Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change

Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change
Author: Yuming Guo,Shanshan Li
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2021-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128190807
ISBN 13: 0128190809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change Book Review:

Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change introduces the effects of heat on human health, especially in the context of climate change. It utilizes case studies in addition to foundational knowledge and theory to demonstrate the epidemiological impact of heat and presents solutions for addressing this important public health issue. It is clearly organized to aid in understanding key questions such as why and how heat exposure impacts health, who are most vulnerable to heat exposure, and how to reduce impacts of heat exposure. Providing guidance on public policy development as well as individual protection, Heat Exposure and Human Health in the Context of Climate Change is an interdisciplinary resource for researchers and policy makers in both public health and environmental science fields. Presents the most up-to-date knowledge on an important public health topic in the context of climate change Provides guidance to government, public agencies, health workers, community organizers, and environmental agencies to reduce the health impacts of heat exposure Covers theory, epidemiology, environmental considerations, and public health, utilizing foundational knowledge, literature reviews, and case studies

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.

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks

Canada   s Top Climate Change Risks
Author: The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential
Publsiher: Council of Canadian Academies
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN 10: 1926522672
ISBN 13: 9781926522678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks Book Review:

Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks identifies the top risk areas based on the extent and likelihood of the potential damage, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. These 12 major areas of risk are: agriculture and food, coastal communities, ecosystems, fisheries, forestry, geopolitical dynamics, governance and capacity, human health and wellness, Indigenous ways of life, northern communities, physical infrastructure, and water. The report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation responses. The Panel outlines a multi-layered method of prioritizing adaptation measures based on an understanding of the risk, adaptation potential, and federal roles and responsibilities.

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.

World Malaria Report 2015

World Malaria Report 2015
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-01-30
ISBN 10: 9241565152
ISBN 13: 9789241565158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Malaria Report 2015 Book Review:

The World Malaria Report 2015 assesses global malaria disease trends and changes in the coverage and financing of malaria control programs between 2000 and 2015. It also summarizes progress towards international targets, and provides regional and country profiles that summarize trends in each WHO region and each country with malaria. The report is produced with the help of WHO regional and country offices, ministries of health in endemic countries, and a broad range of other partners. The data presented are assembled from the 96 countries and territories with ongoing malaria transmission, and a further five countries that have recently eliminated malaria. Most data are those reported for 2014 and 2015, although in some cases projections have been made into 2015, to assess progress towards targets for 2015.

Protecting Health from Climate Change

Protecting Health from Climate Change
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 9789241564687
ISBN 13: 9241564687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Health from Climate Change Book Review:

There is now strong evidence that the earth's climate is changing rapidly due mainly to humanactivities. Increasing temperatures sea-level rises changes in precipitation patterns andextreme events are expected to increase a range of health risks from the direct effects ofheat-waves floods and storms to more suitable conditions for the transmission of importantinfectious diseases to impacts on the natural systems and socioeconomic sectors that ultimatelyunderpin human health. Much of the potential health impact of climate change can however be avoided through a combination of strengthening key health system functions and improvedmanagement of the risks presented by a changing climate. the critical first step in this process is to carry out a vulnerability and adaptation assessment.This allows countries to assess which populations are most vulnerable to different kinds ofhealth effects to identify weaknesses in the systems that should protect them and to specifyinterventions to respond. Assessments can also improve evidence and understanding of thelinkages between climate and health within the assessment area serve as a baseline analysisagainst which changes in disease risk and protective measures can be monitored provide theopportunity for building capacity and strengthen the case for investment in health protection.WHO has responded to this global demand by building on past guidance and technical toolsto outline a flexible process for vulnerability and adaptation assessment. in 2009 the WHORegional Office for the Americas and WHO prepared draft guidance for this process whichwas pilot tested in studies across all WHO Regions. in July 2010 representatives of ministriesof health from 15 countries came together in Costa Rica with WHO and subject area expertsto share their experiences and provide feedback on how to improve the guidance for theconduct of vulnerability assessments. This document is the result of this process. It is intended not as a final definitive guide but asan important part of an evolving set of resources that will support effective and evidence-basedaction to protect health from climate change.

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.

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change
Author: Environmental Health Perspective and,The National Institute of Environmental,National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781499572094
ISBN 13: 1499572093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change Book Review:

The purpose of this paper is to identify research needs for all aspects of the research-to-decision making pathway that will help us understand and mitigate the health effects of climate change, as well as ensure that we choose the healthiest and most efficient approaches to climate change adaptation.

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate Change and Public Health
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: OUP Us
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0190202459
ISBN 13: 9780190202453
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. Orchestrating and coordinating contributions from more than 75 selected public health specialists and environmental scientists, the editors have developed 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 and Cities

Climate Change and Cities
Author: Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 1316603334
ISBN 13: 9781316603338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Cities Book Review:

"Urban Climate Change Research Network, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University."

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health
Author: Clare Heaviside
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 3039367404
ISBN 13: 9783039367405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health Book Review:

Climate change poses a serious challenge to our health and wellbeing. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, and heatwaves, and the direct impacts of changes in temperature have direct impacts on health. At the same time, broader environmental change affects infectious disease risk, air pollution, and other forms of exposure. The different ways in which climate change will affect health are complex, interactive, and different communities are disproportionately affected. International actions such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals recognise the future risks to society and acknowledge that we are already committed to a certain level of climate change. Future adaptation measures therefore need careful assessment and implementation for us to be able to minimise the potential risks from climate change and, at the same time, maximise the potential health benefits of a cleaner, greener world. This Special Issue comprises original research articles and detailed reviews on the likely impacts of climate change on health in a range of geographical settings, and the potential for adaptation measures to reduce some of these risks. Ultimately, studies like these will motivate policy level action for mitigation and help in determining the most effective methods of adaptation to reduce negative impacts in future through embedding scientific evidence into practice.

Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health

Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health
Author: Töres Theorell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 9783030314378
ISBN 13: 3030314375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Socioeconomic Determinants of Occupational Health Book Review:

This anthology provides readers of scientific literature on socioeconomic factors and working conditions with the newest knowledge in this field. Since our world is subjected to constant change in accelerating speed, scientific reviews and updates are needed. Fortunately, research methodology in epidemiology, physiology, psychology and sociology is also developing rapidly and therefore the scientific community can provide politicians and policy makers with increasingly sophisticated and exact descriptions of societal factors in relation to work. The anthology starts in the macro level sphere – with international perspectives and reviews related to working conditions in relation to political change (the fall of the Soviet Union) gender, age, precarious employment, national economy and retirement. Two chapters relate to national policies and activities in international organizations. The second part of the book relates to the meso level sphere – with reviews on social patterns in distributions of psychosocial and physical risks at work in general as well as reviews on noise, shift work, under/overemployment, occupational physical activity, job intensity (which may be a particularly important problem in low income countries), digitization in modern work, climate change, childhood determinants of occupational health in adult years and theoretical models currently used in occupational epidemiology - demand/control, effort/reward, organizational justice, psychosocial safety climate, conflicts, bullying/harassment. This part of the book ends with two chapters on interventions (one chapter on the use of cultural interventions and one on interventions and their evaluation in general) and two chapters on financial aspects of poor/good work environments and evaluations of interventions. In the third part of the book the micro level is addressed. Here mechanisms translating working conditions into physiology are discussed. This starts in general theory relating basic theories regarding energy storage and release to psychosocial theory (extension of demand control theory). It also includes regeneration physiology, autonomic nervous system function, immunology and adverse behaviour. Sections in the Textbook: Macro-level determinants of occupational health: Akizumi Tsutsumi, Meso-level determinants of occupational health: Morten Wahrendorf and Jian Li, Micro-level determinants of occupational health: Bradley J. Wright

Advancing the Science of Climate Change

Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,America's Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2010-12-10
ISBN 10: 9780309155922
ISBN 13: 0309155924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing the Science of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for--and in many cases is already affecting--a broad range of human and natural systems. The compelling case for these conclusions is provided in Advancing the Science of Climate Change, part of a congressionally requested suite of studies known as America's Climate Choices. While noting that there is always more to learn and that the scientific process is never closed, the book shows that hypotheses about climate change are supported by multiple lines of evidence and have stood firm in the face of serious debate and careful evaluation of alternative explanations. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation's scientific enterprise can contribute through research that improves understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change and also is useful to decision makers at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The book identifies decisions being made in 12 sectors, ranging from agriculture to transportation, to identify decisions being made in response to climate change. Advancing the Science of Climate Change calls for a single federal entity or program to coordinate a national, multidisciplinary research effort aimed at improving both understanding and responses to climate change. Seven cross-cutting research themes are identified to support this scientific enterprise. In addition, leaders of federal climate research should redouble efforts to deploy a comprehensive climate observing system, improve climate models and other analytical tools, invest in human capital, and improve linkages between research and decisions by forming partnerships with action-oriented programs.

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Change and Society,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee to Review the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-06-18
ISBN 10: 0309471699
ISBN 13: 9780309471695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of the Draft Fourth National Climate Assessment Book Review:

Climate change poses many challenges that affect society and the natural world. With these challenges, however, come opportunities to respond. By taking steps to adapt to and mitigate climate change, the risks to society and the impacts of continued climate change can be lessened. The National Climate Assessment, coordinated by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, is a mandated report intended to inform response decisions. Required to be developed every four years, these reports provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date evaluation of climate change impacts available for the United States, making them a unique and important climate change document. The draft Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) report reviewed here addresses a wide range of topics of high importance to the United States and society more broadly, extending from human health and community well-being, to the built environment, to businesses and economies, to ecosystems and natural resources. This report evaluates the draft NCA4 to determine if it meets the requirements of the federal mandate, whether it provides accurate information grounded in the scientific literature, and whether it effectively communicates climate science, impacts, and responses for general audiences including the public, decision makers, and other stakeholders.

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change
Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 517
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780521634557
ISBN 13: 0521634555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Regional Impacts of Climate Change Book Review:

Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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.

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.

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.

Integration of Public Health with Adaptation to Climate Change Lessons Learned and New Directions

Integration of Public Health with Adaptation to Climate Change  Lessons Learned and New Directions
Author: Kristie L Ebi,Joel B Smith,Ian Burton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-07-14
ISBN 10: 1482298384
ISBN 13: 9781482298383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integration of Public Health with Adaptation to Climate Change Lessons Learned and New Directions Book Review:

Overall, the negative health impacts of global climate change are anticipated to significantly outweigh positive impacts. Furthermore, global climate change will continue for decades, even after the effective implementation of mitigation measures. By exploring cases in public health and prior lessons learned, this valuable title identifies the key adjustments necessary for public health systems to effectively adapt to this inevitable climate change. Touching on broader aspects of integrated assessment and environmental studies as well as climatic alterations and public health, this book is an essential resource for those involved in these fields at all levels.

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.