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    Impact of global warming on welbeing pp Impact of global warming on welbeing pp Presentation Transcript

    • IMPACT OF GLOBALWARMING ON WELBEING: APSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW DR. MD. INTEKHAB-UR-RAHMAN READER UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY B. N. MANDAL UNIVERSITY MADHEPURA-BIHAR PIN-852113
    • IMPACT OF GLOBALWARMING ON WELBEING: A PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW
    • INTRODUCTIONClimate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our planet and its inhabitants. In bio and geophysical terms, climate change is defined as changes over time in the averages and variability of surface temperature, precipitation, and wind as well as associated changes in Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and natural water supplies, snow and ice, land surface, ecosystems, and living organisms.
    • INTRODUCTION Global climate change is fundamentally a biophysical phenomenon. However, the recent and accelerating warming of the earth’s climate is largely attributable to human activity, and its impacts are mediated by psychological and social processes and can be limited primarily by human activity.
    • REPORT OF American Psychological Association (APA)This American Psychological Association (APA) task force report describes how psychology can help better understand thecauses and consequences of climate change and can contribute to humanity’s responseto the continuing process of global climate change.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• Heat waves contribute to more alcohol and substance abuse.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• Just an increase of 1 degree F (0.5 C) seems to increase the risk of violent behaviour, especially in warm climates and the inner city.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• Food and water shortages threaten our basic sense of security and therefore are associated with increases in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health problems.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks: • The chronic drought in the outback of Australia is causing a new and dangerous variation of grief, solastalgia, which is a kind of distress about environmental losses in one’s homeland.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• Perceptions of poor air quality results in increased anxiety, especially in children, along with increased family violence.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• Individual panic and group hysteria are risks of vector-borne or waterborne diseases.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• People with schizophrenia are of particular risk health-wise as they tend to ignore health risks and tend not to take necessary precautions. One study links increased air pollution, specifically from motor vehicles, with an increased risk for schizophrenia. If duplicated, this would be an important finding with implications in regard to climate change.
    • Global warming is associated with mental health risks:• When viewed in the totality of its impacts, global warming creates the potential for large-scale human conflict, as a result of displacement from climate-scarred lands and/or disputes over increasingly scarce resources.
    • Resources for providing mental healthcare related to global warming• More people are likely to be vulnerable to the mental health implications of climate change than physical health impairments. Yet for general mental healthcare in most countries, insurance and resources are inadequate compared with general healthcare.
    • Resources for providing mental healthcare related to global warming• Disaster Response Teams are prepared for responding to acute disasters, but not to the more chronic and slowly developing mental health problems related to global warming.
    • Resources for providing mental healthcare related to global warming• Even with adequate resources, people with mental illness often receive inadequate care.
    • CONCLUSION • It is concluded that Psychology can improve understanding of the behavioursthat drive climate change by building better Behavioral models based on empiricalanalysis, providing deeper understanding of individual and household behaviour, and applying evaluation research methods to efforts to develop and improve interventions.