Climate extremes, disasters and health

Y Honda, T Oki, S Kanae, Colin BUTLER

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This chapter focuses on health and economic impacts of disasters, including climate extremes. The economic losses from weather- and climate-related disasters and the difference in disaster costs and deaths between developed and developing countries are described. The types of disasters (earthquakes, extreme temperature, floods, cyclones, tornadoes, hail, drought) and their health impacts are reviewed. The future trends of extreme events and adaptation, as well as conflicts in adaptation are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Global Health
EditorsC.D Butler
Place of PublicationWallingford, UK
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781780642659
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameClimate Change and Global Health


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