Human-Induced Climate Change and Heat-Related Mortality

HERCULES Junior Investigator, Noah Scovronick, is second author on a paper published in Nature Climate Change exploring the link between climate change and heat-related mortality. Using data from 732 cities in 43 countries around the world between 1991-2008, the researchers found that human-induced climate change is responsible for over a third of heat-related deaths. This paper has received national attention, and is described in more detail in the Emory News Center.