Global Environmental Change and Human Health

Hashim, Jamal H. and Siri, José G., (2016). Global Environmental Change and Human Health. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28(2), 5-7

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    Author Hashim, Jamal H.
    Siri, José G.
    Title Global Environmental Change and Human Health
    Appearing in Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
    Volume 28
    Issue No. 2
    Publication Date 2016-03
    Place of Publication Thousand Oaks
    Publisher Sage Publications
    Start page 5
    End page 7
    Language eng
    Abstract It has become evident that our planetary ecosystem is changing rapidly in response to human activities. This has led scientists to recognize the present-day era as a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in recognition of the substantial effect of man on the Earth’s systems. Human health is better today than at any other time in history. Yet the flourishing of civilization has come at the cost of an unsustainable exploitation of nature’s resources. As we look toward the future, it has become clear that we now face substantial health risks from the degradation of the natural life support systems which is critical for human survival. Global environmental change, including climatic change, ocean acidification, land degradation, water scarcity, overexploitation of fisheries, and biodiversity loss, poses serious challenges to the global health gains of the past several decades.
    Copyright Holder Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 1010-5395
    DOI 10.1177/1010539516639156
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