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Cover for Occupational heat effects: a global health and economic threat due to climate change.

This chapter discusses the role of climate change in increasing workplace heat exposures and the association of human physiology and performance with ambient heat exposure. The clinical effects of heat exposure as well as its economic and well-being impacts are described. Preventive actions are...

Author(s)
Kjellstrom, T.; Lucas, R.; Lemke, B.; Subhashis Sahu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring and estimating occupational heat exposure and effects in relation to climate change: 'Hothaps' tools for impact assessments and prevention approaches.

This chapter describes the 5 components of heat exposure and effect studies in workplace settings: a descriptive pilot study; heat monitoring studies; exploratory interview surveys; quantitative studies of heat exposure-response relationships; and occupational health and economic impact assessment...

Author(s)
Kjellstrom, T.; Lucas, R.; Lemke, B.; Otto, M.; Vidhya Venugopal
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate extremes, disasters and health.

This chapter focuses on health and economic impacts of disasters, including climate extremes. The economic losses from weather- and climate-related disasters and the difference in disaster costs and deaths between developed and developing countries are described. The types of disasters...

Author(s)
Honda, Y.; Oki, T.; Kanae, S.; Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Famine, hunger, society and climate change.

This chapter describes the association between famine, population growth and the Cold War and the apparent conquest of famine by the green revolution. Vegetarianism as a potential solution to world hunger, the inequality in food distribution, and food wastes are discussed. The ecological and social ...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving to a better life? Climate, migration and population health.

This chapter explores the implications and consequences for health due to migration associated with climate change. The role of climate change in human migration and the effects of climate change on the health of migrant, donor and recipient populations are described.

Author(s)
Bowles, D. C.; Reuveny, R.; Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Unholy trinity: climate change, conflict and ill health.

This chapter explores the influence of climate change on conflict and the effects on health of conflict induced by climate change.

Author(s)
Bowles, D. C.; Braidwood, M.; Butler, C. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and health in South Asian countries.

This chapter focuses on the major potential impacts of climate change on health in South Asia. Environmental change and natural disasters are described. The primary, secondary and tertiary health impacts of climate change are discussed. The association of climate change with mental illness through...

Author(s)
Manpreet Singh; Rao, M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mental health, cognition and the challenge of climate change.

This chapter explores the links between mental health and climate change and describes the mental health effects (e.g., anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder) of the primary, secondary and tertiary manifestations of climate change. The cognitive obstacles to dealing with climate...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.; Bowles, D. C.; McIver, L.; Page, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health activism and the challenge of climate change.

This chapter focuses on health activism and presents historical accounts where health activism played an important role, such as in the great London smog and the medical campaign to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. Health activism in the 19th century and the importance of medical journals in...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.; Wareham, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and health: from adaptation towards a solution.

This chapter seeks to identify, describe and analyse the solutions to the health effects of climate change that might apply on a broader scale. The association among rising energy costs from fossil fuels, economic crisis and unburnable carbon is described. The climate change mitigation, adaptation...

Author(s)
Butler, C. D.; Stott, R.; Bowen, K.; Haigh, M.; Smith, B.; Braidwood, M.; Bowles, D. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
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