While looking back at the posts from previous July(s) to update our “on this month” series, I came across this post from 2012 where I have collected papers related to summer for those of us that prefer unconventional beach reading. So I thought I’d give you a new list of summer/heat/climate related to add to your summer reading. Random fact: this single post can be considered part of all “public health in a bundle“, “on this month” and “Tuesday’s list” categories. This makes me feel accomplished and redundant at the same time.
Anyway! Back to our collection of papers!
- Health co-benefits and risks of public health adaptation strategies to climate change: a review of current literature. In this Open Access paper, Cheng and Berry reviewed the literature and found limited available data. They discuss, nevertheless, health co-benefits and related risks from increases in social capital, and changes in urban design strategies.
- The year following the publication of the article above, the same authors published another Open Access paper that describes the development of 77 indicators for quantifying the impact of climate change on Canadians.
- In a systematic review, Toloo and colleagues discuss the effectiveness of heat warning systems in saving lives and reducing harm.
- In 2014 we published a paper that analysed the temperature variation between neighbouring days and found that it has a significant impact on mortality.
- In 2015 we published two Editorials addressing how climate change can provide different challenges and opportunities for public health professionals and health promotion practitioners
- Our list concludes with a paper that examined climate-driven migration in Tanzania.
If you read any of the above papers let us know what you think! Feel free to include a selfie on the beach where you read the paper. Or the balcony. Ok, even the office would do.