Special Issue "Climate Change and Environment Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Interests: numerical weather and climate modelling; climate variability and change; extreme weather events; Climate and health; meteorology and wind and solar energy production
Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges that our society needs to deal with. The influence of climate change on public health is undeniable, and the health risks of climate change have been increasing over the last decades. Armful weather phenomena, such as extreme temperatures events, heavy rains, or droughts, are becoming more frequent and more severe and are affecting larger areas of the planet. At the same time, health risks associated with climate change and their consequences vary between individuals and in different communities.
The health consequences of climate change are broad and are very often indirect. Climatic influences on health are often mediated by interactions with other environmental conditions, social and demographic characteristics, and adaptive policies. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year and to deteriorate social and environmental determinants of health (e.g., clean air, safe drinking water, food, shelter).
This Special Issue aims to present original research on the consequences of climate change on health. We welcome manuscripts examining health risk related but not limited to sea level rise, drought, heat waves, cyclones, and other extreme events. We encourage submissions that characterize novel health impacts of these environmental stressors, either alone or jointly. We are also particularly interested in contributions that evaluate factors, policies, or interventions that may help mitigate or adapt to climate change, as well as improve air quality. Finally, research that identifies vulnerable subpopulations or communities and emphasizes principles of equity is strongly encouraged.
Dr. Alfredo Rocha
Dr. Ricardo Almendra
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- sea level rise
- heat waves
- extreme events
- air quality