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CLIMATE AND HEALTH

Climate attribution of heat mortality

Mortality associated with rising temperatures is one of the clearest and impactful fingerprints of a changing climate. Research now shows an attributable increase in mortality due to climate change is already evident in cities on every continent.

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Fig. 1: Global map of missing mortality data and projected population hotspots.

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Mitchell, D. Climate attribution of heat mortality. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 467–468 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01049-y

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