Climate change and natural disasters: integrating science and practice to protect health
2012 (English)In: Global health action, ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 5, 1-7 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Hydro-meteorological disasters are the focus of this paper. The authors examine, to which extent climate change increases their frequency and intensity. Methods: Review of IPCC-projections of climate-change related extreme weather events and related literature on health effects. Results: Projections show that climate change is likely to increase the frequency, intensity, duration, and spatial distribution of a range of extreme weather events over coming decades. Conclusions: There is a need for strengthened collaboration between climate scientists, the health researchers and policy-makers as well as the disaster community to jointly develop adaptation strategies to protect human.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 5, 1-7 p.
climate change, natural disasters, health, health systems, development, risk management
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64975DOI: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.19295ISI: 000312932300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64975DiVA: diva2:603534