Researchers warn that heat-related deaths likely to increase significantly if the Paris Agreement goals are not met

The MCC Collaborative Research Network with CERH researchers Professor Jouni Jaakkola, Docent Yuming Guo and Postdoctoral researcher Niilo Ryti, published a scientific letter "Temperature-mortality impacts under and beyond Paris Agreement climate change scenarios" in the journal Climatic Change. Researcher's models show that the implementation of the Paris Agreement is critical to avoid a large increase in temperature-related deaths.

The English press release of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Article:
Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Guo Y, Sera F, Huber V, Schleussner CF, Mitchell D, Tong S, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliore Coelho M, Nascimento Saldiva PH, Lavigne E, Matus Correa P, Valdes Ortega N, Kan H, Osorio S, Kysely J, Urban A, Jaakkola JJK, Ryti NRI, Pascal M, Goodman PG, Zeka A, Michelozzi P, Scortichini M, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Hurtado-Diaz M, Cruz J, Seposo X, Kim H, Tobias A, Iniguez C, Forsberg B, Åström DO, Ragettli MS, Röösli M, Guo YL, Wu CF, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Bell ML, Dang TN, Dung DV, Heaviside C, Vardoulakis S, Hajat S, Haines A, Armstrong B, Ebi KL, Gasparrini A. Temperature-mortality impacts under and beyond Paris Agreement climate change scenarios. Letter. Climatic Change 13.9.2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2274-3

More information / CERH:
Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, Director and Professor of public health, Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH), University of Oulu
Email: jouni.jaakkola (at) oulu.fi, tel. +358 40 6720 927

Last updated: 14.9.2018