Health, tourism and leisure time

In addition to use of leisure time and travelling for example, climate change has many impacts on the health of humans. In Southern Finland, outdoor winter activities dependent on snow and ice become increasingly difficult as the winters become milder. In the future, snowy winters in Northern Finland are likely to attract more tourists both from Finland and abroad, while the warming summers in South Europe can increase the attraction of Northern Europe as a summer travel target. 

Climate change has many health-related impacts. For example, the health of the elderly and chronically ill is tested by hot weather becoming more common and borreliosis infections may increase as the distribution area of ticks expands further north. However, more research is required regarding the health effects of climate change.

 

 

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