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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Climate Change and Global Health

Climate Change and Global Health

Edited by C Butler, University of Canberra, Australia

September 2014 / Hardback / 328 Pages / 9781780642659 £85.00 / €110.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £76.50 / €99.00 / $144.00
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Main Description

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.

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  • a: Contributors
  • b: Acronyms
  • c: Acknowledgements
  • d: Dedication - Colin D. Butler
  • e: Foreword - Sir Andy Haines
  • Part I: Introduction
  • 1: The Anthropocene: A Planet Under Pressure
  • 2: Climate Change and Global Health
  • Part II: Primary Effects
  • 3: Heat-related and Cold-related Mortality and Morbidity
  • 4: Occupational Heat Effects: A Global Health and Economic Threat Due to Climate Change
  • 5: Measuring and Estimating Occupational Heat Exposure and Effects in Relation to Climate Change: ‘Hothaps’ Tools for Impact Assessments and Prevention Approaches
  • 6: Climate Extremes, Disasters and Health
  • Part III: Secondary Effects
  • 7: Global Warming and Malaria in Tropical Highlands – An Estimation of Ethiopia’s ‘Unmitigated’ Annual Malaria Burden in the 21st Century
  • 8: Dengue: Distribution and Transmission Dynamics with Climate Change
  • 9: Lyme Disease and Climate Change
  • 10: Climate Change and Human Parasitic Disease
  • 11: Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases: Knowledge and Highlights from Two Decades of Research
  • 12: Wildfires, Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health
  • Part IV: Tertiary Effects
  • 13: Famine, Hunger, Society and Climate Change
  • 14: Moving to a Better Life? Climate, Migration and Population Health
  • 15: Unholy Trinity: Climate Change, Conflict and Ill Health
  • Part V: Regional Issues
  • 16: Climate Change and Health in East Asia: A Food in Health Security Perspective
  • 17: Climate Change and Health in South Asian Countries
  • 18: Climate Change and Global Health: A Latin American Perspective
  • 19: S mall Island States – Canaries in the Coal Mine of Climate Change and Health
  • 20: Climate Change Adaptation to Infectious Diseases in Europe
  • 21: Climate Change and Health in the Arctic
  • 22: Climate Change and Health in Africa
  • 23: Zoonotic Diseases and Their Drivers in Africa
  • Part VI: Cross-Cutting Issues
  • 24: Climate Change, Food and Energy: Politics and Co-benefits
  • 25: Death of a Mwana: Biomass Fuels, Poverty, Gender and Climate Change
  • 26: Mental Health, Cognition and the Challenge of Climate Change
  • 27: Climate Change, Housing and Public Health
  • 28: Health in New Socio-economic Pathways for Climate Change Research
  • Part VII: Transformation
  • 29: Health Activism and the Challenge of Climate Change
  • 30: Climate Change and Health: From Adaptation Towards a Solution
  • 32: Index
  • 31: From Paris towards 1.5 degrees C (Paperback Edition Only)
"The longer we wait, the more painful and difficult it will be to turn around the global industrial machine and its
effects on our planet. The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health summed up the urgency this way: "our societies face clear and potent dangers that require urgent and transformative actions to protect present and future generations". Butler's book is a passionate and valuable addition to moving this debate forwards." - The Lancet