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Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health

The Next Wave of Migration

Authors: Palinkas, Lawrence A.

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  • Introduces a comprehensive approach to developing policies and practices designed to prevent, manage, and mitigate climate-related population displacement
  • Demonstrates how far our understanding of the phenomenon and efforts to address population displacement has come in the past decade alone by focusing on recent examples
  • Highlights how climate refugees now outnumber refugees fleeing persecution and violence by more than three to one
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This timely text examines the causes and consequences of population displacement related to climate change in the recent past, the present, and the near future. First and foremost, this book includes an examination of patterns of population displacement that have occurred or are currently underway. Second, the book introduces a three-tier framework for both understanding and responding to the public health impacts of climate-related population displacement. It illustrates the interrelations between impacts on the larger physical and social environment that precipitates and results from population displacement and the social and health impacts of climate-related migration. Third, the book contains first-hand accounts of climate-related population displacement and its consequences, in addition to reviews of demographic data and reviews of existing literature on the subject.

Topics explored among the chapters include:

  • Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
  • Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico
  • The California Wildfires
  • Fleeing Drought: The Great Migration to Europe
  • Fleeing Flooding: Asia and the Pacific
  • Fleeing Coastal Erosion: Kivalina and Isle de Jean Charles
Although the book is largely written from the perspective of a researcher, it reflects the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers on the need for developing policies, programs, and interventions to address the growing numbers of individuals, families, and communities that have been displaced as a result of short- and long-term environmental disasters. Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health is a vital resource for an international audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers representing a variety of disciplines, including public health, public policy, social work, urban development, climate and environmental science, engineering, and medicine.

About the authors

Lawrence A. Palinkas, PhD, is the Albert G. and Frances Lomas Feldman Professor of Social Policy and Health and Chair of the Department of Children, Youth and Families at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. A medical anthropologist, Dr. Palinkas is particularly interested in cultural and environmental influences on health behaviors, health disparities, implementation science, and community-based participatory research. He has held positions of leadership in studies that have focused on migration and health, migrant stress and coping, adaptation to extreme environments, and disaster mental health in projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and National Institutes of Health. He has been engaged in developing new types of mixed method designs for mental health services research that target implementation of evidence-based practices and addressing the behavioral and mental health needs of youth, older adults, and communities of color.  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health
Book Subtitle
The Next Wave of Migration
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41890-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41890-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41889-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 234
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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