Special Issue "Climate Driven Health Impacts"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.
Interests: climate related health impacts; occupational respiratory disease
Interests: environmental health; air pollution and health
Interests: climate change and population health; adaptation; vulnerability; infectious disease; disaster response; public health policy and health services
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The world’s climate is changing. The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events make news headlines around the globe and every year new records are set for weather related measures such as temperature and precipitation. While changes in long-term climatic averages have more subtle impacts on health, extreme environmental events such as flooding caused by glacial melting or intense rainfall, wildfires as a consequence of drought and intense heat, and dust storms caused by high winds over land denuded by improper use and drought, are bringing the health impacts of climate sharply into focus. Even events like the COVID-19 pandemic can have a climate component as changes to the climate bring wildlife in closer proximity to humans.
Media coverage of local, regional and global environmental incidents has raised awareness of the public to the impact of climate on human health and this in turn has galvanised a political response to climate change. Climate action is now seen by many as an important election issue. This raised awareness and increased level of concern about climate change presents an opportunity to lobby for more research to better understand the relationship between climate and health with a particular focus on strategies and programs to protect health. Some of the research themes that need further exploration are centred around:
- heat adaptation strategies of vulnerable populations, particularly in the developing world and tropical regions.
- heat induced diseases among certain occupational groups such as outdoor workers in tropical regions.
- acclimatisation strategies.
- changes in mosquito and other disease vector distribution.
- air quality impacts
- climate and zoonotic disease.
Prof. Dr. Jacques Oosthuizen
Dr. Neil J. Hime
Prof. Dr. Peng Bi
Dr. Andrew Mathieson
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- climate change
- health impacts