Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $12.95
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword or section
Like this
4Activity

Table Of Contents

Preface
Summary
Expanding the Focus of Environmental Health
Figure 1. World Population, 1850–2009
A New Health and Environment Framework
Environmental Change and Infectious Disease
Table 1. Examples of Land Use Change and Increased Malaria Transmission
Table 2. Examples of Land Use Change and Increased Schistosomiasis Incidence
Environmental Change, Food, and Nutrition
Table 3. Potential Ecological Constraints on Increased Global Food Production
Other Health Outcomes
Adapting to the Health Impacts of Climate Change
Sidebar 1. Health and Environmental Co-Benefits of Family Planning
Moving Forward in a Changing World
Endnotes
Index
P. 1
Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

Ratings: (0)|Views: 243 |Likes:
Over the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are also profoundly changing our planet’s climate. It is increasingly apparent that the breadth and depth of the changes we are wreaking on the environment are imperiling not only many of the other species with which we share the ecological stage, but the health and wellbeing of our own species as well.
Over the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are also profoundly changing our planet’s climate. It is increasingly apparent that the breadth and depth of the changes we are wreaking on the environment are imperiling not only many of the other species with which we share the ecological stage, but the health and wellbeing of our own species as well.

More info:

Categories:Types, Research
Published by: Worldwatch Institute on Jun 28, 2010
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved
List Price: $12.95 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
See more
See less

05/28/2013

$12.95

USD

pdf

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 5 to 49 are not shown in this preview.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->