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Climate change adaptation: Where does global health fit in the agenda?

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2012
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Title
Climate change adaptation: Where does global health fit in the agenda?
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-8-10
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kathryn J Bowen, Sharon Friel

Abstract

Human-induced climate change will affect the lives of most populations in the next decade and beyond. It will have greatest, and generally earliest, impact on the poorest and most disadvantaged populations on the planet. Changes in climatic conditions and increases in weather variability affect human wellbeing, safety, health and survival in many ways. Some impacts are direct-acting and immediate, such as impaired food yields and storm surges. Other health effects are less immediate and typically occur via more complex causal pathways that involve a range of underlying social conditions and sectors such as water and sanitation, agriculture and urban planning. Climate change adaptation is receiving much attention given the inevitability of climate change and its effects, particularly in developing contexts, where the effects of climate change will be experienced most strongly and the response mechanisms are weakest. Financial support towards adaptation activities from various actors including the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations is increasing substantially. With this new global impetus and funding for adaptation action come challenges such as the importance of developing adaptation activities on a sound understanding of baseline community needs and vulnerabilities, and how these may alter with changes in climate. The global health community is paying heed to the strengthening focus on adaptation, albeit in a slow and unstructured manner. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of adaptation and its relevance to global health, and highlight the opportunities to improve health and reduce health inequities via the new and additional funding that is available for climate change adaptation activities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
India 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 151 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 17%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 6%
Other 36 23%
Unknown 19 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 26 17%
Environmental Science 24 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Other 38 24%
Unknown 30 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2018.
All research outputs
#1,614,437
of 21,353,399 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#281
of 1,051 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,731
of 144,143 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#1
of 1 outputs
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