It’s great to see and share information about climate change.
Their disastrous effects, their dramatic consequences both for health, the economy and people’s lives. At MétéoGlobale, we decided to not only talk about this issue. We decided to act by offering innovative and targeted solutions.
The time for action is now!
Indeed, according to a report published in the British medical journal The Lancet, between 2000 and 2016, the number of people affected by heat waves increased by 125 million, a record 175 million people exposed in 2015 alone. Heat strokes cause dehydration and eventually heart failure. This is just an example.
Productivity is also affected, according to this study, the rise in temperatures has reduced by 5.3% worker productivity in rural areas. Although the link with climate change is not clear cut, it is essential to consider it.
Another observation is that it is the most vulnerable people, the poorest who suffer the most. In fact, it is because these people are already living with precarious health conditions that we’ve gotten involved. The effects of extreme events can be felt a few days, see weeks later, following an extreme weather episode. From 2000 to 2016, the number of weather disasters increased by 46%. Is it linked to climate change?
For 2016 alone, these disasters have caused losses estimated at $129 billion. I want to say, the time has come to adapt. This is also advocated by the Lancet study. It states that it is necessary to devote a greater effort to the adaptation of health policies because only 4.33% of global expenditures are devoted to this problem at this time.
Blisly is only a beginning, an application that allows you to anticipate extreme events and to act accordingly. It is also a community. By participating, you contribute to advancing our research to customize the indices and thus more accurately meet your needs. You can participate by filling out your diary, for example.
As you can see, the more we will be using Blisly, the more this free app will be able to do for its users and the greater population as a whole in adapting to the unavoidable climatic changes.