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Climate and other forms of environmental change, disasters and public health

Butler, Colin; Jamieson, Maggie

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Human caused climate change is increasingly severe and is likely to worsen for many decades to come. This has many implications for disasters. Climate change, will, for example, generate more intense storms (though perhaps occurring less frequently), droughts, crop failure and further food price rises. Flow on effects from these events are likely to include additional social unrest and conflict. The inexorable rise of sea level, as the oceans warm and the ice melts, is of particular concern as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/206799
Book Title: Handbook of Public Health in Natural Disasters: Nutrition, Food, Remediation and Preparation
DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-806-3_3

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