Letters Climate change

Invest now in adaptive strategies to cope with weather instability

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2585 (Published 10 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2585
  1. Paola Michelozzi, head, Environmental Epidemiology Unit1,
  2. Marina Davoli, head1
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology, Lazio Regional Health Service, Italy, Rome, 00198, Italy
  1. p.michelozzi{at}deplazio.it

Climate change will increase weather instability and the occurrence of extreme hot and cold episodes, even in regions and populations not usually affected.1 From the end of January to mid-February 2012 Italy experienced record low temperatures over 10-18 days. Mean daily temperatures were 10°C lower than normal, and …

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