Special Issue "Extreme Weather Events and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Change and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Climate Change and Health Center, Shandong University, 44 West Wenhua Road, Jinan 250012, China
Interests: climate change; weather extremes; public health; sustainability; community resilience
Interests: climate change; air pollution; environmental epidemiology; human health vulnerability; children’s environmental health; chemical pollutant effects
Extreme weather events are weather events that are significantly different from the usual weather pattern, based on local historical distribution seen in the past. According to the latest IPCC Assessment Report, changing patterns of climate will bring more frequent and severe extreme weather events, leading to more burden of disease. However, research on extreme weather events and health, including the impacts, mechanisms and responses, is still limited, especially in low-resource settings where people are most vulnerable. We call for studies that address this global challenge. We aim to provide more evidence to public health policies and interventions that could reduce health risks associated with extreme weather events. We welcome your submissions, especially research on low-resource settings.
Topics of interest in the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Extreme temperatures and health
- Floods/draughts and health
- Hurricanes, severe storms and health
- Bushfires, haze and health
- Multi-hazard analysis
- Vulnerability, and its social and cultural determinants
- Public health emergency responses to extremes weather events
- Community resilience to extreme weather events
- Adaptation and mitigation to reduce the health risks from extreme weather events
- Health promotion and education
- Health policy
Dr. Ying Zhang
Prof. Budi Haryanto
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- extreme weather events
- public health
- community resillience
- health policy
- health promotion