Climate change and human health

Training course for public health professionals on protecting our health from climate change


Module 3: Extreme Weather and Health

Download the individual sessions by saving it on your computer. This will enable you to see the lecturer's explanations on the "Notes Pages" to allow you to follow the course.

Session 7: Thermal extremes

Scope: Key concepts; How to identify thermal extremes; Who is vulnerable during thermal extremes; Methods for assessing the health risk and impacts of thermal extremes; Current health impact of thermal extremes; Potential impact of climate change; Potential for adaptation to minimize future health risks and impacts.

Authors: David Mills, Stratus Consulting Inc.

Duration: 1 hour

Download this session and background materials:

2007 IPCC reports: The Physical Science Basis, FAQ 10.1 page 122.


Section 8: Extreme weather events

Scope: Categories of extreme weather events considered; How extreme weather events threaten public health; Nature of public health impacts with extreme weather events; Current health risks and impacts from extreme weather events in South East Asia; Future risks and potential health impacts.

Authors: David Mills, Stratus Consulting Inc.

Duration: 1 hour

Download this session and background materials:

2007 IPCC reports: The Physical Science Basis, FAQ 3.3 page 107 and FAQ 9.1 page 119.

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