Special Issue "Climate Change and Health: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"
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: 30 November 2018
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
Homeland Security, National Homeland Security Project, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, 923 W. Franklin St., Box 842028, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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Interests: emergency management; risk assessment; natural hazards; geomatics engineering; chemical sensors
Challenges and barriers to effective climate change management for public health are no longer purely environmental—or even scientific—issues; these impediments are primarily ethical, social, political, and economic in nature. Therefore, a cross-cutting interdisciplinary scientific approach is necessary to propose innovative, valuable and timely solutions to this complex problem. For example, an interdisciplinary approach to climate change can answer the following questions: Why has the US lagged behind other nations in climate change action? Are the health consequences of climate change likely to disproportionately impact under-served communities? To what extent are greenhouse gasses affecting human health? How to assess the social and environmental costs of greenhouse gas emissions? And should polluters be required to pay that cost now?
Climate change issues also involve socio-political and ecological systems that range from the molecular to the global scale. Accordingly, an interdisciplinary perspective is needed to better understand how these systems are linked and interact. This Special Issue encourages research that builds on, supports, and integrates many health-related disciplines and techniques, including population biology, environmental engineering, atmospheric and earth sciences, and the paleo- and social sciences. The integration of these tools is used to transform the traditional discipline-based inquiry to climate change to better understand to how to mitigate adverse health effects.Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
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- green policies and health
- heat-related hazards
- environmental risk
- sustainable design, development and management
- climate change mitigation
- climate change adaptation
- environmental health
- sustainable communities