Pacific Island Countries and Climate Change: Examining Associated Human Health Vulnerabilities

Nancy Averett writes about science and the environment from Cincinnati, OH. Her work has been published in Pacific Standard, Audubon, Discover, E/The Environmental Magazine, and a variety of other publications. About This Article open Citation: Averett N. 2016. Pacific island countries and climate change: examining associated human health vulnerabilities. Environ Health Perspect 124:A208; Published: 1 November 2016 PDF Version (645 KB) Related EHP Article Health Impacts of Climate Change in Pacific Island Countries: A Regional Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Priorities Lachlan McIver, Rokho Kim, Alistair Woodward, Simon Hales, Jeffery Spickett, Dianne Katscherian, Masahiro Hashizume, Yasushi Honda, Ho Kim, Steven Iddings, Jyotishma Naicker, Hilary Bambrick, Anthony J. McMichael, and Kristie L. Ebi Climate change presents a significant and growing threat to human health, with diverse impacts projected for different regions.1 Investigators now report that Pacific island countries including Fiji, Tonga, and the Marshall Islands are among the nations most vulnerable to climate-related health problems due to their particular geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics.2 Their new paper is a synthesis of the key technical findings and policy implications of the 2015 World Health Organization report Human Health and Climate Change in Pacific Island Countries, written by the same group.3 First author Lachlan McI...
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