Even disaster definition in locations like off the Appalachian trail time can be important in an emergency department particularly in a busy Level. Conclusions: There is a need for strengthened collaboration between climate scientists, the health researchers and policy-makers as well as the disaster community to jointly develop adaptation strategies to protect human. Figure 1 shows the classification of natural disasters (5) and highlights the extreme events that in principle and by plausible pathways might be influenced by climate change. This article examines the contribution of climate change to hydro-meteorological and climatological disasters and the health impacts of these events. Conceptual framework of the link between natural and man-made climatic influences to disaster-related health risks. In this article, we focus on adaptation strategies, policies, and measures, while noting that mitigation also is important to attenuate the contribution of climate change to hydro-meteorological disasters (e.g. By definition, extreme events are rare, which means the quality and quantity of data can be limited for some events. In light of the above, there is some confidence that anthropogenic climate change will increase some hydro-meteorological disasters and their associated health impacts. It is therefore important for the disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, and climate science communities to work closely to gather evidence and develop strategies to protect health from extreme weather and climate events. Table 2 estimates the effect that various disasters might have on the achievement of the millennium development goals (MDGs) (18).

From 1996 to 2005, weather-related natural hazards caused 90% of natural disasters, with the associated deaths responsible for most of the total impacts in low-income countries (6, 7). Definitional issues, lack of observational data, and the inability of models to include all the factors that influence droughts preclude stronger confidence.
All disasters include components of social choices, social constraints, and societal actions or inactions. Hazard, exposure, and vulnerability are portrayed as petals of the flower in the center of which is disaster risk, to highlight all must be present for a disaster to occur.
The SREX report includes specific suggestions for improved disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the health sector (1). The conventional concept (1, 8, 9) frames health risks from disasters in its first approximation as a function of (i) the hazard, such as flooding or heat waves, (ii) the exposure, that is, who is exposed for how long to the hazard (e.g. Although the disaster risk management and climate change adaptation communities have similar goals of increasing resilience to extreme events, a challenge has been that the two communities have worked in parallel, using different frameworks and definitions, with different institutional set-ups, funding sources, conferences, and assessments. The disaster risk management community has extensive experience with designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies, policies, and measures to improve understanding of disaster risk, enhance disaster risk reduction and transfer, and continuously promote improvement in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Projections that climate change is likely to increase the frequency, intensity, duration, and spatial extent of some extreme events over coming decades is added incentive to strengthening ties between the health sector and the research and practice communities focused on adaptation, disaster risk management, development, and climate science. Until recently, disaster risk management did not consider how climate change could alter the effectiveness of their programs.

Inside the circle are the main actions that each of the communities for the prevention or management of health impacts of disasters.
The development community also should be engaged in efforts to better manage the risks of extreme events and disasters because development or lack thereof is a key modifier of exposure and vulnerability.
The research and the policy communities agree that hazard, exposure, vulnerability, disaster risk, and adaptation are fundamentally socially constructed (2–4). Reducing hazard vulnerability: towards a common approach between disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation. It is only the geophysical disasters whose causes have not been influenced by human action, yet even their impact on health and property is.
Disaster risk, climate change and international development: scope for and challenges to integration. Marked with red rectangles are those groups of disasters, which can be influenced by climate change. 1 in the two columns to the right) constitute the largest share of the impact of disasters on health and well-being (5).

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