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Concerns over calculating injury-related deaths associated with temperature

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Fig. 1: An example of monthly averaged temperature anomalies over the contiguous United States between 1980–2015 and a 1.5 °C warmer world.

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All authors designed the paper by discussing the key concerns to be included. D.M. wrote the initial draft. M.A., K.L.E., A.G., C.H. and A.M.V.-C. adapted the draft. Y.T.E.L. prepared the figure. All authors approved the final draft.

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Mitchell, D., Allen, M., Ebi, K.L. et al. Concerns over calculating injury-related deaths associated with temperature. Nat Med 26, 1825–1826 (2020).

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