How Could Digital Health Fight Against The Climate Catastrophe?

Climate change is the greatest health challenge of the 21st century, and threatens all aspects of society, says the WHO in its COP24 Special Report. What could digital health technologies do to support the fight against the climate crisis? How could healthcare processes, facilities, medical devices become more sustainable? As it is humanity’s priority to mitigate the worsening as well as the impact of rising temperatures and extreme weather events, we tried to figure out what role digital health could assume here. We found many options – and even more possibilities for future development. The climate crisis is our third world war That’s the main argument of Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and former chief economist of the World Bank on why opponents of green policies, such as the Green New Deal in the US, should not be asking whether we can afford it – as no one asked that during the second world war, but did what they thought was necessary to do. The problem with the climate catastrophe is that many people don’t feel it immediately on their own skin – but by the time it becomes painfully palpable for millions, we have already lost the battle. It’s similar to the tale when two frogs jumped in a cooking pot full of cold water. The first one screamed that they’re going to die and jumped out, while the second was completely relaxed thinking they found a nice pond to spend the t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine air asthma climate climate catastrophe climate change climate crisis digital digital health efficient Healthcare mosquito optimize resilience solar sustainability technology Source Type: blogs

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