There is growing recognition of the public health implications of global climate change (Costello et al. 2009). Particular attention needs to be paid to the impacts on the health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups, especially older people and those with chronic health conditions. The interaction between of health issues and reduced physiological and thermoregulatory reserve, often in combination with socio-economic factors, makes these groups more susceptible to the impacts of a changing climate, especially in light of population ageing. As a result, there is a critical need for improved public health policy and adaptation planning.
|Title of host publication||Climate change adaptation by community based health and social service organisations|
|Editors||Rae Walker, Wendy Mason|
|Place of Publication||Clayton Victoria Australia|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781486302536, 9781486302543|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2015|