Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather

Cyclones and other extreme weather events can kill people and increase physical and mental illness. Depending on the type of event and its frequency and duration, the impacts on public health will be different, and can be short-term or long-term.

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A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change Overview/Summary Document, Research Document Public Health, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation PCEP
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Full Report Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH PCEP
Full Report: Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts Edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, Margaret L. Smith Research Document Climate Impacts, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts, Public Health, Economic Impacts, Home/Nation Impacts: Sea Level, Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Home/Nation Impacts: Temperature Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Home/Nation Impacts: Adaptation, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Temperature Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Water/Food Impacts: Ocean pH, Water/FoodImpacts: Adaptation, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Sea Level, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Temperature Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Ocean pH, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Adaptation, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation, Economy Impacts: Sea Level, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Temperature Changes, Economy Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Economy Impacts: Ocean pH, Economy Impacts: Adaptation PCEP

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A document, website, curriculum or other kind of content that provides useful information related to climate education.
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The report highlights 11 broad human health categories likely to be affected by climate change. As summarized in alphabetical order on pages vi and vii, these are: Asthma, Respiratory Allergie... Explanation Public Health, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Adaptation Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change PCEP
Incidents of extreme weather are projected to increase as a result of climate change. Many locations will see a substantial increase in the number of heat waves they experience per year and a likel... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Human health and mortality rates will be affected to different degrees in specific regions of the world as a result of climate change. Although cold-related deaths are predicted to decrease, other ... Explanation Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
The availability of freshwater is likely to be reduced, with significant implications for island communities, economies, and resources. Most island communities in the Pacific and Caribbean have ... Explanation Fresh Water and Food Security, Water/Food Impacts: Sea Level, Water/Food Impacts: Water Cycle Changes, Public Health Impacts: Sea Level, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Impacts on Islands Fact Sheet: USGCRP PCEP
Threats to human health will increase. Major health risks include heat stress, waterborne diseases (due to heavy downpours and higher temperatures), poor air quality, extreme weather events, diseas... Explanation Public Health, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Temperature Changes, Public Health Impacts: Water Cycle Changes Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Highlights PCEP
On a global scale, the projections indicate there is likely to be a decrease in the number of typhoons by the end of the 21st century. There is also likely to be an increase in the average maximum ... Explanation Home/Nation Impacts: Extreme Weather, Water/Food Impacts: Extreme Weather, Ecosystems/Biodiversity Impacts: Extreme Weather, Public Health Impacts: Extreme Weather, Economy Impacts: Extreme Weather Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Current and Future Climate of the Federated States of Micronesia PCEP

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