Awareness that many aspects of public health are influenced by climate is growing dramatically. Results presented at the Wengen conference make clear that the science and art of integrating climate knowledge into the control of climate sensitive diseases on a year to year time frame, as well as careful assessments of the potential impacts of climate change on health outcomes over longer time frames, is advancing rapidly. This book provides a snapshot of these emerging themes.
Substantive text on the potential role of seasonal forecasting in public health
Extensive review of climate and infectious disease
Links climate science to policy and practice
Ranges from impact on health of short term climate variability to longer term change