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Introduction: Climate Change and Human Well-Being

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Climate Change and Human Well-Being

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This chapter provides an overview of the projected impact of climate change (climate-induced processes such as temperature rises, climate variability, and extreme weather events) and its relevance to human well-being, including mental health and psychosocial factors. The role of climate change in exacerbating preexisting disparities and the role of psychologists and social scientists are outlined. Complex interrelationships of both direct and indirect effects of climate change are discussed to set the stage for a more detailed examination of the different aspects and implications for human well-being.

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Weissbecker, I. (2011). Introduction: Climate Change and Human Well-Being. In: Weissbecker, I. (eds) Climate Change and Human Well-Being. International and Cultural Psychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9742-5_1

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