Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities

Interdisciplinary Engagement Strategies

  • Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg
  • William A. Sprigg

Part of the Extreme Weather and Society book series (EWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. William A. Sprigg, Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg
    Pages 1-6
  3. David A. Robinson
    Pages 7-33
  4. Michael A. Moodian, Margaret M. Moodian
    Pages 35-58
  5. Kristina J. Peterson, Shirley B. Laska, Rosina Philippe, Olivia Burchett Porter, Richard L. Krajeski, Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg et al.
    Pages 135-164
  6. Nicole Wall, Michael Hayes
    Pages 219-244
  7. Mary M. Prunicki, Kari C. Nadeau
    Pages 293-310
  8. Erica D. Kuligowski, Franklin T. Lombardo, Long T. Phan
    Pages 311-350
  9. Peter Berry, Gregory R. A. Richardson
    Pages 351-388

About this book


This volume presents a unique interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in both the natural and social sciences. A primary goal is to present a scientific and socially integrated perspective on place-based community engagement, extreme weather, and health. Each year extreme weather is leading to natural disasters around the world and exerting huge social and health costs. The International Monetary Fund (2012) estimates that since 2010, 700 worldwide natural disasters have affected more than 450 million people around the globe. The best coping strategy for extreme weather and environmental change is a strong offense. Communities armed with a spatial understanding of their resources, risks, strengths, weaknesses, community capabilities, and social networks will have the best chance of reducing losses and achieving a better outcome when extreme weather and disaster strikes.


Community Engagement Environmental Change and Health Extreme Weather Social Dimensions of Weather Weather Health Impacts Superstorm Public Communication Dust storm Sociospatial sentinel surveillance Gemeinschaft Gesellschaft extreme heat Vulnerability Modeling Drought Mental Health Impact Laura Ingalls Wilder PM10 Joplin Tornado climate change adaptation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg
    • 1
  • William A. Sprigg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBrandman UniversityIrvineUSA
  2. 2.The University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30624-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30626-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-3397
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-3400
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