Overall, the negative health impacts of global climate change are anticipated to significantly outweigh positive impacts. Furthermore, global climate change will continue for decades, even after the effective implementation of mitigation measures. By exploring cases in public health and prior lessons learned, this valuable title identifies the key adjustments necessary for public health systems to effectively adapt to this inevitable climate change.
Touching on broader aspects of integrated assessment and environmental studies as well as climatic alterations and public health, this book is an essential resource for those involved in these fields at all levels.
- Adaptation to climate variability and change from a public health perspective.
- Approaching adaptation: parallels and contrasts between the climate and health communities
- The global resurgence of vector-borne diseases: lessons learned from successful and failed adaptation
- Ecology, climate and campylobacteriosis in New Zealand
- A case study of unintended consequences: arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh
- Epidemic early warning systems: Ross River virus disease in Australia
- The history of malaria control in Africa: lessons learned and future perspectives
- Heat waves: past and future impacts on health
- Extreme weather and climate events – implications for public health
- Disease surveillance in the context of climate stressors: needs and opportunities
- Stratospheric ozone depletion: successful responses to a global environmental insult
- The adoption of adaptation measures
- International public health policy case study
- Grounds for convergence
- Lessons learned and insights for adaptation policy