Climate, Development And Malaria: An Application Of Fund
AbstractClimate change may well increase malaria morbidity and mortality. This would slow economic growth through increased spending on health care, reduced production, and less effective education. Slower economic growth would increase the incidence of malaria morbidity and mortality. The integrated assessment model FUND is used to estimate the strength of this negative feedback. Although climate-change-induced health problems may well substantially affect the projected growth path of developing regions, it is unlikely that climate change would reverse economic growth.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Research unit Sustainability and Global Change, Hamburg University in its series Working Papers with number FNU-16.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
Date of revision: Sep 2002
Publication status: Published, Climatic Change, 88 (1), 21-34.
climate change; malaria; integrated assessment; economic growth; poverty traps;
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