Cctalk! Communicating Effectively With High-Risk Populations In Austria: A Five-Step Methodology
Due to climate change, excessive heat and heat waves are a growing threat to public health, in particularly to the elderly. The most widely documented policy for reducing heat vulnerabilities to date is the adoption of heat warnings and air quality alert systems to trigger emergency responses (20).
Finding The Right Thresholds To Trigger Action In Heat Wave Early Warning Systems In Spain
In Spain, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has been successful in using weather prediction models to forecast short- and medium-range extreme temperatures, and an early warning system (Meteolerta) has been implemented in cooperation with European EUMETNET member countries (MeteoAlarm).
Heat Wave And Health Risk Early Warning Systems In China
Climate change is increasing the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme ambient temperature, especially heat waves. There is worldwide evidence that extreme high temperatures are associated with excess deaths in summer (67–69). All these deaths are preventable.
How Hot Will It Be? Translating Climate Model Outputs For Public Health Practice In The United States
What meteorological factors are going to change? How much will they change? Will there be spatial variation? These are foundational issues for public health agencies in preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Innovative Heat Wave Early Warning System And Action Plan In Ahmedabad, India
More than 7 million people live in the rapidly urbanizing city of Ahmedabad, located in the state of Gujarat in Western India. Heat waves have already proven to be dangerous in the city, leading to heat stress, heat stroke and heat-related illnesses.
Iterative Development And Testing Of A Heat Warning And Information System In Alberta, Canada
Climate change is anticipated to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme heat events in northern latitudes, including in Canada (11 -13). Such heat events can lead to increases in hospital admissions, morbidity and premature mortality, particularly among the most vulnerable groups (14,15).
Knowing When Cold Winters And Warm Summers Can Reduce Ambulatory Care Performance In London
As part of a climate change risk assessment, Public Health England took the initiative to analyse the impact of cold winters and warm summers on the number of ambulance call-outs and ambulance response times in London. This study is the rst of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Protecting The Elderly From Heat And Cold Stress In Hong Kong: Using Climate Information And Client-Friendly Communication Technology
Previous studies suggest that thermal stress under cold and hot weather conditions is strongly linked with higher mortality and hospitalization rates in Hong Kong, particularly among the elderly (6–8). In Asia, Hong Kong is second only to Japan in terms of population ageing.
The Heat Health Warning System of DWD - Concept and Lessons Learned
The Heat Health Warning System (HHWS) is a way to provide information for the general public and the public health authorities in order to be prepared for heat waves and to minimize their negative health impacts. The combination of weather forecast, thermal indices (Perceived Temperature) and their specific thresholds, short time acclimatization of people during summer conditions, nocturnal minimum temperature and indoor conditions are used to predict specific conditions such as heat episodes, which are associated with consequences like an increased mortality and morbidity among human population. In addition _information about the expected duration of these conditions is important. These specific thresholds and approaches have thermo-physiological bases and are used to assess the levels of heat stress to which humans are exposed. Warnings are generated from the numerical daily weather forecast and then confirmed or adjusted by the biometeorology forecaster. The HHWS can lead to a reduction of the heat related mortality and in general to protection of human life. The HHWS is in operation since 2005 and preliminary studies indicate a reduction in the heat related mortality ever since.