Good Health and Well-Being

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Climate Change and Health

  • Dara V. GaevaEmail author
  • Galina M. Barinova
  • Eugene V. Krasnov
Living reference work entry

Definition of the Subject

According to WHO Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO 2018b).

As a result of global climate change, people in many regions of the globe are increasingly falling ill and even dying as a result of the indirect and direct impact of extreme events. Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat and cold waves annually take many lives and promoting the spread of natural focal, transmissible diseases, exacerbation of chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, and other diseases. Extreme climatic phenomena adversely affect not only the physical, but also the psychological state of the population, reduce economic efficiency, and cause political tensions and conflicts.


People’s health is inextricably linked with many social and economic factors, the quality of air, water, food, as well as climate and weather conditions in various regions of the globe. In the context of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dara V. Gaeva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Galina M. Barinova
    • 2
  • Eugene V. Krasnov
    • 2
  1. 1.Service for Organization of Scientific Research ActivityImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal UniversityKaliningradRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Management, Urban Development and Spatial Planning (IEMUD&SP)Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal UniversityKaliningradRussia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Meherun Ahmed
    • 1
  1. 1.Asian University for WomenChittagongBangladesh