Session 9


Localized Changes in Climate & The Implications for The Mediterranean and the Middle East


While it is vital for public health officials to understand global trends that are becoming apparent from changes in climate, it is crucial as well that they learn how to perceive, monitor and respond to the localized manifestations of these global trends.  In Cyprus – and more broadly in the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East – certain troubling trends are underway.  This class will be devoted to examining some of these major trends and equipping students with the means to continue to monitor these developments in the future in relation to their roles as public health professionals.

Support Material
The National Research Center on Climate Science and Policy (CMCC) (Italy)

The Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMMC) is a research centre on climate science and policy.

CMCC has a network structure composed by research divisions, partners, and associated centres, which link both private and public institutions. The research divisions are distributed along seven Italian headquarters (Lecce, Bologna, Capua, Milano, Sassari, Venezia, and Viterbo), which investigate multidisciplinary topics of climate science research.

The Climate and Earth blog - published by The National Research Center on Climate Science and Policy (CMCC) (Italy)
"Climate change and hydrogeological risk in the Mediterranean region," TEC - The Earth and Climate blog, (23 April 2012).


Rising Temperatures, Rising Tensions: Climate change and the risk of violent conflict in the Middle East,(Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2009).
For Cyprus focused material see:
  Cyprus Climate Change Assessment Papers - 2009


Assignment 4: For Friday, 14 June, please submit the "TITLE" of your paper topic (in the form of a preliminary Title Page) to your "dropbox." Please remember to use the dropbox that I "invited" you to join. Bring that title to class as well.

Eventually, your individual research papers should be approximately 10 pages in length and developed according to the Guidelines for Research Paper and Presentation Topics


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