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Rise in ambient temperature is associated with increased mortality in Latin America

Climate change is projected to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme ambient temperatures, particularly in the Global South. By analyzing temperature and mortality data from over 300 cities in Latin America, we found that sub-optimal ambient temperatures are associated with increases in age- and cause-specific mortality.

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Fig. 1: Temperature-mortality associations in six selected cities.

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This is a summary of: Kephart, J. L. et al. City-level impact of extreme temperatures and mortality in Latin America. Nat. Med. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-022-01872-6 (2022)

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