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Springer Climate

Climate Change and Air Pollution

The Impact on Human Health in Developed and Developing Countries

Editors: Akhtar, Rais, Palagiano, Cosimo (Eds.)

  • Discusses regional climate change and air pollution
  • Provides a global comparison between developed and developing countries regarding climate change, air pollution, and associated health problems
  • Provides a discussion of the health benefits of climate-change mitigation policies in the context of air pollution
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This book discusses regional and international climate-change, air- pollution and human-health scenarios. The research, from both industrialized and developing countries, focuses on region-specific perspectives of climate change impacts on air pollution. After analyzing the variations of climate data over recent decades, the authors consider the different effects of climate change on air pollution and health.  As stressed by the IPCC, “pollen, smoke and ozone levels are likely to increase in a warming world, affecting the health of residents of major cities. Rising temperatures will worsen air quality through a combination of more ozone in cities, bigger wild fires and worse pollen outbreaks,” according to a major UN climate report. The report follows the World Health Organization in finding that air pollution is the world’s greatest environmental health risk, killing 7 million people in 2014  (compared to 0.4 million deaths due to malaria). Deteriorating air quality will most affect the elderly, children, people with chronic ill-health and expectant mothers. Another report suggests that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely each year due to air pollution with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India. A study on the air pollution in the USA,suggests that more than half of US population lives in areas with potentially dangerous air pollution, and about six out of 10 of the top cities for air pollution in the USA are located in the state of California.

In the face of future climate change, scientists have urged stronger emission controls to avoid worsening air pollution and the associated exacerbation of health problems, especially in more populated regions of the world. It is hoped that the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement will help minimize air pollution.

Additionally the authors consider the various measures that different countries and groups of countries, like the European Union, have adopted to mitigate the problems arising from climate change and to safeguard the health of population. The book examines the increasing incidence of diseases largely caused by climate change. The countries/regions covered in this study include the USA, Northern Europe (U.K).,Southern Europe ( Italy), Canada, Australia, East Asia,  Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Caribbean countries, and Argentina.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Climate Change and Air Pollution: An Introduction

    Akhtar, Rais (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

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  • Air Quality in Changing Climate: Implications for Health Impacts

    Chowdhury, Sourangsu (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

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  • International Conferences on Sustainable Development and Climate from Rio de Janeiro to Paris

    Santis, Giovanni (et al.)

    Pages 25-39

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  • COP21 in Paris: Politics of Climate Change

    Akhtar, Rais

    Pages 41-46

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  • Climate Change Impacts on Air Pollution in Northern Europe

    Doherty, Ruth M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61346-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61345-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Air Pollution
Book Subtitle
The Impact on Human Health in Developed and Developing Countries
Editors
  • Rais Akhtar
  • Cosimo Palagiano
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61346-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61346-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61345-1
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 430
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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