Navigation Links
Climate change analysis predicts increased fatalities from heat waves
Date:5/3/2011

Global climate change is anticipated to bring more extreme weather phenomena such as heat waves that could impact human health in the coming decades. An analysis led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health calculated that the city of Chicago could experience between 166 and 2,217 excess deaths per year attributable to heat waves using three different climate change scenarios for the final decades of the 21st century. The study was published May 1 edition of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

"Our study looks to quantify the impact of increased heat waves on human mortality. For major a U.S. city like Chicago, the impact will likely be profound and potentially devastating," said Roger Peng, PhD, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "We would expect the impact to be less severe with mitigation efforts including lowering CO2 emissions."

For the analysis, Peng and his colleagues developed three climate change scenarios for 2081 to 2100. The scenarios were based on estimates from seven global climate change models and from mortality and air pollution data for the city of Chicago from 1987 to 2005. The data were limited to the warm season from May to October of each year.

From 1987 to 2005, Chicago experienced 14 heat waves lasting an average of 9.2 days, which resulted in an estimated 53 excess deaths per year. In the future, the researchers calculated that excess mortality attributable to heat waves to range from 166 to 2,217 per year. According to the researchers, the projections of excess deaths could not be explained by projected increases in city population alone. The exact change due to global warming in annual mortality projections, however, is sensitive to the choice of climate model used in analysis.

"It's very difficult to make predictions, but given what we know nowabsent
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Parsons
tmparson@jhsph.edu
410-955-7619
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New clues found linking larger animals to colder climates
2. National Climate Organizations Join Forces In Historic Push For Climate and Clean Energy Solutions
3. Johns Hopkins Launches “Energy Policy and Climate” Master's Degree
4. China's Forbidden City Leads Landmark Climate Action for Earth Hour
5. Working Lands Key to Affordable Energy and Climate Bill, Coalition Tells Lawmakers
6. £3M awarded for climate model to predict disease outbreak
7. IT Leaderboard Showcases Growing Divide Between Talk and Action on Developing Climate Solutions
8. How pest insects might adapt to climate change, affecting agriculture and health
9. Holistic Management and Allan Savory Win the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Award for Turning Deserts into Thriving Grasslands and Combating Climate Change.
10. When climate change becomes a health issue, are people more likely to listen?
11. New state surveys affirm Americans support for government action on climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... that they are now an authorized Daikin comfort pro ... and install Daikin indoor heating and cooling system equipment. ... each one is thoroughly reviewed before being approved. , ... an innovator in the Split System Air Conditioning Market. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The 2014 Warrior-Family ... Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in ... Families and Civilian Communities,” will be held from ... 7:30 a.m.) and cohosted by the Military Officers ... Industrial Association (NDIA). USAA is the Executive Sponsor ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... ( http://www.xareltolawsuitcenter.com/ ) that alleges the death ... bleeding caused by the blood thinner, Bernstein Liebhard LLP ... the U.S. District Court for the Southern District ... Xarelto in January 2012, and suffered a subdural hemorrhage ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... American Society of Hematology (ASH) will honor Tomas Ganz, ... Angeles with the 2014 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture for ... of the iron-regulatory hormone hepcidin and investigation of its ... Nobel Prize Laureate and past Society president E. Donnall ... have represented a paradigm shift or significant discovery in ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... of the Clean Plate Club you eat pretty much ... A new Cornell University study shows that the average ... his or her plate. "If you put it ... Wansink Ph.D., author of the forthcoming book, Slim by Design, ... Brand Lab. , Wansink and co-author Katherine Abowd Johnson analyzed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. Now an Authorized Daikin Comfort Pro Dealer 2Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 2Health News:2014 Warrior-Family Symposium Focuses on Transitioning Forward 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit Filed by Florida Woman Alleges Uncontrollable Bleeding Led to Husband’s Death, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 2Health News:Tomas Ganz, M.D., Ph.D., to present 2014 ASH E. Donnall Thomas Lecture 3
... babies of mother's with hypothyroidism are likely to ... hormones which control metabolism, growth and development. Symptoms ... ,Children born with an underactive thyroid ... the condition are more prone to a potentially ...
... supplements are often used by body builders, and there's some ... maintain muscle in older people? One new study indicates the ... 33 men aged 60 to 84 who had similar lifestyles ... training program. Half were given creatine and half were given ...
... not likely to get prostate cancer than men with other ... your blood group affects your health.// In particular, men with ... develop prostate cancer and to get more aggressive forms of ... men who have type A, but not confirmed as yet. ...
... bowel cancer. Research carried out by doctors at Oxford University ... that it reacts with acid in the stomach to prevent ... studied bowel cancer rates in 28 countries across the world, ... disease in the UK, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Canada and ...
... difficulty digesting milk products may experience an increase in ... a meal replacement. //About 25% of Americans have lactose ... sufficient supply of an intestinal enzyme critical for the ... can cause such individuals to experience bloating, diarrhoea and ...
... stimulant in day to day life. According to researchers drinking ... the day progresses. During the morning hours, memory is ... For researchers at the University of Arizona have found that ... ,They had about 60-70 participants aged over 64 ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 BiologicTx ® today announced ... 3-way Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx,s proprietary ... July 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at ... Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) is ... for kidney transplant with one another due to incompatible ...
(Date:7/22/2014)...  A central New York ... Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from ... Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching ... from a Syracuse architectural hardware company, suffered from ... medications, an implantable defibrillator and a pacemaker. ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO ) today ... patients in its ongoing Phase 2 trial (Study 202) ... revised clinical protocol agreed to with the FDA in ... proprietary recombinant human hyaluronidase under development for the systemic ... "Our diligent effort to rapidly re-initiate patient enrollment and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 2BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 3'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 2'I'm a Heartless SOB' Jokes Patient Discharged from Strong Memorial Hospital without a Human Heart 3Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 2Halozyme Resumes Patient Enrollment And Dosing In PEGPH20 Clinical Program In Pancreatic Cancer 3
... RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Oct. 24, 2011 Apelon, ... data interoperability solutions, today announced the availability ... solution. TermManager, a code set management and ... interoperability initiatives by enabling widespread access to ...
... Codexis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDXS ) ... Codex® Screening Kits are in use or evaluation ... worldwide.  The announcement was made at CPhI  Worldwide, ... week.   Codex® Screening Kits were ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Apelon Announces Availability of New TermManager® Software 250 Pharma Companies Worldwide Now Use Codexis In Process Development 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: