Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health
Author: A. J. McMichael,D. H. Campbell-Lendrum,C. F. Corvalan,K. L. Ebi,A. Githeko,J. D. Scheraga,A. Woodward
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789241562485
ISBN 13: 924156248X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 7)

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 7)
Author: Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent,Olive Kobusingye,Kirk R. Smith
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN 10: 1464805237
ISBN 13: 9781464805233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 7) Book Review:

The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume's contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies-presented in an essential package of interventions and policies-could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year.

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States
Author: US Global Change Research Program
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 999
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1510726217
ISBN 13: 9781510726215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Book Review:

As global climate change proliferates, so too do the health risks associated with the changing world around us. Called for in the President’s Climate Action Plan and put together by experts from eight different Federal agencies, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health: A Scientific Assessment is a comprehensive report on these evolving health risks, including: Temperature-related death and illness Air quality deterioration Impacts of extreme events on human health Vector-borne diseases Climate impacts on water-related Illness Food safety, nutrition, and distribution Mental health and well-being This report summarizes scientific data in a concise and accessible fashion for the general public, providing executive summaries, key takeaways, and full-color diagrams and charts. Learn what health risks face you and your family as a result of global climate change and start preparing now with The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health.

Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure

Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure
Author: Yuri Hosokawa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 3319758896
ISBN 13: 9783319758893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Health and Physical Activity During Heat Exposure Book Review:

This book provides fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective. The book includes a section on human physiology, epidemiology and special considerations in aforementioned populations, and behavioral and technological adjustments people may take to combat thermal environmental stress and safeguard their health. The book is the first of its kind to compile multiple disciplines - human physiology, climatology, and medicine - in one to provide fundamental concepts in human thermal physiology and their applications in general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings from the biometeorological perspective; Developed by experts, scientists, and physicians from exercise physiology, climatology, public health, sports medicine, and military medicine; Highlights special considerations and applications of thermal physiology to general public, occupational, military, and athletics settings.

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change
Author: Bettina Menne
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9289071877
ISBN 13: 9789289071871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Health in Europe from Climate Change Book Review:

The scientific consensus is that climate change affects health through changing weather patterns (such as more intense and frequent extreme events) and indirectly through changes in water, air, food quality and quantity, ecosystems, agriculture, livelihoods and infrastructure. The effects will be unevenly distributed, and those at greatest risk include people who are poor, very young, elderly, and/or ill. Climate change can also pose a threat to health security. Failure to respond could be very costly in terms of disease health care expenditure and lost productivity. As long as climate change is not too rapid or strong, strengthening health systems can control many of the health effects. This may include strengthening preparedness, public health services and health security, advocating action in other sectors to benefit health, better informing citizens and leading by example. Health systems need to strengthen their capacity to assess potential climate-related health effects, to review their capacities to cope, and develop and implement adaptation and mitigation strategies, and to strengthen a range of key areas of work - from disease surveillance and control to disaster risk reduction - that are essential for rapid detection of and action against climate-related risks. This publication intends to stimulate debate and support an active response by providing up-to-date information on the health effects of climate change as well as practical guidance on specific actions that decision-makers at different levels in health and other sectors can take now.

Ecosystem Change and Public Health

Ecosystem Change and Public Health
Author: Joan Leslie Aron,Jonathan Patz
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780801865817
ISBN 13: 0801865816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Change and Public Health Book Review:

This volume focuses on how human health is affected by global ecosystem changes. Devoted entirely to this emerging field, it offers a global perspective on research methods and emphasizing empirical investigations of health outcomes in combination with integrated assessment for policy development. The book covers such topics as global climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, water resources management, and ecology and infectious disease. Case studies of cholera, malaria, the effects of water resources, and global climate change and air pollution illustrate the analysis and methodology. The book also includes a resource centre describing places to start searches on the World Wide Web, guidelines for finding and evaluating information, suggested study projects, and strategies for encouraging communication among course participants.

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Global Climate Change and Human Health
Author: George Luber,Jay Lemery
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 1118603575
ISBN 13: 9781118603574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Climate Change and Human Health Book Review:

Learn the foundations of climate science and human health Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective, giving students and clinicians the information they need to prepare for the future of health care. Edited by George Luber, associate director for climate change at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Jay Lemery, associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and section chief of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and including chapters written by luminaries in the field, this landmark book provides a comprehensive introduction to climate change and health. Students will learn about climate changes direct effect on health, including extreme weather events, altered and degraded ecosystems, and threats to human security and welfare. Discussions on mitigation and adaptation strategies, including disease surveillance, communications, and greening health care, as well as a primer on the core concepts of climate change science are presented. Each chapter has a specific section on the clinical correlations of the impact of climate change on health. Informative illustrations depict increasing aeroallergens, shifting vector habitats, emergent risks, and more. Visual teaching materials broken down by chapter (including PowerPoint lecture slides) are available for instructors. This book shows how human health will be —and already has been — affected and how health care practitioners need to start preparing. Understand the science behind climate change and climate variability Learn how the availability of food and clean water will affect public health Consider the diseases that will surge as vector populations swell Discover mitigation strategies targeted toward the health care community Understanding how climate change affects human rights and how international institutions are responding Increased temperatures bring algal blooms that threaten clean water. Degraded air quality brings allergies, asthma, and respiratory diseases. Ground pollutants lower the nutritional value of food crops. It's clear that climate change is very much a public health concern, and Global Climate Change and Human Health helps those preparing to be on the front lines of health care.

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health
Author: Rais Akhtar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN 10: 3030237737
ISBN 13: 9783030237738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health Book Review:

This edited book assesses the impacts of various extreme weather events on human health and development from a global perspective, and includes several case studies in various geographical regions around the globe. Covering all continents, it describes the impact of extreme weather conditions such as flash floods, heatwaves, cold waves, droughts, forest fires, strong winds and storms in both developing and developed countries. The contributing authors also investigate the spread of diseases and the risk to food security caused by drought and flooding. Further, the book discusses the economic damage resulting from natural disasters including hurricanes. It has been estimated that in 2017 natural disasters and climate change resulted in economic losses of 309 billion US dollars. Scientists also predict that if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, in Europe the death toll due to weather disasters could rise 50-fold by the end of the 21st century, with extreme heat alone causing more than 150,000 deaths a year, as the report on global warming of 1.5°C warns that China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would steer the world above a catastrophic 5°C of warming by the end of 2100. As such, the book highlights how the wellbeing of different populations is threatened by extreme events now and in the foreseeable future.

National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change

National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change
Author: Harindra Joseph Fernando,Z.B. Klaić,J.L. McCulley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-01-06
ISBN 10: 9400724306
ISBN 13: 9789400724303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest threats to humanity of all times. In addition to producing adverse environmental conditions such as rising sea level, drought, crop failure, vector-borne diseases, extreme events, degradation of water/air quality and heat waves, climate change is also considered a threat multiplier that leads to local and international conflicts and armed interventions. Urban areas may bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the centers of human habitation, anthropogenic stressors and environmental degradation, and the ensuing health impacts are of grave societal concern. The papers in this volume span a suite of climate change repercussions, paying particular attention to national security and human health aspects. It is an outcome of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held during April 28-30, 2011 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. The contributions cut across the elements of modeling, natural, political and social sciences, engineering, politics, military intervention, urban planning, industrial activities, epidemiology and healthcare.

Exertional Heat Illness

Exertional Heat Illness
Author: William M. Adams,John F. Jardine
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 3030278050
ISBN 13: 9783030278052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exertional Heat Illness Book Review:

This authoritative work provides clinicians, scientists and students with a comprehensive overview of exertional heat illness. Specifically, it addresses the prevention, recognition, treatment, and care of the various medical conditions that fall within the realm of exertional heat illness. In doing so, the book also offers a setting-specific (that is, athletics, military, occupational, and road race medicine) discussion of exertional heat illness for the consideration of the varied medical providers working in these settings. Clinicians will benefit from the discussion of the evidence-based best-practice considerations that should be made in the management of exertional heat illness. Scientists will benefit from this text in that it will provide them with a review of the current scientific evidence related to exertional heat illness and the translation of evidence to clinical practice – while also discussing directions for future research. Finally, students -- primarily postgraduate students interested in developing a line of research related to exertional heat illness -- will find this title an indispensable text to familiarize themselves with this fascinating field of study. A major contribution to the literature, Exertional Heat Illness: A Clinical and Evidence-Based Guide will be of significant interest to clinicians and scientists at all levels of training and experience, especially professionals in athletic training, emergency medical services, emergency room care, sports medicine and primary care.

Climate Change and Global Health

Climate Change and Global Health
Author: Colin Butler
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 1780648588
ISBN 13: 9781780648583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Global Health Book Review:

There is increasing understanding, globally, that climate change will have profound and mostly harmful effects on human health. This authoritative book brings together international experts to describe both direct (such as heat waves) and indirect (such as vector-borne disease incidence) impacts of climate change, set in a broad, international, economic, political and environmental context. This unique book also expands on these issues to address a third category of potential longer-term impacts on global health: famine, population dislocation, and conflict. This lively yet scholarly resource explores these issues fully, linking them to health in urban and rural settings in developed and developing countries. The book finishes with a practical discussion of action that health professionals can yet take.

Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Effect of Climate Change on Indoor Air Quality and Public Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 0309209412
ISBN 13: 9780309209410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health Book Review:

The indoor environment affects occupants' health and comfort. Poor environmental conditions and indoor contaminants are estimated to cost the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars a year in exacerbation of illnesses like asthma, allergic symptoms, and subsequent lost productivity. Climate change has the potential to affect the indoor environment because conditions inside buildings are influenced by conditions outside them. Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health addresses the impacts that climate change may have on the indoor environment and the resulting health effects. It finds that steps taken to mitigate climate change may cause or exacerbate harmful indoor environmental conditions. The book discusses the role the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take in informing the public, health professionals, and those in the building industry about potential risks and what can be done to address them. The study also recommends that building codes account for climate change projections; that federal agencies join to develop or refine protocols and testing standards for evaluating emissions from materials, furnishings, and appliances used in buildings; and that building weatherization efforts include consideration of health effects. Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health is written primarily for the EPA and other federal agencies, organizations, and researchers with interests in public health; the environment; building design, construction, and operation; and climate issues.

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate Change and Public Health
Author: Barry Levy,Jonathan Patz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 0190202467
ISBN 13: 9780190202460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Public Health Book Review:

Climate change is causing, and will increasingly cause, a wide range of adverse health effects, including heat-related disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory and allergic disorders, malnutrition, mental health problems, and violence. The scientific bases for the associations between climate change and health problems are evolving as are the strategies for adapting to climate change and mitigating the greenhouse gases, which are its primary cause. With contributions from 78 leading experts in climate change and in public health, this book contains a concise and comprehensive book that represents a core curriculum on climate change and public health, including key strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Written primarily for students and mid-career professionals in public health and environmental sciences, the book clearly describes concepts and their application to the health impacts of climate change. Chapters are supplemented with case studies, graphs, tables and photographs. The book's organization in 15 chapters makes it an ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, environmental sciences, public policy, and other fields.

Climate Change in the Midwest

Climate Change in the Midwest
Author: S. C. Pryor
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0253006821
ISBN 13: 9780253006820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change in the Midwest Book Review:

The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility of the critical socio-economic and environmental systems. Key sectors discussed are agriculture, human health, water, energy and infrastructure, and the vulnerabilities that may be amplified under current climate trajectories. The book also considers the challenges and opportunities to develop local and regional strategies for addressing the risks posed by climate change in the context of developing an integrative policy for the region.

Climate Sensitive Adaptation in Health

Climate Sensitive Adaptation in Health
Author: Purnamita Dasgupta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 8132228243
ISBN 13: 9788132228240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Sensitive Adaptation in Health Book Review:

This book focuses on the risks that climate change poses for the health sector. It discusses the current vulnerabilities to climate-sensitive diseases, the resultant mortality and morbidity in human populations, the projected risks in connection with increasing global warming, and the options for tackling the adverse impacts of climate change. Adapting to climate change so as to effectively address the risks for and adverse impacts on the health sector requires an in-depth understanding of current deficits in health sector preparedness for climate-sensitive illnesses, as well as future plans and programs for increasing adaptive capacity and building resilience. The book situates climate and health adaptation concerns in the broader context of developing countries, providing insights that can be useful for other countries as well, helping them further their health adaptation efforts. In India, poverty and inadequate access to basic water, health and sanitation services combine with climate-related events to adversely impact health outcomes. Three case studies on the occurrence of heat stress, flooding, and extreme cyclonic events in India are presented along with a critical assessment of the level of preparedness and capacity of healthcare facilities to respond to the threats posed by climate change. The book presents the key challenges faced in reducing the risks posed to the health sector by climatic factors, and highlights the most important opportunities for promoting resilience and adaptation to achieve sustainable development. Dr. Dasgupta’s excellent book reviews the health risks of climate change, outlines an operational framework for health adaptation, and describes the socioeconomic context for adaptation in India. - Kristie L. EbiProfessor, Departments of Global Health, and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, USA This pioneering work contributes to an the understanding of the preparedness in India to manage health risks from such (climate) change on the basis of detailed data analysis, both from large national surveys and contextualized field based surveys.- Kanchan ChopraFormer Director and Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India/div

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
Author: John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 727
Release: 2011-08-18
ISBN 10: 0199566607
ISBN 13: 9780199566600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society Book Review:

A systematic examination by the best writers in a variety of fields working on issues of how climate change affects society, and how social, economic, and political systems can, do, and should respond.

Climate Information for Public Health Action

Climate Information for Public Health Action
Author: Madeleine Thomson,Simon Mason
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781138069633
ISBN 13: 1138069639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Information for Public Health Action Book Review:

Public health professionals, field epidemiologists, health management workers and health policymakers are increasingly concerned about the potential impact that climate change can have on public health. Climate not only determines the spatial and seasonal distribution of many public health events, such as infectious diseases, health outcomes of disasters and nutrition, but also is a key determinant of extreme heat waves and storm events that result in large impacts on morbidity and mortality. However, few public health professionals are aware of the ways in which climate information may help them manage the impacts of climate on their disease surveillance and control activities, as well as program implementation and evaluation. Climate Information for Public Health Action fills an identified knowledge gap for health policy makers and practitioners (along with climate service providers) in exploring why, when and how climate information can and should be incorporated into health decision-making. Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, this volume will focus on three climate sensitive health outcome areas: infectious disease, hydrometeorological disasters, and nutrition. Targeting a technical professional public health community involved in developing policy and/or ensuring good practice related to climate sensitive health outcomes, this book will be written in an accessible, informative style using the highest technical and scientific standards. It will also be a valuable resource for students and academics studying and working in the emerging field of environment and health.

Climate Change Litigation

Climate Change Litigation
Author: Joseph Smith,David J. C. Shearman
Publsiher: Presidian Publishing
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105134429914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Litigation Book Review:

Within the legal framework, the test adopts an interdisciplinary examination and critical analysis of the existing body of scientific evidence representing the consensus on global warming of climate scientists.

Climate Change Science

Climate Change Science
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Committee on the Science of Climate Change
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2001-07-28
ISBN 10: 0309075742
ISBN 13: 9780309075749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Science Book Review:

The warming of the Earth has been the subject of intense debate and concern for many scientists, policy-makers, and citizens for at least the past decade. Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions, a new report by a committee of the National Research Council, characterizes the global warming trend over the last 100 years, and examines what may be in store for the 21st century and the extent to which warming may be attributable to human activity.

Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law

Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law
Author: Michael Burger,Justin Gundlach
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN 10: 1108417620
ISBN 13: 9781108417624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change, Public Health, and the Law Book Review:

Presents comprehensively the currently un-mapped constellation of issues related to climate change, public health, and the law.