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Climate change and global health.

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This book describes the direct and indirect global impacts of climate change. It includes 30 chapters divided into 7 parts. Part I (Introduction) includes 2 chapters describing anthropocene and the impact of climate change on global health. Part II includes 4 chapters focusing on the primary health effects of climate change: heat- and cold-related mortality and morbidity; occupational heat exposure and effects; and climate extremes, disasters and health. Part III includes 6 chapters covering the secondary health effects of climate change: global warming and malaria in tropical highlands; dengue distribution and transmission dynamics; Lyme disease; human parasitic disease; allergens and allergic diseases; and wildfires and air pollution. Part IV includes 3 chapters describing the tertiary health effects of climate change: famine, food security and hunger; migration and population health; and association between climate change, conflict and ill-health. Part V includes 8 chapters discussing the health impacts of climate change in different regions (East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, Small Island States (Pacific Islands, Caribbean and Indian Ocean Islands), Europe, Arctic and Africa). Part VI includes 5 chapters discussing cross-cutting issues related to climate change: food and energy; biomass fuels, poverty and gender; mental health and cognition; housing and public health; and scenarios. Lastly, Part VII includes 2 chapters on health activism and adaptation to climate change. This book provides invaluable evidence for public health professionals, those responsible for protecting populations from the effects of extreme events, and public health and development communities.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The anthropocene: a planet under pressure. Author(s): Steffen, W.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Climate change and global health. Author(s): McMichael, A. J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Heat-related and cold-related mortality and morbidity. Author(s): Hajat, S. Barnard, L. T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 38) Occupational heat effects: a global health and economic threat due to climate change. Author(s): Kjellstrom, T. Lucas, R. Lemke, B. Subhashis Sahu
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Measuring and estimating occupational heat exposure and effects in relation to climate change: 'Hothaps' tools for impact assessments and prevention approaches. Author(s): Kjellstrom, T. Lucas, R. Lemke, B. Otto, M. Vidhya Venugopal
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 54) Climate extremes, disasters and health. Author(s): Honda, Y. Oki, T. Kanae, S. Butler, C. D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 65) Global warming and malaria in tropical highlands - an estimation of Ethiopia's 'unmitigated' annual malaria burden in the 21st century. Author(s): Bouma, M. J. Pascual, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 77) Dengue: distribution and transmission dynamics with climate change. Author(s): Bambrick, H. Hales, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 85) Lyme disease and climate change. Author(s): Ogden, N. H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 95) Climate change and human parasitic disease. Author(s): Weaver, H. J.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 105) Impacts of climate change on allergens and allergic diseases: knowledge and highlights from two decades of research. Author(s): Beggs, P. J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 114) Wildfires, air pollution, climate change and health. Author(s): Morita, H. Kinney, P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 124) Famine, hunger, society and climate change. Author(s): Butler, C. D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 135) Moving to a better life? Climate, migration and population health. Author(s): Bowles, D. C. Reuveny, R. Butler, C. D.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 144) Unholy trinity: climate change, conflict and ill health. Author(s): Bowles, D. C. Braidwood, M. Butler, C. D.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 153) Climate change and health in East Asia: a Food in Health Security perspective. Author(s): Wahlqvist, M. L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 162) Climate change and health in South Asian countries. Author(s): Manpreet Singh Rao, M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 172) Climate change and global health: a Latin American perspective. Author(s): Confalonieri, U. Poveda, G. Riojas, H. Effen, M. A. Quintão, A. F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 181) Small Island States - canaries in the coal mine of climate change and health. Author(s): Hanna, E. G. McIver, L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 193) Climate change adaptation to infectious diseases in Europe. Author(s): Semenza, J. C.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 206) Climate change and health in the Arctic. Author(s): Parkinson, A. J. Evengård, B.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 218) Climate change and health in Africa. Author(s): Butler, C. D. Mathieson, A. Bowles, D. C. Ana, G. Cissé, G.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 228) Zoonotic diseases and their drivers in Africa. Author(s): Grace, D. Bett, B.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 237) Climate change, food and energy: politics and co-benefits. Author(s): Faergeman, O.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 245) Death of a Mwana: biomass fuels, poverty, gender and climate change. Author(s): Brijnath, B.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 251) Mental health, cognition and the challenge of climate change. Author(s): Butler, C. D. Bowles, D. C. McIver, L. Page, L.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 260) Climate change, housing and public health. Author(s): Jaakkola, J. J. K. Amegah, A. K.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 268) Health in new socio-economic pathways for climate change research. Author(s): Ebi, K. L.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 275) Health activism and the challenge of climate change. Author(s): Butler, C. D. Wareham, S.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 284) Climate change and health: from adaptation towards a solution. Author(s): Butler, C. D. Stott, R. Bowen, K. Haigh, M. Smith, B. Braidwood, M. Bowles, D. C.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 293) From Paris towards 1.5 degrees C. Author(s): Butler, C. D. Hales, S. Beggs, P. J. Ebi, C. L.