Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Longevity in the 21st century: a global environmental perspective

Longevity in the 21st century: a global environmental perspective One of the great human success stories in the last few decades has been the marked increase in longevity in many, albeit not all, societies across the globe. Lifespans reaching into the 80s, 90s and 100s are becoming increasingly common, and forecasters predict even greater proportionate gains to come during the course of the 21st century. This article summarises the gains that have been, and continue to be, made then examines the extent to which these will continue in the face of climate change that will probably give rise to more frequent environmental disasters and threats in the future, as Malthusian and neo-Malthusian checks on longevity. Older people will themselves be among those groups most vulnerable to environmental disasters, and policies will be required to assist older people in many unstable environments around the globe in order to ensure their survival. Previous work on Asian longevity will be augmented by case studies of Hurricane Katrina and the recent Haiti earthquake in order to assess the validity of these generalisations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Society Systems Science Inderscience Publishers

Longevity in the 21st century: a global environmental perspective

Loading next page...
 
/lp/inderscience-publishers/longevity-in-the-21st-century-a-global-environmental-perspective-AECc8b4dQA

References

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1756-2511
eISSN
1756-252X
DOI
10.1504/IJSSS.2011.043209
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

One of the great human success stories in the last few decades has been the marked increase in longevity in many, albeit not all, societies across the globe. Lifespans reaching into the 80s, 90s and 100s are becoming increasingly common, and forecasters predict even greater proportionate gains to come during the course of the 21st century. This article summarises the gains that have been, and continue to be, made then examines the extent to which these will continue in the face of climate change that will probably give rise to more frequent environmental disasters and threats in the future, as Malthusian and neo-Malthusian checks on longevity. Older people will themselves be among those groups most vulnerable to environmental disasters, and policies will be required to assist older people in many unstable environments around the globe in order to ensure their survival. Previous work on Asian longevity will be augmented by case studies of Hurricane Katrina and the recent Haiti earthquake in order to assess the validity of these generalisations.

Journal

International Journal of Society Systems ScienceInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2011

There are no references for this article.