GC053:
Novel Research Approaches in Climate-Driven Heat Stress: Implications for Geohealth, Infrastructure, and Labor





Session ID#: 26968

Session Description:
There is a growing literature on heat stress and its impacts, but much remains unknown.  Our session proposes to bring together researchers that focus on new perspectives and insights regarding climate change and climate variability from heat stress.  We seek contributions that illuminate implications of heat stress for a range of projected global warmings, providing insights into the costs avoided by mitigation as well as consequences adaptation strategies.  We encourage researchers to submit new perspectives and results in areas such as: changes in agricultural labor productivity; demands on energy infrastructure due to extreme heat stress events (temperature/moisture/radiation); vector-borne and chronic heat stress illnesses; and new mitigation strategies.  Submissions could include future climate projections or retrospective analyses.  We especially encourage contributions linking geohealth and meteorology of heat stress.
Primary Convener:  Jonathan R Buzan, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Conveners:  Matthew Huber, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States and Thomas W Hertel, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1616 Climate variability [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1620 Climate dynamics [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4313 Extreme events [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4322 Health impact [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Elfatih A B Eltahir, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Noah S Diffenbaugh, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
James Keith Goldie, Bonner, ACT, Australia, Lisa V. Alexander, Climate Change Research Centre and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Sophie C. Lewis, Australian National University, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Canberra, Australia and Steven C Sherwood, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Jonathan R Buzan, Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States and Matthew Huber, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
Matt Huber1, Jonathan R Buzan2 and Jinwoong Yoo1, (1)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)Purdue University, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States