Extreme events, disasters, and health impacts in Indonesia

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Abstract

Extreme weather events caused by climate change may destroy many components of environment and facilities, direct physical harm, loss of income, psychological stress, and other direct and indirect human health. In Indonesia, 80% of disasters due to climate change during 1998-2018 which were dominated by flooding (39%), heavy wind/storm (26%), landslides (22%), and drought (8%). In 2017, there were 2263 events, and 198 of these events are considered as health crisis. There were 305,837 person impacted and 198 deaths, major injuries 2314 person, minor injury 63,578 person and refugee 243,691 person in 2017. The estimated impacts cost to the economy is about IDR 132 trillion (approximately US $ 8.8 billion) in 2050 as the consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtreme Weather Events and Human Health
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Case Studies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages227-245
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030237738
ISBN (Print)9783030237721
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Disasters
  • Economic costs
  • Extreme events
  • Health impacts

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