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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.


In Heat Advisory I examine climate change from a broad public health perspective, where health includes mental and social well-being in addition to climate-related changes in diseases. I begin from baselines defined by worldwide selected causes of death and risk factors for disease as seen partially through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to discuss how climate change will affect health. I draw primarily on a broad cross-section of the peer-reviewed literature and governmental reports. In addition to heat-related illnesses, I discuss infectious diseases including d ... More

Keywords: Climate Change, Public Health, Heat Illnesses, Infectious Diseases, Famine, Sea Level Rise, Air Quality, Violence, Economics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034876
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D., author
University at Buffalo (emeritus)