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Climate hazards and health in Asia

Kelman, I; Colbourn, T; (2017) Climate hazards and health in Asia. In: Sternberg, T, (ed.) Climate Hazard Crises in Asian Societies and Environments. (pp. 56-72). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Climate hazards have always been part of farming, including crop and livestock mortality. The largest and most populous continent, Asia, presents prominent challenges with respect to climate and health. Many of the low-lying atolls threatened by climate change lie in Asia, including Kiribati, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu. Overall, there is no doubt that climate change affects climate hazards, including in Asia. How those hazards are affected involves major complexities, meaning that it would be challenging to give any hierarchy or ranking regarding importance or potential effects. Precipitation is expected to become much more intense in many locations around the world, including across Asia, due to climate change. Mortality and morbidity from heatwaves are likely to increase under climate change. Health impacts from heat stress depend on physiological adaptation to higher average temperatures as well as living and working conditions.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Climate hazards and health in Asia
ISBN-13: 9781472446466
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781315572413-4
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315572413-4
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1507977
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