Global and Mediterranean climate change: A short summary

TitleGlobal and Mediterranean climate change: A short summary
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCiardini, Virginia, Contessa G.M., Falsaperla R., Gómez-Amo J.L., Meloni Daniela, Monteleone F., Pace G., Piacentino S., Sferlazzo Damiano Massimo, and Di Sarra Alcide
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Volume52
Pagination325-337
ISSN00212571
KeywordsClimate change, greenhouse effect, human, Humans, Mediterranean region, occupational health, Southern Europe, trends
Abstract

Observed changes at the global scale. An increase of the annual mean global temperature and changes of other climate parameters have been observed in the last century. The global temperature and the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases are changing at a very fast pace compared to those found in palaeoclimate records. Changes in the Mediterranean. Variations of some climate change indicators can be much larger at the local than at the global scale, and the Mediterranean has been indicated among the regions most sensitive to climate change, also due to the increasing anthropogenic pressure. Model projections for the Mediterranean foresee further warming, droughts, and long-lasting modifications. Impacts. Regional climate changes impact health and ecosystems, creating new risks, determined not only by weather events, but also by changing exposures and vulnerabilities. These issues, and in particular those regarding occupational safety, have not been sufficiently addressed to date.

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DOI10.4415/ANN_16_03_04