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4 Surprising Ways Climate Change is Impacting World Health Today

Posted by Emma Paz on Aug 22, 2016 11:51:05 AM


Climate change has become a widely accepted fact around the world today as temperatures and sea levels continue to rise. The impacts of climate change on the planet will undoubtedly affect populations around the world causing not only the displacement of populations but also a variety of health risks. Ranging from diseases of impoverished populations as well as the emergencies that arise from extreme weather events that cause other health outbreaks to occur. There are obvious health risks associated with drought or floods, which leads to malnutrition, as well as the disproportionate risks for disease outbreaks in developing countries. However, there are still many ways in which climate change can cause less obvious public health challenges that ought to be public knowledge.   

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Topics: climate, climate change, disease control, environment, flooding, global warming, public health, rising temperatures

Be Fully Prepared - Use GIS in Your Crisis Management Plan

Posted by Emma Paz on Aug 12, 2016 10:12:03 AM


Whether you’re responding to rising sea levels, the Zika virus, or the possibility of a shooter in your midst, crisis management plans are incredibly important for many business and organizations. It’s important to have a number of scenarios mapped out in order to respond effectively when disaster strikes with the best possible crisis management plan. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are amazingly effective in allowing you to project various scenarios and responses, preparing you with the best possible action plan if the unfortunate time should come.

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Topics: arcGIS, climate change, Cloud, crisis, Disaster, disaster response, management, Mapping Services, mobile

How Technology Can Impact the Rise in Sea Level

Posted by Emma Paz on Nov 13, 2015 8:55:44 AM













Visual representations have been central to humanity’s understanding and experience of life as far back as we know. The impact of technology on the much beloved human practice of capturing memories and documenting moments has been monumental. Beyond Instagram, smartphone cameras, and the like, satellite images allow scientists to assess the health of the planet, and even track the effects of climate change, globalization, and urbanization, including the rise in sea level globally.

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Topics: Application Development, arcGIS, ArcGIS Online, climate change, rising sea level

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