In key European cities, stabilizing climate warming at 1.5 °C would decrease extreme heat-related mortality by 15–22% per summer compared with stabilization at 2 °C.
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Mitchell, D., Heaviside, C., Schaller, N. et al. Extreme heat-related mortality avoided under Paris Agreement goals. Nature Clim Change 8, 551–553 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0210-1
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