Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability

Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability

Soumyananda Dinda (Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, India)
Release Date: November, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 711
ISBN13: 9781466688148|ISBN10: 1466688149|EISBN13: 9781466688155|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8814-8


Climate change is not only one of the greatest threats to modern civilization; it is also a great challenge to economic development in the 21st century. Global warming can lead to periods of both drought and intense rain, causing crops to fail and ruining the livelihoods of many in underdeveloped countries.

The Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability is an authoritative reference source that offers a comprehensive and timely analysis of various aspects of global warming and its consequences. Featuring such topics as assessment of and adaption to climate change, water and its socio-economic impact, the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level, this expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, researchers, academicians, engineers, government executives, and other practitioners looking to make a difference in the treatment of our environment.

This publication features timely research on subjects including, but not limited to, climate change and its effect on both urbanization and the trade competitiveness of different regions, water-related diseases flourishing due to climate change, health risks and rethinking health service provision, losses from natural disasters, farmers’ views on the environment, drought management policies, groundwater resource management, trends in long-term rainfall, fishery management and productivity, preserving biodiversity, and sustainable forest use.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Environment and Economic Losses
  • Fishery Management and Productivity
  • Greenhouse Gas Effects
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Health Risks
  • Natural Disasters
  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Rainfall Trends
  • Urbanization
  • Water-Borne Diseases

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Soumyananda Dinda presents readers with a collection of expert contributions on the impact of climate change on human health and overall environmental sustainability. The thirty selections that make up the main body of the text are organized in twelve parts devoted to climate change and human health, vulnerability to climate change, natural disasters, climate change and fresh water, the impact of climate change on fisheries, and a variety of other related subjects.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Soumyananda Dinda has fifteen years teaching experiences in national and international levels. He started his academic career as Research Fellow at Indian Statistical Institute and awarded PhD from ISI, Kolkata; and as a lecturer at SRF College, West Bengal, India. Dr. Dinda worked as a lecturer in economics at the Bath University, UK. He has gained lot of experiences as faculty from various academic institutes such as Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP), University of Bath, UK; Madras School of Economics, University of Calcutta, and Presidency College in India. He also worked at UN ESCAP, Bangkok. Currently Author is an Associate professor, Department of Economics, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University. His main research works are on environment and development economics. Broadly his research area is multidisciplinary and applied economics such as environmental economics, development economics, social capital, inclusive growth, trade and climate change, and economic growth. He has published several papers in the reputed International Journals (Elsevier Science, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, & others) and a book (Nova Science Inc., New York).