RECIPIENT OF THE 2015 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Climate change is causing 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 association 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.
Drawing on experience from 78 leading experts this book contains core information on climate consequences, including key strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Written primarily for mid-career professionals and students in public health and environmental sciences. Chapters are supplemented with case studies, graphs, tables and photographs.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Gro H. Brundtland
1. Applying a Public Health Context to Climate Change
2. Understanding Key Concepts of Climate Science and Their Application
3. A Widening Research Agenda: Challenges and Needs
4A. Heat Impacts on Work, Human Performance and Daily Life
4B. Disorders Related to Heat Waves
5. Respiratory and Allergic Disorders
6. Vector-borne Diseases
7. Waterborne and Foodborne Diseases
8. Health Impacts Related to Food and Nutrition Insecurity
9. Mental Health Impacts
10. Collective Violence
11. Public Health Policies and Actions
13A. Energy Policy in Developed Countries
13B. Energy Policy in Developing Countries
13C. Transportation Policy
13D. Agriculture Policy
14. Planning Healthy and Sustainable Built Environments
15. Non-governmental Actions by Individuals, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector