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Atlas of Health and Climate - WHO & WMO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have jointly released, an extensive report 'Atlas of health and climate: realising the potential to improve health outcomes through the use of climate services' that can be downloaded for free.

The report provides scientific information on the connection between weather and climate and major health challenges. As well as aiming to provide practical examples of how the use of weather and climate information can protect public health. It includes many maps, tables and graphs illustrating the strong links between health and climate - including the diseases of poverty, emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence on non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing.

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Go Back | Posted in: Climate Change | 13 December 2012 - Benjamin