Heatwave paper 'Highly Commended’ by Env. Research Letters

Heatwave paper 'Highly Commended’ by Env. Research Letters

A climate change article featuring a paper co-authored by the Centre's David Wallom and Andy Bowery has been Highly Commended by Environmental Research Letters and included in its exclusive 'Highlights of 2016' collection.

The collection features 30 of the most innovative ground-breaking articles published during the year.

Guillaume Wright, Executive Editor of Environmental Research Letters (ERL), wrote to the authors to announce that the article 'Attributing human mortality during extreme heat waves to anthropogenic climate change'* had been Highly Commended by the Editorial Board as part of its inclusion in ERL's Highlights of 2016 collection.

2016 saw Environmental Research Letters (ERL) celebrate its 10th anniversary and publish a special highlights collection to mark this milestone. The featured articles were chosen on the basis of referee endorsement, scientific impact, advance made within the field, novelty and broad appeal.

The study, carried out as part of the climateprediction.net project, found that in summer 2003, man-made climate change increased the risk of heat-related mortality in Central Paris by 70% - of the 735 summer deaths attributed to the heatwave event in the French city, 506 were as a result of anthropogenic climate change. The paper was published in ERL in July 2016, along with a video abstract.

The climateprediction.net project is the world's largest climate modelling experiment for the 21st century, using thousands of volunteer's computers all over the world to run large high-resolution regional climate model simulations.

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* ‘Attributing human mortality during extreme heat waves to anthropogenic climate change by Daniel Mitchell, Clare Heaviside, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Chris Huntingford, Giacomo Masato, Benoit P Guillod, Peter Frumhoff, Andy Bowery, David Wallom and Myles Allen