Health and Climate Change: Modelling the impacts of global warming and ozone depletion by Pim Martens | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Health and Climate Change: Modelling the impacts of global warming and ozone depletion

Health and Climate Change: Modelling the impacts of global warming and ozone depletion

by Pim Martens
     
 

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Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models of the most plausible future courses of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; skin cancer caused by nozone depletion; and

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Health and Climate Change is the first major study of the potentially devastating health impacts of the global atmospheric changes which are under way. Using the best available data, the author presents models of the most plausible future courses of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and schistosomiasis; skin cancer caused by nozone depletion; and cardiovascular and respiratory disorders caused by higher temperatures. Current epidemiological research methods are not well adapted to analysing complex systems influenced by human intervention, or more simple processes calculated to take place within the distant future. Health and Climate Change proposes a new paradigm of integrated eco-epidemiological models for these areas of study.


It will be essential reading for those concerned with public health and epidemiology, environmental studies, climate change and development studies.


Originally published in 1998

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Patz
Understanding how complex ecological and climatic change can influence human health is the new challenge before us. The book confronts these multi-dimensional risk assessments head-on and will catalyse the important interdisciplinary and integrated approach that is the new paradigm now required for environmental and public health research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134184897
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
204
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Pim Martins holds the chair 'Sustainable Development' at Maastricht and Leuphana University Luneburg, and is a professor extraordinary at Stellenbosch University.

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