Sources and Resources for "Climate Change, Coming Home"

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
A body of scientists from 113 countries that reviews and assesses published research on climate change; its latest assessment report is being published in installments during 2007.

Stern Review on the economics of climate change
A comprehensive effort sponsored by the UK government to calculate the effects of climate change on the global economy.

“Up in Smoke” series
Series of reports detailing the current and projected effects of climate change in various regions of the world, focusing on developing economies, from the Working Group on Climate and Development, a coalition of environmental and development NGOs.

Climate Change and Human Health: Risks and responses. Summary.
Summary of a 2003 publication from the World Health Organization examining possible effects of climate change and opportunities for adaptation, especially in the health sector.

Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment
Conducts research and educates policymakers about the dependence of human health on the environment.

A website aimed at educating the general public (especially students and teachers) about the intersections of environmental change and health.

Martin Parry, Cynthia Rosenzweig, and Matthew Livermore, “Climate change, global food supply and risk of hunger,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 360: 2125-2138, 2005.
Synthesis of over a decade of research on climate change, agricultural production, and the risk of hunger in different regions of the world.

A. Haines, R. S. Kovats, D. Campbell-Lendrum, and C. Corvalan, “Harben Lecture: Climate change and human health: impacts, vulnerability, and mitigation,” The Lancet 367:2101-2109, 2006.

Jonathan A. Patz, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Tracey Holloway, and Jonathan A. Foley, “Impact of regional climate change on human health,” Nature 438:310-317, 2005.

Andy Haines and Jonathan A. Patz, “Health effects of climate change,” JAMA 291:99-103, 2004.
Excellent reviews of the current state of knowledge about climate change and infectious diseases, weather extremes, and other public health issues.

UN Food and Agriculture Organization
May 2005 discussion by the Committee on World Food Security of the risks posed by climate change to global food security.

Ghebreysus, T. A., M. Haile, K. H. Witten, A. Getachew, A. M. Yohannes, M. Yohannes, H. D. Teklehaimanot, S. W. Lindsay, and P. Byass, “Incidence of malaria among children living near dams in northern Ethiopia: community based incidence survey,” British Medical Journal 319:663-666, 1999.
An example of the interconnections between different health effects of climate change.

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