Link to health and climate report


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For those who have been directed here from this story in The National Post, here is the post about Health Canada’s recent report on climate change.

For more climate-related content, see my climate index page and my ‘environment’ category.

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Milan August 20, 2008 at 11:15 pm
emily August 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Isn’t this information copyrighted by the Canadian government?

Milan August 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm

The copyright information page reads, in part:

“© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by the Minister of Health, 2008

This publication may be reproduced without permission provided the source is fully acknowledged.”

Downloading it from here is just a bit more convenient than getting it emailed to you by Health Canada. Also, having it posted here means Google will index it.

Anonymous August 21, 2008 at 1:14 am

This report must have cost Health Canada hundreds of thousands of dollars to assemble. It’s pretty odd that some random blogger is the one making it available.

. August 21, 2008 at 10:39 am

Tories Try to Hide Health Canada Report That Urges Action on Climate Change
August 21, 2008 at 06:13

With every passing day, Harper’s government becomes less and less distinguishable from Shrub’s. The latest data point is news that the Tories have tried to hide a Health Canada report that:

“calls on decision-makers, governments and stakeholders to step up their efforts to prevent global warming from threatening the nation’s air quality, saying the bad air increased the spread of diseases and caused premature deaths. It also warns that Canadians can expect inevitable and at times severe health-related impacts associated with climate change.”

because, of course, our knowing that would be bad.

. August 21, 2008 at 11:29 am

The Global Warming Report Ottawa Doesn’t Want You to See
August 21, 2008

Canada’s federal government is trying to bury an important report on climate change and health … but the blogosphere is fighting back

Last month, C&C reported that Canada’s federal government was planning a “low-profile release” of Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Capacity, a 500-page report prepared for Health Canada. As with a previous report from Natural Resources Canada, Harper and crew had decided to hide science that they don’t like.

coyote August 22, 2008 at 7:32 am

Ah. You also showed up in paragraph 11 of the story in the Ottawa Citizen, too. Same one as the Post, I guess. You have the full support of coyotes everywhere.

Milan August 22, 2008 at 8:49 am


Thanks for the information.

Milan August 22, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Number of downloads of the complete report:

August 20th: 7
August 21st: 57

Number of chapter downloads:

Chapter 9: 36
Synthesis: 31
Chapter 1: 20
Chapter 4: 18
Chapter 5: 18
Chapter 3: 17
Chapter 7: 16
Chapter 6: 15
Chapter 8: 15
Chapter 2: 13
Glossary: 12

Milan August 25, 2008 at 11:41 am

August 22nd: 13
August 23rd: 4
August 24th: 7

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