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Vulnerability to the mortality effects of warm temperature varies across England and Wales

Vulnerability to the mortality effects of warm temperature varies across England and Wales
05 Sep 2014

The effects of warm temperature on mortality from cardiorespiratory causes may not be the same from one part of the country to another. This was concluded from a study where these heat stress effects were quantified for all 376 local authority districts in England and Wales for the period 2001-2010. It was shown that in the most vulnerable districts, those in London and south/southeast England, odds of dying from cardiorespiratory causes increased by more than 10% for 1°C warmer temperature, compared with virtually no effect in the most resilient districts in the far north.

 

Source: Bennett et al., 2014. Nature Climate Change 4: 269-273

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