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Assessing extreme weather events, vulnerability, and the impacts on human wellbeing in Latin America

Human Development Index (HDI) vs Fatalities. AoS

The increased occurrence of extreme climatological, hydrological, and meteorological events (EWEs) and Climate-sensitive Disasters (CSDs) (e.g. floods and storms) in Latin American countries (LACs), and their primary impacts on human wellbeing should be considered carefully. This requires

Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change

A new four-step “framework” aims to test the contribution of climate change to record-setting extreme weather events. After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and

Deer keds: An expanding nuisance parasite in Fennoscandia

For those growing up hiking in the forests of Norway before the 1980’ties, it was always a bit of a relief when the mosquito season ended in late summer. Though it was getting colder, there were at

The impact of climate conditions on Cutaneous Leishmaniasis incidence

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the bite of an infected adult female sandfly. The female sandfly acquires Leishmania parasites in the blood meal intake on an infected mammalian host in order to obtain