MMS: Error. Climate change threats to family farmers' sense of place and mental wellbeing: A case study from the Western Australian Wheatbelt. Highlights Sense of place is a significant driver of farmers' mental health and wellbeing.
Weather influences farmers' emotional and psychological states. Climate change-related mental health risks cumulate over time. A place-based approach may limit climate change mental health risks to farmers. Abstract ‘Sense of place’ has become a central concept in the analysis of the cultural, personal and mental health risks posed by a changing climate. Keywords. Climate Change Health Check 2020. Deadly by the Dozen: 12 Diseases Climate Change May Worsen. Bird flu, cholera, Ebola, plague and tuberculosis are just a few of the diseases likely to spread and get worse as a result of climate change, according to a report released yesterday by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
To prevent such ailments from becoming as destructive as the "black death" (which wiped out a third of Europe's population in the 14th century) or the flu pandemic of 1918 (which killed an estimated 20 million to 40 million people worldwide, including between 500,000 and 675,000 people in the U.S.), WCS suggests monitoring wildlife to detect signs of these pathogens before a major outbreak. "We will see a shift in the geographic distribution of diseases, with certain areas having reduced prevalence and other areas increasing," says veterinarian William Karesh, WCS's vice president of global health programs.
The deadly dozen include: Ebola: This virus is lethal to humans and other primates, and has no cure. Climate policy needs a new lens: health and well-being. As the new Australian parliament takes the reins, health groups are moving to ensure that health minister Sussan Ley addresses a major health threat in this term of government: climate change.
Largely ignored by successive federal governments, the health risks from climate change are increasingly urgent. One or two degrees of warming at a global level may not sound like much, but if you take many organisms (including humans) too far outside their comfort zone, the consequences are deadly. The Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of concerned health groups, researchers, academics and professional associations – is calling on the Australian government to develop a national strategy for climate, health and well-being. Medact climate change report WEB2. Report from CAHA and AHHA Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank. Health Impacts of Climate Change. Changes in the greenhouse gas concentrations and other drivers alter the global climate and bring about myriad human health consequences.
Environmental consequences of climate change, such as extreme heat waves, rising sea-levels, changes in precipitation resulting in flooding and droughts, intense hurricanes, and degraded air quality, affect directly and indirectly the physical, social, and psychological health of humans. For instance, changes in precipitation are creating changes in the availability and quantity of water, as well as resulting in extreme weather events such as intense hurricanes and flooding. Climate change can be a driver of disease migration, as well as exacerbate health effects resulting from the release of toxic air pollutants in vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and those with asthma or cardiovascular disease.
Certain adverse health effects can be minimized or avoided with sound mitigation and adaptation strategies. Adobe Reader. A human health perspective on climate change full report 508. Pursuit by The University of Melbourne. By Professor Peter Rayner, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne The science of climate change makes it clear: we should reduce our emissions to near zero some time during the 21st century.
Meanwhile economic growth is improving the welfare of billions of people around the world. Increased energy use has historically been the inseparable twin of economic growth. It appears we face a choice: human welfare or Russian roulette with the climate. Is there a way out of the trap? Energy production is certainly ubiquitous in the modern economy. Whatever the costs are, we are left to argue how they should be spread — among nations and among sectors of the economy. Unpalatable as it may be, these decisions cannot be avoided.
In some cases everyone can win. There is low-hanging fruit in improving energy efficiency where the return on investment is considerable and rapid. Action has not been taken already only because of ignorance, inertia or the cost of capital. There are two main lessons.