Cold Wave

Cold Wave

Extreme weather, extreme temperature, cold temperatures

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2021
This exploratory investigation provides a new empirical and global perspective on the psychological toll of Extreme Weather Events (EWEs) by exclusively focusing on psychological morbidity among individuals exposed to such events.
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
According to a recent Washington Post analysis, nearly a third of Americans live in a county that was struck by a weather disaster this past summer, and around two-thirds live in places that experienced a multiday heat wave.
Pew Research Center
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2021

This report explains that disaster events are only the tip of the iceberg, by highlighting how these events are interconnected with each other, with other larger processes, as well as with our action or inaction. They can lead to future disasters or will

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
More than five million extra deaths a year can be attributed to abnormal hot and cold temperatures, according to a world first international study led by Monash University.
Monash University
2021

This study aimed to evaluate the global, regional, and national mortality burden associated with non-optimal ambient temperatures. Non-optimal temperatures are associated with a substantial mortality burden, which varies spatiotemporally. The below

Lancet, the
Two new studies look into the causes of the island continent’s strong climate variability which affects extreme wet or dry weather and other conditions.
Flinders University
2021 must be the year for climate action – “the make it or break it year,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
World Meteorological Organization
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This report also demonstrates the impact of this warming, both on the planet’s ecosystems and on individuals and communities, through superstorms, flooding, heatwaves, droughts and wildfires.It highlights the following:

  • Concentrations of the major
World Meteorological Organization