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Climate change and health : improving resilience and reducing risks /

Authors: Leal Filho, Walter,%editor | Alves, Fátima,%editor | Azeiteiro, Ulisses M.%editor | Ohio Library and Information Network Series: Climate change management Published by : Springer International Publishing, (Cham :) Physical details: xx, 532 p. ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 3319246585 Subject(s): Climatic changes %Health aspects | Medical climatology | World Health. Year: 2016
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Book Book AUM Main Library 616.988 C639 (Browse Shelf) Available 20164284

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliographical references

Preface -- Part I: Human Health and Climate Change -- Part II: Climate Change and Infectious Diseases -- Part III: Climate Change and Health: Education, Training and Governance -- Part IV: Climate Change and Health Across Regions

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A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban migrant communities, as well as water-related health effects of climate change. The contributors recommend political and social-cultural strategies for mitigate, adapt and prevent the impacts of climate change to human and environmental health. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in new methods and tools to reduce risks and to increase health resilience to climate change

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