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Climate change, climate justice and the application of probabilistic event attribution to summer heat extremes in the California Central Valley

Abstract:

Probabilistic event attribution (PEA) is an important tool for assessing the contribution of climate change to extreme weather events. Here, PEA is applied to explore the climate attribution of recent extreme heat events in California’s Central Valley. Heat waves have become progressively more severe due to increasing relative humidity and nighttime temperatures, which increases the health risks of exposed communities, especially Latino farmworkers and other socioeconomically disadvantaged co...

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In press
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Environmental Change Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Climatic Change
Acceptance date:
2015-07-25
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EISSN:
1573-1480
ISSN:
0165-0009
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-08-14

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