Keeping the Lid on Global Warming Could Save American Lives

By Alan Mozes / HealthDay Reporter

In a recent study, researchers calculated that tens of thousands of lives in major U.S. cities would be saved annually if rising temperatures were curtailed.

"Extreme heat is related to higher human morbidity and mortality in cities," explained study author Y.T. Eunice Lo. She is a research associate with the Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment at the University of Bristol, in England.

But, "by limiting the amount of warming, U.S. cities' exposure to extreme heat would decrease," Lo said.

Four UW Faculty Tapped for UN Climate Assessment

By Rebecca Andrews / The Daily UW

The UW has been a leader in research for many years with projects ranging from the Earth’s core to the stars, spanning all seven continents and all five oceans. It receives over $160 million annually to conduct its research on climate, ecology, natural resource management, marine science, earth science, and space. Research and accurate reporting is vital to understanding the world and the climate as it is rapidly changing, and the effects this will have on daily lives.

The CDC Won’t Tell You One Reason Mosquito-borne Disease is on The Rise

By Nicole Karlis / Salon

According to the Centers for Disease Control monthly report, vector-borne diseases have nearly tripled since 2004.

Mosquito and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the United States. That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has issued its monthly Vital Signs report just in time for summer 2018.

Tracking the Health Consequences of Climate Change

By Grace Harmon / The Daily, UW

As this past year has shown, Seattle’s temperate climate is by no means immune to the drastic shifts in weather brought about by climate change. Last January alone brought four crippling winter storms and Seattle saw its coldest winter since 1985. This summer broke the 1951 record for longest time without rainfall at 52 days, which led to multiple, long-lasting wildfires and hazardous air quality in the region.

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