Friday, November 30, 2012

Atlas of health and climate

This document, a product of collaboration between the meteorological and public health communities, provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to disease outbreaks and emergencies caused by weather, climate and water-related hazards, most of them resulting from floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, heat waves and severe storms. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing. As one of the three key messages it conveys, the atlas asserts that climate information is now being used to protect health through risk reduction, preparedness and response over various spatial and temporal scales and in both affluent and developing countries.

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