A multi-country analysis on potential adaptive mechanisms to cold and heat in a changing climate.

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Environment international, ISSN: 1873-6750, Vol: 111, Page: 239-246

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Vicedo-Cabrera, Ana M; Sera, Francesco; Guo, Yuming; Chung, Yeonseung; Arbuthnott, Katherine; Tong, Shilu; Tobias, Aurelio; Lavigne, Eric; de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho, Micheline; Hilario Nascimento Saldiva, Paulo; Goodman, Patrick G; Zeka, Ariana; Hashizume, Masahiro; Honda, Yasushi; Kim, Ho; Ragettli, Martina S; Röösli, Martin; Zanobetti, Antonella; Schwartz, Joel; Armstrong, Ben; Gasparrini, Antonio Show More Hide
Elsevier BV; Dublin Institute of Technology
Environmental Science; Climate change Heat Cold Adaptation Mortality; 1.5 EARTH AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
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Temporal variation of temperature-health associations depends on the combination of two pathways: pure adaptation to increasingly warmer temperatures due to climate change, and other attenuation mechanisms due to non-climate factors such as infrastructural changes and improved health care. Disentangling these pathways is critical for assessing climate change impacts and for planning public health and climate policies. We present evidence on this topic by assessing temporal trends in cold- and heat-attributable mortality risks in a multi-country investigation.