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Caribbean heat threatens health, well-being and the future of humanity

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C. Macpherson
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This article examines awareness among health-care providers in the Caribbean region to the health impacts of climate change. In focus groups in Trinidad and Grenada, health providers described rises in mosquito-borne, flood-related, heat-related, respiratory and mental illnesses, and attributed these to local impacts of climate change. Their discussions showed that the significance of these impacts differs in different Caribbean nations, raising policy and social justice questions.