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Climate and Health across Africa

Benjamin F. Zaitchik.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science); Meteorology and Climatology; Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science). 18587 words.

Humans have understood the importance of climate to human health since ancient times. In some cases, the connections appear to be obvious: a flood can cause drownings, a drought can lead to...

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Understanding Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards

Grant Heiken.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Environmental Science); Volcanology and Seismology. 11097 words.

Between 50 and 70 volcanoes erupt each year—just a fraction of the 1,000 identified volcanoes that may erupt in the near future. When compared with the catastrophic loss of lives and...

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