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Climate Change and the People's Health

Sharon Friel and Nancy Krieger


Climate change threatens humanity and the planet on which we live. Social inequities, including in the health outcomes that different population groups enjoy, also pose a threat to humanity and our freedom to live healthy and flourishing lives. This book makes three key contributions to the current understanding of climate change and health inequity. First, it describes how climate change interacts with the social determinants of health and exacerbates existing health inequities. Second, the book introduces the concept of a “consumptagenic system.” This is an integrated network of market-based ... More

Keywords: climate change, health inequalities, social inequity, health policy, consumption, production, systems approach, policy, social determinants of health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190492731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190492731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Friel, author
Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University

Nancy Krieger, series editor
Professor of Social Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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