Impact of climate change on mortality risk
Human thermoregulation is not just a result of ambient temperature but also other environmental parameters like humidity, radiant temperature and wind. Correctly determining the relationship between mortality and the surrounding environment is important for assessing the impact of climate on health and understanding the effect on health services, labour productivity and the wider economy. The EU-funded MORDIC project will attribute mortality risk to multiple thermal stressors not previously examined in epidemiology and climate-health impacts studies. Researchers will use an ensemble of thermal discomfort indicators, under both present and future socio-economic/climate scenarios, to improve data and modelling, increase understanding of thermal exposure on the population, inform urban planning and healthcare services and assist in government-initiated National Adaptation Programmes.
Fields of science
- social sciencessociologydemographymortality
- medical and health scienceshealth sciencespublic healthepidemiology
- natural sciencescomputer and information sciencesdata sciencebig data
- social scienceseconomics and businesseconomicsproduction economicsproductivity
- medical and health scienceshealth scienceshealth care services