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Temporal displacement, adaptation and the effect of climate on suicide rates

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Fig. 1: Cumulative lag-inclusive effect of a 1 °C increase in average monthly temperature for models with one- through six-month lags included.
Fig. 2: Comparison of temperature effects for the US across various models that are linear in temperature and do not include lags.

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Gammans, M. Temporal displacement, adaptation and the effect of climate on suicide rates. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 499–501 (2020).

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