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Advances in Global Change Research

Seasonal Forecasts, Climatic Change and Human Health

Health and Climate

Editors: Thomson, Madeleine C., Garcia-Herrera, Ricardo, Beniston, Martin (Eds.)

  • Substantive text on the potential role of seasonal forecasting in public health
  • Extensive review of climate and infectious disease
  • Links climate science to policy and practice
  • Ranges from impact on health of short term climate variability to longer term change
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About this book

Awareness that many key aspects of public health are strongly influenced by climate is growing dramatically, driven by new research and experience and fears of climate change and the research needed to underpin policy developments in area is growing rapidly . This awareness has yet to translate into a practical use of climate knowledge by health policy-makers. Evidence based policy and practice is the mantra of the health sector. If climate scientists are to contribute effectively to health policy at local and global scales then careful empirical studies must be undertaken – focused on the needs of the public health policy and decision-makers.

Results presented at the Wengen conference make clear that the science and art of integrating climate knowledge into the control of climate sensitive diseases on a year to year time frame as well as careful assessments of the potential impacts of climate change on health outcomes over longer time frames is advancing rapidly on many fronts. This includes advances in the empirical understanding of mechanisms, methodologies for modeling future impacts, new partnership developments between the health and climate community along with access to relevant data resources, and education and training. In a rapidly evolving field this book provides a snapshot of these emerging themes.

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From the reviews:

"This book links climate changes with public health consequences … . written for policy makers and public health leaders to alert them to the effect of climate change and weather on human health. … This is a valuable contribution to the dialogue between experts in climate change and public health especially related to climate-induced changes in infectious disease patterns and the ability to anticipate and minimize the adverse health consequences of weather-related events." (Jeanne B. Hewitt, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2008)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Impact on Human Health of Climate and Climate Change: Research in the ENSEMBLES Project from Seasonal to Centennial Timescales

    Hewitt, Chris D.

    Pages 5-11

  • “Flowering Walnuts in the Wood” and Other Bases for Seasonal Climate Forecasting

    Mason, Simon J.

    Pages 13-29

  • Climate and Infectious Diseases

    Kelly-Hope, Louise (et al.)

    Pages 31-70

  • Integration of Seasonal Forecasts into Early Warning Systems for Climate-Sensitive Diseases such as Malaria and Dengue

    Connor, Stephen J. (et al.)

    Pages 71-84

  • Climate and Environmental Information and the Control of Epidemic Meningitis in Africa

    Cuevas, Luis E. (et al.)

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6877-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6876-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $289.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7747-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seasonal Forecasts, Climatic Change and Human Health
Book Subtitle
Health and Climate
Editors
  • Madeleine C. Thomson
  • Ricardo Garcia-Herrera
  • Martin Beniston
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6877-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6877-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6876-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7747-9
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 232
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