Global Climate Change and Human Health. From Science to Practice

  • ID: 3110071
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 672 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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With contributions from the leading experts in the field, Global Climate Change and Human Health examines the ongoing environmental crisis from a public health and clinical health perspective. Written for public health students, health care professionals, and clinicians, this landmark resource offers a comprehensive introduction to climate change and its effects on human health.

Global Climate Change and Human Health explores a wide–range of topics and issues and contains:

  • A primer on the core concepts of climate change science
  • Illustrative examples that depict increasing aeroallergens, shifting vector habitats, emergent risks, and more
  • Critical discussions on mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • A review of how climate change affects human rights and how international institutions are responding
  • Visual teaching materials broken down by chapter

Designed as a practical resource, Global Climate Change and Human Health contains text boxes that facilitate understanding and discussion of the health impacts that will face individual care providers. Global Climate Change and Human Health gives those preparing to be on the front lines of health care an important volume for understanding the approaches needed to address this developing health crisis.

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Chapter 1 Primer on Climate Science (Christopher K. Uejio, James D. Tamerius, Karen Wertz, and Katie M. Konchar)

Chapter 2 Extreme Weather Events: The Role of Public Health in Disaster Risk Reduction as a Means for Climate Change Adaptation (Mark E. Keim, M.D.)

Chapter 3 Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle and Waterborne Diseases (Jan C. Semenza)

Chapter 4 Climate Change, Carbon Dioxide and Public Health: The Plant Biology Perspective (Lewis H. Ziska and Kris L. Ebi)

Chapter 5 Climate and its Impacts on Vector–borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Charles B. Beard, Jada F. Garofalo, and Kenneth L. Gage)

Chapter 6 Increased Risks from Cyanobacteria and Algae Blooms (Lorraine C. Backer)

Chapter 7 Ozone, Oppressive Air Masses & Degraded Air Quality (Kim Knowlton)

Chapter 8 Climate Change and Population Mental Health (Abdulrahman M. El–Sayed, and Sandro Galea)

Chapter 9 Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change to Food Security, Safety and Nutrition (Tirado, MC)

Chapter 10 Climate and Health Vulnerability Assessments: A Practical Approach (Diarmid Campbell–Lendrum,  Joy Guillemot, and Kristie Ebi)

Chapter 11 Climate Change Health Impact Projections: Looking into the Future (Jeremy Hess)

Chapter 12 Extreme and Changing Meteorological Conditions on the Human Health Condition (Daniel P. Johnson and Austin C. Stanforth)

Chapter 13 Climate Change Adaptation: Historic Perspective, Framing, and Future Directions (Kristie L. Ebi)

Chapter 14 Protecting Environmental Justice Communities from the Detrimental Impacts of Climate Change (Cecilia Martinez and Nicky Sheats)

Chapter 15 Improving the surveillance of Climate–Sensitive Diseases (Pierre Gosselin, Diane Bélanger, Mathilde Pascal, Philippe Pireaux, and Christovam Barcellos)

Chapter 16 Climate Change Communication (Stuart Capstick, Adam Corner, and Nick Pidgeon)

Chapter 17 Health Co–Benefits of Climate Mitigation Strategies (Linda Rudolph and Maxwell J. Richardson)

Chapter 18 Mitigation: International Institutions and Global Governance (Perry Sheffield and Farah Faisal)

Chapter 19 Community–Based Sentinel Surveillance as an Innovative Tool to Measure the Health Effects of CC in remote Alaska (David L. Driscoll)

Chapter 20 Climate Change and the Right to Health (Carmel Williams)

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GEORGE LUBER, PHD, is chief of the Climate and Health Program at the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). JAY LEMERY, MD, is associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and section chief of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

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