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.
Table of Contents
ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsContributorsPart I: Introduction1. Applying a Public Health Context to Climate Change2. Applying Climate Change Science for Public Health3. A Widening Research Agenda: Challenges and NeedsPart II: Adverse Health Consequences and Specific Preventive Measures4A. Heat Impacts on Work, Human Performance, and Daily Life4B. Disorders Related to Heat Waves5. Respiratory and Allergic Disorders6. Vectorborne Diseases7. Waterborne and Foodborne Diseases8. Health Impacts Related to Food and Nutrition Insecurity9. Mental Health Impacts10. Collective ViolencePart III: Policies and Actions to Address Climate Change and to Promote Public Health11. Public Health Policies and Actions12. Communication13A. Energy Policy in Developed Countries13B. Energy Policy in Developing Countries13C. Transportation Policy13D. Agriculture Policy14. Planning Healthy and Sustainable Built Environments15. Non-governmental Actions by Individuals, Civil Society Organizations, and the Private Sector