Climate Change and Health – Chapter 1 – Storms and Floods

The film clip above is a section from the video you saw on the first page; watch this segment to remind you of the main issues related to this topic.


  1. What are the direct and indirect effects of storms and floods on morbidity and mortality? Design a mindmap or flowchart to illustrate the processes or mechanisms.
  2. In your country, how many people are likely to be affected by extreme storms and floods, directly or indirectly? Who are they and what makes them vulnerable?


  1. World Health Organization. 2010. Climate change, extreme weather events and health. → Access here
  2. Union of Concerned Scientists. 2012. Climate change and your health. After the Storm: The Hidden Health Risks of Flooding in a Warming World. → Access here
  3. Health Protection Agency UK. 2012. Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012. → Access here
  4. MICORDIS. 2010. Health impacts of floods in Europe. → Access here
  5. Hajat S, Ebi KL, Kovats RS, Menne B, Edwards S, Haines A. 2005. The Human Health Consequences of Flooding in Europe: a Review. Chapter in: Extreme Weather Events and Public Health Responses. Pages 185-196. → Access here
  6. Health Protection Agency UK. 2011. The effects of flooding on mental health. → Access here
  7. British Red Cross. 2013. The experiences of flooding in the UK: a study by the British Red Cross. → Access here