There is consensus from all major scientific bodies that global warming is occuring as a result of human activities.

The following are links to information on climate change from the major scientific bodies:

The MET office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange
NASA: http://www.giss.nasa.gov
The Royal Society: http://royalsociety.org/Climate-Change
The Walker Institute: http://www.walker-institute.ac.uk
The Climatic Research Unit: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk
Australian Bureau of Meterology: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change
Meteo France: http://climat.meteofrance.com/chgt_climat2/chgt_climatique
World Meterological Organization: http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.html
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/

For more detailed information on climate science: http://climateprediction.net/content/basic-climate-science

 

What follows is information on climate change and health, according to SHEBA classification.

SHEBA holds information in these areas relating to clinical transformation, at http://www.sustainabilityforhealth.org/. The categories are:

Energy and carbon

Food

Travel and transport

Water

Waste

Built environment

Finance and governance, including Contraction and convergence

Public health - which includes here Infectious diseases and Natural disasters

 

Energy and carbon

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: low-carbon electricity generation. Anil Markandya et al Summary | Full Text | PDF

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: overview and implications for policy makers.Andy Haines, Summary | Full Text | PDF

Food

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture,Sharon Friel et al, Summary | Full Text | PDF

The Food and Climate research network compiles research and evidence on topics from alcoholic beverages http://www.fcrn.org.uk/research-library/alcoholic-drinks to food waste http://www.fcrn.org.uk/research-library/waste

Food justice, The Food Ethics Council http://www.foodethicscouncil.org/node/465?dm_i=DBQ,7LDZ,1LHESF,J54S,1

Food and Agricultural Organisation http://www.fao.org/climatechange/49359/en/

Ian Roberts’ blog on this site

 

Transport

Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: urban land transport. James Woodcock et al - Summary | Full Text | PDF

Promoting health and climate stabilization through active transportation, Lawrence Frank et al http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743509004873

 

Water

Water at Food Climate Research Network http://www.fcrn.org.uk/research-library/water

Alan Maryon-Davis explaining the Climate dilemma in Zululand in a CHC blog

 

Waste

Strategies to reduce waste in patient food services.- developing a communication tool to share the strategies with hospital food service managers.

 

The built environment

World Health Day 2010 focused on urbanisation. Cities are responsible for 75% of energy use as well as being home to those suffering from the worst health effects of climate change, from air pollution to water scarcity - “Why urban health matters”, WHD 2010,  http://www.who.int/world-health-day/2010/media/whd2010background.pdf

 

Finance and governance

Information on Contraction and Convergence: on the CHC Contraction and Convergence pages and in a blog from our Chair, Robin Stott - "just give money to the poor".

 

Public health, including Infectious diseases and natural disasters

Climate change and the global malaria recession, Peter Gethin et al,

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2885436/pdf/ukmss-29839.pdf

Global trends in emerging infectious diseases, Jones KE et al,

 http://www.ecohealthalliance.org/writable/publications/nature06536.pdf

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, with links to the key reports on future climate change scenarios: www.ipcc.ch