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. Now with added chapter updating key changes affecting climate change and health through 2015, culminating with UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon's comment "What was once unthinkable is now unstoppable." Climate change, now clearly worsening, is triggering a powerful social and technological response. Will this response be sufficient to avert its potentially catastrophic "tertiary" health effects?
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About the Author
Colin D. Butler co-founded the NGO Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health and Insight (BODHI). He is Professor of Public Health at the University of Canberra and a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University.
Table of Contents
a: Contributorsb: Acronymsc: Acknowledgementsd: Dedication - Colin D. Butlere: Foreword - Sir Andy HainesPart I: Introduction1: The Anthropocene: A Planet Under Pressure2: Climate Change and Global HealthPart II: Primary Effects3: Heat-related and Cold-related Mortality and Morbidity4: Occupational Heat Effects: A Global Health and Economic Threat Due to Climate Change5: Measuring and Estimating Occupational Heat Exposure and Effects in Relation to Climate Change: ‘Hothaps’ Tools for Impact Assessments and Prevention Approaches6: Climate Extremes, Disasters and HealthPart III: Secondary Effects7: Global Warming and Malaria in Tropical Highlands – An Estimation of Ethiopia’s ‘Unmitigated’ Annual Malaria Burden in the 21st Century8: Dengue: Distribution and Transmission Dynamics with Climate Change9: Lyme Disease and Climate Change10: Climate Change and Human Parasitic Disease11: Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases: Knowledge and Highlights from Two Decades of Research12: Wildfires, Air Pollution, Climate Change and HealthPart IV: Tertiary Effects13: Famine, Hunger, Society and Climate Change14: Moving to a Better Life? Climate, Migration and Population Health15: Unholy Trinity: Climate Change, Conflict and Ill HealthPart V: Regional Issues16: Climate Change and Health in East Asia: A Food in Health Security Perspective17: Climate Change and Health in South Asian Countries18: Climate Change and Global Health: A Latin American Perspective19: S mall Island States – Canaries in the Coal Mine of Climate Change and Health20: Climate Change Adaptation to Infectious Diseases in Europe21: Climate Change and Health in the Arctic22: Climate Change and Health in Africa23: Zoonotic Diseases and Their Drivers in AfricaPart VI: Cross-Cutting Issues24: Climate Change, Food and Energy: Politics and Co-benefits25: Death of a Mwana: Biomass Fuels, Poverty, Gender and Climate Change26: Mental Health, Cognition and the Challenge of Climate Change27: Climate Change, Housing and Public Health28: Health in New Socio-economic Pathways for Climate Change ResearchPart VII: Transformation29: Health Activism and the Challenge of Climate Change30: Climate Change and Health: From Adaptation Towards a Solution31: From Paris towards 1.5 degrees C (Paperback Edition Only)32: Index