Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Tuesday, 14 May 2024 - 18:00
Health after Extreme Cold, Heat, Storms and Floods
Weather and climate-related events can cause significant mortality and disability.
Sudden cold, heat, storms and floods all present risks to health, especially to the most vulnerable. Even in countries with temperate climates like the UK, weather-related deaths can be in the thousands, for example cold snaps causing cardiovascular deaths. In countries with more extreme weather this can be much greater. Some can cause major social disruption.
This lecture considers how weather events cause harm to health, and our countermeasures.
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