Extreme Weather Events

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Quantifying Vulnerability to Climate Change: Implications for Adaptation Assistance

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The effects of climate change have been and will be worse in poor countries and small-island states, those least able to adapt to the climate-related disasters.

Resource Author: 
David Wheeler
Publication Date: 
Jan 1 2011

EU Health Strategy

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Climate change will have an effect on human, animal and plant health. Although it is not creating new or unknown health threats, it will amplify some environment-related health issues. Most public health measures and systems are already in place but they need to be modified in order to deal with new situations and threats.

The EU Health Strategy [PDF] for 2008-2013 identifies the protection of people from health threats due to climate change as a priority.

Resource Author: 
European Commission
Publication Date: 
Jan 1 2008

Heat waves, floods, and health impacts of climate change: training manual for city health officials

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Source URL: 
http://web.wkc.who.int/projects/uhe/heatw/

This training manual is designed to accompany a workshop for city health officials on the health impacts of climate change. It is based on the book: Climate Change and Human Health: Risks and Responses (Editors: McMichael, Campbell-Lendrum, Corvalan, Ebi, Githeko,Scheraga, Woodward WHO/WMO/UNEP 2003). Manual includes 11 sessions and accompanying worksheets. The goal of this training program is to help city health practioners develop action plans at the city level to address climate change.

Resource Author: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Publication Date: 
Jan 1 2010

Federal Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning

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Implementing Instructions for Agency Climate Change Adaptation Planning

The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) are working in partnership to further Federal sustainability targets and other management goals.  This includes ensuring that Federal agencies are planning so they can address the impacts of climate change on their operations and assets.

Resource Author: 
Council on Environmental Quality
Publication Date: 
Mar 4 2011

Assessing net ecosystem carbon exchange of U.S. terrestrial ecosystems by integrating eddy covariance flux measurements and satellite observations

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Source URL: 
doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.09.002

Non-technical summary here.

Abstract

Resource Author: 
Jingfeng Xiao, Qianlai Zhuang, Beverly E. Law et al
Publication Date: 
Jan 15 2011
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