National Security and Human Health Implications of Climate Change

  • H. J. S. Fernando
  • Z. Klaić
  • J.L. McCulley
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. J. C. R. Hunt, S. E. Belcher, Y. V. Timoshkina
    Pages 25-37
  3. Kjeld Rasmussen, Thomas Birk
    Pages 39-48
  4. Robert Bornstein, Ruri Styrbicki-Imamura, Jorge E. González, Bereket Lebassi
    Pages 49-60
  5. Harry D. Kambezidis, Dimitra H. Kambezidou, Stella-Joanna H. Kampezidou
    Pages 85-94
  6. Harindra Joseph S. Fernando, R. Dimitrova, S. Sentic
    Pages 115-133
  7. A. L. Beaulant, A. Lemonsu, S. Somot, V. Masson
    Pages 135-145
  8. Amela. Jeričević, I. Ilyin, S. Vidič
    Pages 175-189
  9. Maria Cristina Mammarella, Giovanni Grandoni, Pasquale Fedele, Harindra J. S. Fernando, Silvana Di Sabatino, Laura S. Leo et al.
    Pages 191-197
  10. Franco Catalano, Antonio Cenedese, Serena Falasca, Monica Moroni
    Pages 199-218
  11. Hrvoje Kozmar, Zvjezdana Bencetić Klaić
    Pages 219-228
  12. C. Peretz, A. Biggeri, P. Alpert, M. Baccini
    Pages 241-251
  13. Roger A. Falconer, Michael R. Norton
    Pages 261-269
  14. Peter O. Zavialov, Andrey G. Zatsepin, Peter N. Makkaveev, Alexander Kazmin, Vyacheslav V. Kremenetskiy, Vladimir B. Piotuh
    Pages 289-299
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 357-369

About these proceedings


Climate change has been identified as one of the greatest threats to humanity of all times. In addition to producing adverse environmental conditions such as rising sea level, drought, crop failure, vector-borne diseases, extreme events, degradation of water/air quality and heat waves, climate change is also considered a threat multiplier that leads to local and international conflicts and armed interventions. Urban areas may bear the brunt of climate change, as they are the centers of human habitation, anthropogenic stressors and environmental degradation, and the ensuing health impacts are of grave societal concern. The papers in this volume span a suite of climate change repercussions, paying particular attention to national security and human health aspects. It is an outcome of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held during April 28-30, 2011 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. The contributions cut across the elements of modeling, natural, political and social sciences, engineering, politics, military intervention, urban planning, industrial activities, epidemiology and healthcare.




Climate Change Conflicts Health National Security

Editors and affiliations

  • H. J. S. Fernando
    • 1
  • Z. Klaić
    • 2
  • J.L. McCulley
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Civil Engineering &, Geological SciencesUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA
  2. 2.Andrija Mohorovicic Geophysical Inst., Department of GeophysicsUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3., Center for Environmental Fluid DynamicsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2429-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2430-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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