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Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Climate Events, and Health Impacts

  • Aderita SenaEmail author
  • Carlos Corvalan
  • Kristie Ebi
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Part of the Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution book series (EGEP, volume 1)

Abstract

Disasters the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) defines disasters as “a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic, or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources.”

Keywords

Weather and climate extremes Floods Droughts Hurricanes Heat waves Adaptation Disaster risk reduction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ministry of HealthBrasiliaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of MedicinePan American Health OrganizationBrasiliaBrazil
  3. 3.ClimAdapt, LLCLos AltosUSA

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