Policy-makers are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate variability and change on the health of vulnerable populations. Variations and trends in climatic factors and extreme weather events impact many health outcomes, including malaria, heat stress and undernutrition.  

Climate Information for Public Health Action is based on the premise that climate knowledge and information can help protect the public from climate-sensitive health risks. With a focus on infectious disease, hydro-meteorological disasters and nutrition, the book explores why, when and how data on the historical, current and future (from days to decades) climate can be incorporated into health decision-making. Created as a collaborative effort between climate and health experts, this book targets a broad technical public health community, alongside development practitioners and policy-makers engaged in climate change adaptation. It may also guide climate experts in the development of climate services tailored to health needs. Written in an accessible, informative style, while maintaining the highest technical and scientific standards, it will also be a valuable resource for students and academics studying and working in the emerging field of environment and health.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315115603, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license."

chapter 1|15 pages

Health Priorities in a Changing Climate

ByC. Thomson Madeleine, Rabie Tamer Samah, Shumake-Guillemot Joy, McDermott John, James Wilmot, Wannous Chadia
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chapter 2|26 pages

Climate Impacts on Disasters, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition

ByC. Thomson Madeleine, Grace Delia, DeFries Ruth, C Jessica, E Metcalf, Nissan Hannah, Giannini Alessandra
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chapter 3|17 pages

Connecting Climate Information with Health Outcomes

ByC. Thomson Madeleine, C Jessica, E Metcalf, J. Mason Simon, M. Tompkins Adrian, Hayden Mary
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chapter 4|30 pages

Climate Basics

ByJ. Mason Simon, C. Thomson Madeleine
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chapter 5|36 pages

Climate Variability and Trends

ByJ. Mason Simon, G. Muñoz Ángel, Lyon Bradfield, C. Thomson Madeleine
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chapter 6|22 pages

Climate Data

The past and present
ByJ. Mason Simon, Ceccato Pietro, D. Hewitt Chris, L. Allen Theodore, Dinku Tufa, Kruczkiewicz Andrew, B. Siebert Asher, Stanton Michelle, C. Thomson Madeleine
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chapter 7|28 pages

Weather Forecasts

Up to one week in advance
ByJ. Mason Simon, C. Thomson Madeleine, Knowlton Kim, Nissan Hannah, G. Muñoz Ángel, Garcia-Pando Carlos Perez, Shaman Jeffrey
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chapter 8|24 pages

Climate Forecasts for Early Warning

Up to six months in advance
ByJ. Mason Simon, C. Thomson Madeleine, G. Muñoz Ángel
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chapter 9|20 pages

Climate Information for Adaptation

From years to decades
ByNissan Hannah, C. Thomson Madeleine, J. Mason Simon, G. Muñoz Ángel, Vale Glynn, W. Hargrove John, M. Greene Arthur, Lyon Bradfield
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chapter 10|16 pages

Climate Information for Public Health Action

Challenges and opportunities
ByC. Thomson Madeleine, J. Mason Simon, del Corral John, Kruczkiewicz Andrew, Mantilla Gilma, Li Cristina
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