Climate change threatens the health of British Columbians
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A literature review investigated the links between climate change and the Prerequisites of Health as defined in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: peace, food, shelter, sustainable resources, education, income, social justice/equity, and sustainable ecosystems. All are necessary components of healthy communities across the province, and all are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic climate change. Reassessing climate change as a public health issue provides this complex phenomenon with personal relevance. Implications for nursing practice are explored as nurses are well-positioned to lead climate action across British Columbia.