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Tropical storms and mortality under climate change / Todd Pugatch (Oregon State University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserPugatch, Todd
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2019
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Elektronische Ressource
Umfang1 Online-Ressource (34 Seiten) : Diagramme, Karten
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12117
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-179576 
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 Das Dokument ist öffentlich zugänglich im Rahmen des deutschen Urheberrechts.
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Tropical storms and mortality under climate change [0.39 mb]
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Extreme weather induced by climate change can have major consequences for human health. In this study, I quantify the effect of tropical storm frequency and severity on mortality using objective meteorological data and the universe of vital statistics records from a large developing country, Mexico. Using a measure of storm exposure that accounts for both windspeed dispersion and population density along the storm track, I project changes in past storm-related mortality under various scenarios of continued climate change, while holding population and income at current levels. I find that storm-related deaths would have risen under most climate change scenarios considered, with increases of as much as 52% or declines of as much as 10%, depending on the interplay between increasing storm severity and decreased frequency.