CLIMATE SERVICES AND HUMAN HEALTH: A NICHE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

Pablo Fernández de ARROYABE HERNAEZ

Abstract


Climate services are the result of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the interaction between atmosphere and human beings. Climate change and weather variability are causing real impacts on people health at all levels. It has been admitted that health risks have an atmospheric component. Biometeorological forecasting tries to anticipate the impacts of the atmosphere on people health. Instead of uncertainties about climate change, many studies based on biometeorological approaches are being developed and massive bio-early warning systems are available already. The access and use of the new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has opened a niche of opportunities for the development of personalised climate services but further research is needed to achieve a diagnosis for each weather related disease and  person.

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Biometeorology, hazard, risk, uncertainty, apps, climate services

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