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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 exposur...


Chapter 12 (Page no: 114)

Wildfires, air pollution, climate change and health.

This chapter explores the positive (reinforcing) feedback loop created by the impact of climate change on wildfires and their consequent harmful emissions, including greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other compounds which harm human health. The meteorological factors affecting wildfire risk, the health effects of smoke exposure, the wildfire impacts on climate, and the relevant spatial and temporal climate change patterns are discussed. The projection of future wildfire risk and air pollution emissions is described.

Other chapters from this book

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: 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.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 W 168th St, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10032, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780642659
  • Record Number
  • 20143328434