Climate Change and Public Health

Title

Climate Change and Public Health

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Description

Climate change is causing, and will increasingly cause, 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 associations 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.

With contributions from 78 leading experts in climate change and in public health, this book contains a concise and comprehensive book that represents a core curriculum on climate change and public health, including key strategies for adaptation and mitigation. Written primarily for students and mid-career professionals in public health and environmental sciences, the book clearly describes concepts and their application to the health impacts of climate change. Chapters are supplemented with case studies, graphs, tables and photographs. The book's organization in 15 chapters makes it an ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, environmental sciences, public policy, and other fields.

ISBN

9780190202453

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Climate Change; Public Health; Environmental Health; Public Policy

Disciplines

Environmental Public Health | Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene | Other Public Health

Comments

Joannna White-Newsome is affiliated with the George Washington University School of Public Health in the Environmental and Occupational Health Department.