Oct 102015

793b1af2668b7e2ff1b9f29cb3bbfb94-bpfullHumans become unwell and can die from cold and heat.  Shilu Tong has spent the last few years unravelling the effects of both on emergency hospital admissions and deaths.

In addition to assembling the numbers, he has made some forecasts on how human health and mortality will change in a warmer world, using data not only from the Australian city of Brisbane where he’s based (at Queensland University of Technology), but also in a recent study published in the Lancet, globally, with a multi-year data-base of 74 million deaths.

Shilu and colleagues have also listed some important measures policy-makers should consider to respond to this challenge.

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