Global climate change: time to mainstream health risks and their prevention on the medical research and policy agenda

Tong, S., Mackenzie, J., Pitman, A. J., FitzGerald, G., Nicholls, N. and Selvey, L. (2008) Global climate change: time to mainstream health risks and their prevention on the medical research and policy agenda. Internal Medicine Journal, 38 6A: 445-447. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01688.x


Author Tong, S.
Mackenzie, J.
Pitman, A. J.
FitzGerald, G.
Nicholls, N.
Selvey, L.
Title Global climate change: time to mainstream health risks and their prevention on the medical research and policy agenda
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
1445-5994
Publication date 2008-06-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01688.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 6A
Start page 445
End page 447
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Climate change is unequivocal. The fourth assessment report of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change has recently projected that global average surface temperature will increase by 1.1 to 6.4°C by 2100. Anthropogenic warming during the twenty-first century would be much greater than that observed in the twentieth century. Most of the warming observed over the last six decades is attributable to human activities. Climate change is already affecting, and will increasingly have profound effects on human health and well-being. Therefore, there is an urgent need for societies to take both pre-emptive and adaptive actions to protect human populations from adverse health consequences of climate change. It is time to mainstream health risks and their prevention in relation to the effects of climate change on the medical research and policy agenda.
Keyword Climate change
Health risk
Research and policy agenda
Particulate Matter
Temperature
Mortality
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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