Climate Change and Global Health Edition 2

Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Effects

June 2024
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  • Language English
  • Pages 520 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

There is increasing understanding that climate change will have profound, mostly harmful effects on human health. In this authoritative book, international experts examine long-recognized areas of health concern for populations vulnerable to climate change, describing effects that are both direct, such as heat waves, and indirect, such as via vector-borne diseases.

Set in a broad international, economic, political and environmental context, this unique book expands these issues by reviving and championing a third ("tertiary") category of longer term impacts on global health: famine, population dislocation, conflict and collapse. This edition has an expanded foundation, with new chapters discussing nuclear war, population, and limits to growth, among others.

This lively yet scholarly resource explores all these issues, finishing with a practical discussion of avenues to reform. As Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, states in the foreword: "Climate change interacts with many undesirable aspects of human behavior, including inequality, racism and other manifestations of injustice. Climate change policies, as practiced by most countries in the global North, not only interact with these long-standing forms of injustice, but exemplify a new form, of startling magnitude."

The book is dedicated to Tony McMichael, Will Steffen, and Maurice King.

This book will be invaluable for students, post-graduates, researchers and policy-makers in public health, climate change, and medicine.

1. The Anthropocene: A Planet Under Pressure—Will Steffen, Australian National University, Australia
2i. Rising Inequality is Neither Inevitable nor Essential—Richard Dennis, The Australia Institute, Australia
2ii. Climate Change and the Scourge of Carbon Inequality—Kerryn Higgs, University of Tasmania, Australia
2iii. Inequality is Driving us Over a Cliff—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
3. Nuclear Weapons, Climate Disruption and Planetary Health—Tilman Ruff, University of Melbourne, Australia
4. Climate Change, Global Health and Planetary Health—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia

5. One Health: From Rinderpest to the Threat of a Four Degree World—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia and Rosemary A. McFarlane, University of Canberra, Australia
5i. A Practical, Integrated Way to Build a One Health Workforce - Using One Health Problem Based Learning Cases for In Service Training Programmes in Africa—Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, Tufts University, USA
5ii. Food Safety, Food Systems and One Health—Delia Randolph, University of Greenwich, UK
6. Landuse, Biodiversity Loss, and Health-—Jessica Stanhope, The University of Adelaide, Australia,
Christopher B Daniels, Green Adelaide Landscape Board, Australia and Philip Weinstein, The University of Adelaide, Australia
6i. The Biodiversity Hypothesis for Health Emerged From a Natural Experiment in the Finnish and Russian Karelia—Tari Haahtela, University of Helsinki, Finland
7. Pandemics and Their Co-Factors: A Short History—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
8. Limits to Growth—Kerryn Higgs, University of Tasmania, Australia
9. Population, Neoliberalism and "Human Carrying Capacity"—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
10. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The Relevance of Family Planning—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
10i. Reproductive Health in Papua New Guinea: A Vignette—Glen Mola, The University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

11. Heat Impacts, Adaptations and Inequities—Matthew Chersich, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
11i. Thermoregulation: Risks and Protection—Ollie Jay, University of Sydney, Australia
11ii. Kidney Disease—Katherine Barraclough, University of Melbourne, USA
12. Occupational Heat Effects: A Global Health and Economic Threat—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia, Jason Lee, CJ Bio America, Subhashis Sahu, University of Kalyani, India and Tord Kjellstrom, Health and Environment International Trust, Norway
13. A Great Disaster: The Floods Of 2022 In Pakistan—Kerryn Higgs, University of Tasmania, Australia
14. The Double-Whammy of Stoichiometric Imbalance: C, H, O, and Minerals in Global Food Nutrition—Irakli Loladze, Arizona State University, USA

15. Temperature Related Rise in the Potential Malaria Burden in the Ethiopian Highlands. A Proposal for a Taxation Model to Address Climate Justice—Menno Bouma, Instituto de Salud Global, Spain and Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
16. Arboviruses, Vectors, Poverty and Climate Change—Cyril Caminade, University of Liverpool, UK and Andy Morse, University of Liverpool, UK
17. Lyme Disease and Climate Change—Nicholas H. Ogden
18. Human Helminthiases and Climate Change: An Overview—Alex Blum, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA and Photini Sinnis, Johns Hopkins University, USA
19. Water and Sanitation—Katrina Charles, University of Oxford, UK
20. Global Air Pollution, Fire, Climate Change, and Health—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia and Ivan C Hanigan, Curtin University, Australia

21. Climate Change and its “Tertiary” Effects: Thinking Systemically in a World of Limits.
Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
22. Famine, Hunger, Food Prices and Climate Change—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia
23. Climate Change, Migration and Health—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia and Devin C. Bowles, University of Canberra, Australia
24. Climate change, Conflict, Complexity and Health—Colin Butler, Australian National University, Australia, Mark Braidwood, Queens University, Canada and Devin C. Bowles, University of Canberra, Australia
25. Collapse: The Climate Endgame—Peter Stoett, Ontario Tech University, Canada and Robert
White, University of Tasmania, Australia

26. Climate Change and Global Mental Health—Fiona Charlson, University of Queensland, Australia, Rebecca Patrick, University of Melbourne, Australia and Cybele Dey, University of New South Wales, Australia
27. Nutrition, Soil Organic Carbon and Sustainability: Multiple Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture—Robyn Alders, The Australian National University, Australia

Colin D. Butler

Colin D. Butler has published about 160 articles and chapters. He contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as a contributing author to the 2014 report, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (as a coordinating lead author for the conceptual framework and scenarios working groups), the Global Environmental Outlook VI (United Nations Environment Program) and the Global Energy Assessment. His first scientific article (a letter in the Medical Journal of Australia, 1991) concerned climate change, ecological change and the potential for large-scale disruption to society. His PhD ("Inequality and Sustainability") focused on these and related topics as did his four year Future Fellowship (2011-2015) funded by the Australian Research Council. He has given over 80 invited lectures in countries outside Australia and published widely on population growth, development, poverty and conflict.

Kerryn Higgs

Kerryn Higgs is an Australian writer. She received her PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Tasmania, where she is now a University Associate. She is a Fellow of the International Centre of the Club of Rome.

Activism; Anthropocene; Climate Change; Conflict; Demography; Ecohealth; Ecology; Fairness; Future Health; Global Health; Inequality; Limits to Growth; Migration; Peace; Planetary Health; Population; Public Health; Social Justice; Sustainability; Systems Thinking