NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change

Editors: Fernando, Harindra Joseph, Klaić, Z.B., McCulley, J.L. (Eds.)

  • Exposition of National Security Implications of Climate Change
  • Focus on Urban Areas as Hotspots of Climate Impacts
  • Discussions on Climate Impacts on Local Meteorology, Air Pollution and Human Health
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Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest threats to humanity of all times. In addition to producing adverse environmental conditions such as rising sea level, drought, crop failure, vector-borne diseases, extreme events, degradation of water/air quality and heat waves, climate change is also considered a threat multiplier that leads to local and international conflicts and armed interventions. Urban areas may bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the centers of human habitation, anthropogenic stressors and environmental degradation, and the ensuing health impacts are of grave societal concern. The papers in this volume span a suite of climate change repercussions, paying particular attention to national security and human health aspects. It is an outcome of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held during April 28-30, 2011 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. The contributions cut across the elements of modeling, natural, political and social sciences, engineering, politics, military intervention, urban planning, industrial activities, epidemiology and healthcare.

 

 

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“This edited volume brings together 32 papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 2011. … The book would be relevant in the national security/ homeland security discussion because it examines a potential root cause of threats to national security. … Ferando and Klaic, along with their fellow scientists, have provided valuable evidence that substantiates how climate change affects not only on the environment, but also our future security.” (Romeo Lavarias, Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. 34 (5), 2015)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change

    King, Marcus DuBois

    Pages 1-12

  • Islands in a Sea of Change: Climate Change, Health and Human Security in Small Island States

    Lewis, Nancy

    Pages 13-24

  • Issues of Climate Change, Health and National Security in Expanding Cities Worldwide

    Hunt, J. C. R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-37

  • Climate Change, Tipping Elements and Security

    Rasmussen, Kjeld (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • Interactions of Global-Warming and Urban Heat Islands in Different Climate-Zones

    Bornstein, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change
Editors
  • Harindra Joseph Fernando
  • Z.B. Klaić
  • J.L. McCulley
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2430-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2430-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2429-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2500-3
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 369
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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