Climate dictates the critical aspects of human environmental conditions. The frequency and intensity of extreme weather conditions due to human-induced climate change have alarmingly increased. Consequently, climate change directly affects environmental sustainability and human mortality in the short term and creates prolonged and complicated long-term indirect grave risks. This paper examines three-level environmental impact risks associated with climate change on human mortality. It proposes a conceptual framework for developing an empirical event-based human mortality database related to climate change and communication strategies to enhance global environmental adaptation, resilience, and sustainability.
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Original Publication Citation
Chen, X. M., Sharma, A., & Liu, H. (2023). The impact of climate change on environmental sustainability and human mortality. Environments, 10(10), 1-12, Article 165. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments10100165
Mara Chen, Xingzhi; Sharma, Andrew; and Liu, Hua, "The Impact of Climate Change on Environmental Sustainability and Human Mortality" (2023). Political Science & Geography Faculty Publications. 59.