Climate Change and Health

Improving Resilience and Reducing Risks
by Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro & Fátima Alves
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Climate Change Management

Publication Date: March 26, 2016

ISBN: 9783319246604

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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.