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Webinar: Heat Waves and Mortality: A Global Perspective

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:00

Tuesday, April 10, 2018. 1:00PM. Webinar: Heat Waves and Mortality: A Global Perspective. Eric Lavigne. Sponsored by Center for Satellite Applications and Research. More information here.


Heat waves are a critical public-health problem. Climate models projected there will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heat waves. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heat wave-related mortality at a global scale is very limited. The aim of this presentation is to present results from a study conducted across 20 countries, including Canada, on projected heat wave-mortality associations under four scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions, with three assumptions for adaptation: no adaptation, partial adaptation, and full adaptation.

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