Extreme weather events and public health responses
Edited by Wilhelm Kirch, Bettina Menne and Roberto Bertollini
Published by Springer-Verlag
2005, 303 pages
ISBN 3 540 24417 4
Recent catastrophic heat waves and floods raise the question: are extreme weather events becoming more frequent? And if so, what should be done about them? This book presents a collection of case studies and experiences of experts, ministries and international organizations, on such topics as:
Will climate change alter climate variability?
The 2003 European heat-wave
The health impacts of temperature extremes
Public health responses to temperature extremes
The health impacts of floods
Case studies on health system responses to extreme events
It also makes recommendations on public health and environmental responses to weather and climate extremes.