About this Research Topic
Climate change and air pollution are two of major problems threating the urban populations. Recent studies show that climate change can interact with air pollution (e.g., air pollution is modulated by local weather conditions, and climate change can be directly and indirectly influenced by aerosol concentrations and properties). These environmental issues are not only destroying the Earth systems but also adversely influencing human health due to an unfavorable urban environment and high population density. Although half of the global population is living in urban areas, interactions between climate change, aerosol pollution and public health risk in an urban context have yet to be fully explored.
Given the complexity of the issues linking climate change and aerosol pollution in an urban context, this special collection aims to discover the links between these issues and the public health. Particularly, we are looking for high-impact articles related to the following topics:
1) Advanced technologies to study the links between climate change, aerosol pollution and health risk;
2) Practical experiences to solve the environmental problems due to climate change and pollution;
3) Innovative framework to mitigate issues related to climate change, air pollution, and public health across cities.
The submissions should specifically and clearly emphasize the processes and strategies that can be used for climate risk management, urban mitigation, and health intervention. Topics of interest include:
• Urbanization and climate change
• Impacts of climate change on extreme weather events and air pollution
• Climate-aerosol pollution interactions across the Urban environment
• Urban health impacts of extreme weather and climate
• Urban health impacts of aerosol pollution
Keywords: Urbanization, climate change, extreme weather, air pollution, Climate-aerosol pollution, Urban health, urban, Public Health Risk
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