Vulnerability to the mortality effects of warm temperature in the districts of England and Wales

Information about vulnerability to changes in temperature at the local level would improve the assessment of health risks created by climate change. Research now uses geo-coded data and spatial methods to quantify the effects of warm temperature on mortality for all districts in England and Wales. Mortality risk increases in southern districts by over 10% for a temperature increase of 1 °C, whereas northern districts are not significantly affected.

Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/nclimate2123

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