Climate change, humidity, and mortality in the United States.

  • Alan I. Barreca
  • Published 2012 in Journal of environmental economics and management

Abstract

This paper estimates the effects of humidity and temperature on mortality rates in the United States (c. 1973-2002) in order to provide an insight into the potential health impacts of climate change. I find that humidity, like temperature, is an important determinant of mortality. Coupled with Hadley CM3 climate-change predictions, I project that mortality… (More)

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