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Title:Costs of climate change: The effects of rising temperatures on health and productivity PDF Logo
Authors:Hübler, Michael
Klepper, Gernot
Peterson, Sonja
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1321
Abstract:The aim of the study is to quantify climate induced health risks for Germany. Based on high resolution climate scenarios for the period 2071 to 2100 we forecast the number of days with heat load and cold stress. The heat frequency and intensity increases overall but more in the south. Referring to empirical studies on heat induced health effects we estimate an average increase in the number of heat induced casualties by a factor of more than 3. Heat related hospitalization costs increase 6-fold not including the cost of ambulant treatment. Heat also reduces the work performance resulting in an estimated output loss of between 0.12 % and 0.48 % of GDP.
Subjects:Costs of climate change
Health effects
Heat waves
Mortality
Hospitalization costs
Labor productivity
JEL:Q54
I10
Q51
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW

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