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Climate Change Health Impact Profiles (Climate CHIPs)


Climate Change Health Impact Profiles (Climate CHIPs)

Postby justjj » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:42 am

A website that is new to me, full of fascinating data.


Climate Change Health Impact & Prevention

"Climate CHIP is a non-profit website supported by charitable grants from organizations and individuals concerned about local and global threats to human health and society from climate change. We aim to provide a range of information and resources about heat stress and other health impacts of climate change."

Here is where to start for those in Australia.

from twitter (you know, that useless site that is full of people talking about their mundane lives ;p)

From Hans Rosling*

http://climatechip.org/your-area-climate-data … is a new emerging web-service showing climate change in your local area (wherever you live). Worth using & following!

* Hans Rosling Verified account

Professor Global Health, Karolinska Institutet.
Edutainer & co-founder of Gapminder Foundation

Stockholm, Sweden · gapminder.org
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Re: Climate Change Health Impact Profiles (Climate CHIPs)

Postby justjj » Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:32 am


Great to see New Zealand so well represented.

"Who we are

Tord Kjellstrom:
Medical doctor (PhD) and Master of Engineering, originally from Sweden, but now mostly based in New Zealand. Forty years experience of university teaching and research in environmental and occupational health, with a focus on epidemiology, has produced more than 400 publications on exposure and health impacts of different hazards. His current work deals mainly with the occupational health impacts of climate change in different parts of the world.

Olivia Hyatt:
Completed her PhD (Geology) in 2010 into the nature of glacial processes operating through time in South Island, New Zealand. Her experience in GIS, cartography and keen interest in the interaction of climate and natural processes, has lead to her current work on the impacts of climate change. This work includes developing the Climate CHIPS, with a particular focus on local climate change and its impacts. She lives in New Zealand.

Rebekah Lucas:
Postdoctoral researcher at the division of Epidemiology and Global Health, attached to the theme "Climate change and global health". Originally trained as an exercise physiologist, she has a PhD in integrative physiology. Her research interests include the effects of chronic heat exposure on health and productivity as well as physiological processes during exposure to acute and chronic environmental stressors. She is experienced in assessing thermoregulatory responses and integrative physiological responses to stressors such as heat stress, high altitude and ageing.

Bruno Lemke:
A PhD in physics and 20+ years teaching of human physiology is an excellent background in dealing with a subject that spans these two disciplines (plus others). His main role in the team is to do the early work using the versatile spread sheet as a tool: database, graphics output, statistics, GIS (yes you can do GIS with a spread sheet). If/when this early work produces worthwhile results the GIS is handed to Olivia and the database to Matthias for refinement and further development.

Matthias Otto:
Master of Engineering, originally from Germany, currently Senior Lecturer in the field of Information Communication Technology at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand, with an emphasis on software development. He is currently working on software solutions for the analysis and evaluation of climate data and its impact on human health. Outputs from this software have been published and further publications are under development.

Ryan Clarke:
Bachelor of Information and Technology, teaches at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology with twelve years of experience. His passion is for the application of Internet technologies to help people solve problems. The challenges and opportunities presented by the Climate CHIP team were too hard to resist and he has enjoyed working the large data sets, mapping integration, and building an easy to use interface."

This fits with a huge NZ study on the effects of the cold / damp on general health and thus health costs to the community . I first heard about it years ago on Radio National's Health Report ... might have been asthma related,iirc.
I thought it was an Otago Uni project, but not certain ... from it the govt realised it would be cheaper to subsidise fixing poorly insulated housing than to keep treating the resulting ill health ... far-reaching long-term work of govt policy directed to "public service".
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Re: Climate Change Health Impact Profiles (Climate CHIPs)

Postby justjj » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:22 pm

And more up-to-date stuff ... yes, more interesting AND more up-to-date.
https://robertscribbler.com/2016/06/28/ ... e-to-pole/

That's pretty interesting ... "reduced seasonality"

http://inhabitat.com/global-climate-eme ... s-equator/

Despite what I think it all means, I still find it fascinating.

Lately I've heard two people grizzle about the BOM's decreasing quality of forecasts ... one a farmer , one a townie; "well duh!", I want to say.

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