All pages with keywords: heat waves

Met Office should name heatwaves to convey their dangers

Press release 23 July, 2019

Greater risk of deadly heatwaves due to climate change is not being taken seriously enough, says Grantham Research Institute The Met Office must do more to warn people about the … read more »

Is it time to start naming deadly heatwaves?

a commentary by Bob Ward 23 July, 2019

A failure by the media to convey the severity of the health risks from heatwaves, which are becoming more frequent due to climate change, could undermine efforts to save lives … read more »

Heatwave conditions could cause over 100 deaths in UK this week

Press release 26 June, 2019

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science warned today (Wednesday 26 June 2019) that heatwave conditions across many … read more »

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius 9 April, 2019

This paper presents an assessment of exposure to outdoor heat in the South Asian cities Delhi, Dhaka, and Faisalabad. read more »

Comment on new figures showing increase in deaths in England during hot weather this year

Press release 17 September, 2018

Commenting on the publication today (17 September 2018) by the Office of National Statistics of the ‘Quarterly mortality report, England: April to June 2018’ (, which shows that an increase … read more »

Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder 29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »