Tuesday, October 19

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Children also call attention to heat stroke, and the Japanese Society of Emergency Medicine makes an urgent proposal.
Economy

Children also call attention to heat stroke, and the Japanese Society of Emergency Medicine makes an urgent proposal.

The Japanese Society of Emergency Medicine, which emphasized the continuous record-breaking heat every day, compiled an urgent proposal for heat stroke prevention and announced it on the 20th. The urgent proposal points out that not only elderly people who need to be careful about heat stroke, but also children need to be careful by people around them such as parents and teachers as “vulnerable to heat stroke”.The Japanese Society of Emergency Medicine organized the “Committee on Heat Stroke” (Chairman: Takaki Shimizu, Director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Center Critical Care Center), and the committee discussed and compiled urgent recommendations. The recommendations are (1) try to live a life that is conscious of the “heat index” (WBGT: Wet Bulb Globe Temperature), and make ap...
The “inconvenient truth” that global warming will progress if the air pollutants are completely reduced.
Economy

The “inconvenient truth” that global warming will progress if the air pollutants are completely reduced.

If the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, global warming will progress. Therefore, let us live as little carbon dioxide as possible. This is the flow of the world. However, the progress of global warming is not determined solely by carbon dioxide. Recent research has revealed that reducing the amount of air pollutants emitted from factories and automobiles in order to reduce health hazards may promote global warming.Carbon dioxide is not the only thing that upsets the Earth’s climateThe earth is warmed by the light coming from the sun. The light is stored in the atmosphere instead of heat, and the warm ground also transfers heat to the atmosphere, and the same amount of heat as the heat from the sun goes out into space. The balance determines the temperature of the earth...
Making “Tokyo 2020” a Legacy — How to Use it for Heat Stroke Science and Countermeasures —
Economy

Making “Tokyo 2020” a Legacy — How to Use it for Heat Stroke Science and Countermeasures —

The end of August has come, but hot days are still continuing nationwide. The heat of summer in Japan has come to be reported as “disaster grade”. I am no longer surprised by the “hot days” that were rare in the past. The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held next summer. It seems that measures against the heat wave are being considered, but I am worried whether measures against heat stroke are sufficient. Akimasa Hirata (Professor, Graduate School of Nagoya Institute of Technology), a leading researcher in heat stroke, is tackling this problem with computer simulations that focus on people. According to Mr. Hirata’s announcement in May last year, the risk of heat stroke is particularly high after the rainy season, which is still unfamiliar with the heat. (Note 1) It was proved imm...
Heat is a possible trigger for damage to the Salzbachtal bridge
Car and traffic

Heat is a possible trigger for damage to the Salzbachtal bridge

Bridges expand when it is hot. As a result, it can happen that, like the Salzbachtal Bridge near Wiesbaden, they fall down from their camp and come to rest on the pillar. That’s what an expert says. Dhe damage to the Wiesbaden Salzbachtal Bridge could have something to do with the sometimes high outside temperatures, according to experts. A similar case of damage occurred in 1977 at the Main Bridge in Hochheim, said Knut Bock from the engineering office Kinkel + Partner from Dreieich, who specializes in bridge construction, of the German Press Agency. In the heat of the day, bridges stretched, which means that, as in this case, they could fall from their bed and come to rest on the pillar. In an interview with the FAZ, another expert pointed out the massive increase in traffic si...