Global Climate Change Population Displacement and Public Health

Global Climate Change  Population Displacement  and Public Health

It also seeks to place climate-related migration in broader context of cultural change and human evolution by viewing ... the reasons for displacement, impacts on the health and well-being of displaced individuals and families, ...

Author: Lawrence A. Palinkas

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030418908

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations between impacts on the larger physical and social environment that precipitates and results from population displacement and the social and health impacts of climate-related migration. Third, the book contains first-hand accounts of climate-related population displacement and its consequences, in addition to reviews of demographic data and reviews of existing literature on the subject. Topics explored among the chapters include: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico The California Wildfires Fleeing Drought: The Great Migration to Europe Fleeing Flooding: Asia and the Pacific Fleeing Coastal Erosion: Kivalina and Isle de Jean Charles Although the book is largely written from the perspective of a researcher, it reflects the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers on the need for developing policies, programs, and interventions to address the growing numbers of individuals, families, and communities that have been displaced as a result of short- and long-term environmental disasters. Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health is a vital resource for an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines, including public health, public policy, social work, urban development, climate and environmental science, engineering, and medicine.
Categories: Medical

Climate Change and Human Well Being

Climate Change and Human Well Being

This book outlines areas of impact on human well being, consider specific populations, and shed light on mitigating the impact of climate change.

Author: Inka Weissbecker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441997423

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Climate change is increasing the severity of disasters and adverse weather conditions worldwide, with particularly devastating effects on developing countries and on individuals with lower resources. Climate change is likely to impact mental health and psychosocial well-being via multiple pathways, leading to new challenges. Direct effects such as gradual environmental changes, higher temperatures, and natural disasters, are likely to lead to more indirect consequences such as social and economic stressors, population displacement, and conflict. Climate change, largely the product of industrialized nations, is projected to magnify existing inequalities and to impact the most vulnerable, including those with low resources, individuals living in developing countries and specific populations such as women, children and those with pre-existing disabilities. This book outlines areas of impact on human well being, consider specific populations, and shed light on mitigating the impact of climate change. Recommendations discuss ways of strengthening community resilience, building on local capacities, responding to humanitarian crises, as well as conducting research and evaluation projects in diverse settings.
Categories: Psychology

Global Climate Change and Public Health

Global Climate Change and Public Health

Uyarra et al. studied effects of CC on tourism in small islands, and 654 tourists from Bonaire and Barbados ... Population. Displacement. In the Pacific and Caribbean islands, large populations and infrastructures are located in coastal ...

Author: Kent E. Pinkerton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461484172

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature. The ATS Climate Change and Respiratory Health Workshop was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 15, 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to address the threat to global respiratory health posed by climate change. The workshop was attended by domestic and international experts as well as representatives of international respiratory societies and key US federal agencies. Dr. Pinkerton and Dr. Rom, the editors of this title, were co-chairs of the Climate Change Workshop and Symposium.
Categories: Medical

Population Geography

Population Geography

Contesting Global Narratives of Climate Change in Tuvalu,” Global Environmental Change 22, no. 2 (2012), 382–390. 51. Lawrence A. Palinkas, Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health: The Next Wave of Migration ...

Author: K Bruce Newbold


ISBN: 9781538140789


Page: 376

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This color text provides a comprehensive introduction to population geography, grounding students in the tools and techniques that are commonly used to describe and understand population concepts. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, Newbold provides undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the field.

Global Environmental Change The Threat to Human Health

Global Environmental Change  The Threat to Human Health

Global climate change threatens human health in numerous and profound ways. Large segments of the population will experience disease, and more-frequent natural disasters. Most significantly, climatic disruption threatens the adequacy of ...

Author: Samuel S. Myers

Publisher: Worldwatch Institute


Category: Social Science


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Over the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity's ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth's land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are also profoundly changing our planet's climate. It is increasingly apparent that the breadth and depth of the changes we are wreaking on the environment are imperiling not only many of the other species with which we share the ecological stage, but the health and wellbeing of our own species as well.Global climate change threatens human health in numerous and profound ways. Large segments of the population will experience more heat waves, altered exposure to infectious disease, and more-frequent natural disasters. Most significantly, climatic disruption threatens the adequacy of the core "building blocks" of health for large populations around the globe: sufficient food and nutrition, safe water for drinking and sanitation, fresh air to breathe, and secure homes to live in. As climate change dismantles these central elements of healthy societies, people with fewer resources will be forced to migrate in large numbers to lands where they may not be welcome. A likely result of all of these processes will be increased civic instability and strife.
Categories: Social Science

Climate Change and Displacement

Climate Change and Displacement

This book brings together a variety of disciplinary perspectives on the phenomenon of climate-induced displacement.

Author: Jane McAdam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847316004

Category: Law

Page: 274

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Environmental migration is not new. Nevertheless, the events and processes accompanying global climate change threaten to increase human movement both within states and across international borders. The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted an increased frequency and severity of climate events such as storms, cyclones and hurricanes, as well as longer-term sea level rise and desertification, which will impact upon people's ability to survive in certain parts of the world. This book brings together a variety of disciplinary perspectives on the phenomenon of climate-induced displacement. With chapters by leading scholars in their field, it collects in one place a rigorous, holistic analysis of the phenomenon, which can better inform academic understanding and policy development alike. Governments have not been prepared to take a leading role in developing responses to the issue, in large part due to the absence of strong theoretical frameworks from which sound policy can be constructed. The specialist expertise of the authors in this book means that each chapter identifies key issues that need to be considered in shaping domestic, regional and international responses, including the complex causes of movement, the conceptualisation of migration responses to climate change, the terminology that should be used to describe those who move, and attitudes to migration that may affect decisions to stay or leave. The book will help to facilitate the creation of principled, research-based responses, and establish climate-induced displacement as an important aspect of both the climate change and global migration debates.
Categories: Law

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Global Climate Change and Human Health

Beyond taking action to prevent climate change, the global public health community must prepare to meet the humanitarian and long-term needs of a growing population of forcibly displaced communities for whom returning home is not an ...

Author: Jay Lemery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119669999

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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Learn more about the impact of global warming and climate change on human health and disease The Second Edition of Global Climate Change and Human Health delivers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the rapidly accelerating and increasingly ubiquitous effects of climate change and global warming on human health and disease. The distinguished and accomplished authors discuss the health impacts of the economic, climatological, and geopolitical effects of global warming. You'll learn about: The effect of extreme weather events on public health and the effects of changing meteorological conditions on human health How changes in hydrology impact the spread of waterborne disease and noninfectious waterborne threats Adaptation to, and the mitigation and governance of, climate change, including international perspectives on climate change adaptation Perfect for students of public health, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, Global Climate Change and Human Health, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the intersection of climate and human health and disease.
Categories: Medical

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change

A Report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change Interagency Working Group on Climate ... which may cited figure of projected population displacement from climate change force the migration of large ...

Author: Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (U.S.)


ISBN: UCBK:C095468193

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 70

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Categories: Climatic changes

Microbiomes and the Global Climate Change

Microbiomes and the Global Climate Change

The health impacts of climate change differ with population because of variation in resources which determine their vulnerability. It has been observed that overcrowding, food insecurity, local environmental degradation, confiicts, ...

Author: Showkat Ahmad Lone

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813345089

Category: Science

Page: 374

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This book covers the contemporary environmental issues faced by life on the planet and the role planetary microbiomes play in such issues. Providing insights on the net favorable and adverse effect of microbial processes, this volume covers both the spontaneous and anthropocentric events that impact climate change and life on the planet. The book describes the ecological significance of microbiomes associated with the kingdoms Plantae and Animalia with respect to climate change, natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change, microbial interactions in nature, planetary microbiomes and food security, climate change in relation to disease epidemiology and human health and engineering microorganisms to mitigate the consequences of climate change. The individual chapters in the intended book provide both theoretical and practical exposure to the current issues and future challenges of climate change in relation to the microbiomes. This collection should serve as ready reference to the researchers working in the area to reshape their future research in addressing the challenges of global climate change.
Categories: Science