All pages with keywords: extreme heat

Simulating the cascading effects of an extreme agricultural production shock: global implications of a contemporary US dust bowl event

Simulating the cascading effects of an extreme agricultural production shock: global implications of a contemporary US dust bowl event

a research article by Alessandro Tavoni 20 March, 2020

Higher temperatures expected by midcentury increase the risk of shocks to crop production, while the interconnected nature of the current global food system functions to spread the impact of localized … read more »


Comment on new figures for heatwave deaths during summer 2019

Press release 7 January, 2020

Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday 7 January 2020) by Public Health England of ‘PHE heatwave mortality monitoring: Summer 2019’, Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research … read more »


The missing economic risks in assessments of climate change impacts

a policy publication by Ruth DeFries, Ottmar Edenhofer, Alex Halliday, Geoffrey Heal, Timothy Lenton, Michael Puma, James Rising, Johan Rockström, Alex C. Ruane, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, David Stainforth, Nicholas Stern, Marco Tedesco, Bob Ward 20 September, 2019

Economic assessments of the potential future risks of climate change have been omitting or grossly underestimating many of the most serious consequences for lives and livelihoods because these risks are difficult to quantify precisely and lie outside of human experience. This policy insight identifies and draws attention to these ‘missing risks’ and discusses how populations might fare in light of their potential to adapt in the face of these risks. read more »