Global and Mediterranean climate change: A short summary

Virginia Ciardini, Gian Marco Contessa, Rosaria Falsaperla, José Luis Gómez-Amo, Daniela Meloni, Francesco Monteleone, Giandomenico Pace, Salvatore Piacentino, Damiano Sferlazzo, Alcide Di Sarra

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325 - 337
Number of pages13
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Ciardini, V., Contessa, G. M., Falsaperla, R., Gómez-Amo, J. L., Meloni, D., Monteleone, F., Pace, G., Piacentino, S., Sferlazzo, D., & Di Sarra, A. (2016). Global and Mediterranean climate change: A short summary. Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita, 52(3), 325 - 337.