|Title||Global and Mediterranean climate change: A short summary|
|Publication Type||Articolo su Rivista peer-reviewed|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Ciardini, 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|
|Journal||Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita|
|Keywords||Climate change, greenhouse effect, human, Humans, Mediterranean region, occupational health, Southern Europe, trends|
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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