Can't Take the Heat

The Intricate Web of Climate and Health

July 12, 2021 Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Season 2 Episode 3
Can't Take the Heat
The Intricate Web of Climate and Health
Show Notes

In this episode of the Can't Take the Heat podcast, we are zooming into the interface of climate and health. Kristen Aunan tells us why climate and health research needs to inform climate adaptation and policy, while Antonio Gasparrini talks about how climate change is already impacting human health, by playing a role in a third of heat-related deaths globally. Francesca de’Donato shares the most up-to-date evidence on whose most vulnerable to extreme heat and the biggest gaps in our knowledge that still need to be filled. Listen to the full episode to learn more!

References and Supplemental Materials:

Vicedo-Cabrera, A.M., Scovronick, N., Sera, F. et al. The burden of heat-related mortality attributable to recent human-induced climate change. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 492–500 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01058-x

The intro music is Welcome to the Show, and the background music is Beauty Flow, both by Kevin MacLeod and is used under a creative commons license. The podcast art is by Melinda.

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