Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health

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This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.Watson, R.T. aamp; McMichael, A.J. Global climate change a€” the latest assessment: Does global warming warrant a health warning? Global Change and ... An essay on the influence of climate, water supply and situation on health. 1n: Hippocratic anbsp;...


Title:Climate Change and Human Health
Author: Anthony J. McMichael, World Health Organization
Publisher:World Health Organization - 2003-01-01
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