This book is the first to present a regional analysis of climate change and human health, focusing on geographically and socio-economically distinct countries of South and Southeast Asia. It has a major focus on India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal and Taiwan.
Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to human health. lt represents a range of environmental hazards and will affect populations in both the developed and developing countries. In particular, it affects the regions where the current burden of climate-sensitive diseases are high, which is the case in South and Southeast Asian countries.
Introduction.- Climate Change and Health in South Asia.- Climate Change and Health of Elderly Population in Southeast.-Extreme Temperature Regions in India.-Rapid Deglaciation on the Southeast Facing Slopes of Kanchenjunga and Impact on Human Health in Sikkim.- Scenario of malaria and dengue in India: way forward.- Geoecology of Dengue in Delhi.- Managing Dams to Prevent Floods Using MS/OR Techniques: Case Study of Floods and Health Scenario in Surat, Gujarat in 2006.- Climate Change and Mental Health Pattern in India.- Coastal Cities at Risk: Health and Climate Change Adaptation Resillience Simulator Development.- Climate Change and Health Impacts in Bangladesh.- Climate Change Impacts and Health Adaptation Scenario in Indonesia.- Climate Variability and Human Health in Southeast Asia: A Taiwan Study.- Climate Change and Human Health in Malaysia.- Potential Effects of Climate Changes on Dengue Transmission: A Review of Empirical Evidences from Taiwan.- Summary and Concluding Remarks.