Climate Change

In some sense, climate change is something of more concern and interest too weather and climate scientists. However, we have included video about the health impacts of climate change because according to predictions climate change is going to have a big effect on public health in the coming decades. In this short video Dr Grant Blashki talks about the health impacts of climate change including extreme weather events, heat waves, floods, changes in the distribution of infectious diseases and its potential to lead to widespread displacement and migration of human populations.


Sustainability and health: Care of the self, care of the world
By John Fitzgerald
My daughter Tilda raised with me her concerns about palm oil, and how it may impact on the welfare of orangutans. However, her care starts to waver when she has to draw the logical links between orangutan survival and her interest in chocolate…

Cities and Health: Preventing NCDs Through Urban Design
By Melanie Lowe and Billie Giles-Corti
City planning is now recognised as an important part of a comprehensive solution to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). By 2050, some 75% of the world’s population will live in cities…

Creating the Conditions for People to Lead Healthy, Fulfilling Lives: Law Reform to Prevent and Control NCDs
By Belinda Reeve and Lawrence O Gostin
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs; e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disease) represent a profound threat to the health of the world ’s population, accounting for over two-thirds of deaths worldwide and more than half of the global disease burden…

Climate Change: Human Health Impacts — Past, Present and Future
By Tony McMichael
The year 2010 was climatically distinctive. Globally, it was one of the two hottest years in the 150-year (surface thermometer) record…


Last updated: 03.04.15