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Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental, economic, security and social issues affecting the world today. It has the potential to wreak enormous damage to infrastructure, buildings and systems—in effect, on human society and our way of life on this planet.

Climate change has the ability to bring about the following impacts on urban areas:

Heat and deaths associated with heat stress

associated with heat stress Air quality and health

Storm surge flooding

Urban drainage flooding

Building and infrastructure subsidence and landslides

Wind storm

Drought (implications for water resources and availability for consumption)

Resources and amenity

Disease.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 13 October 2009

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