People who are elderly or have chronic conditions

Margaret Loughnan, Matthew Carroll

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate change adaptation by community based health and social service organisations
EditorsRae Walker, Wendy Mason
Place of PublicationClayton Victoria Australia
PublisherCSIRO Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781486302536, 9781486302543
ISBN (Print)9781486302529
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

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