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Trend maps: Heatwaves

Estimated change in exposure to 'heatwaves' resulting from projections of 21st century climate and demographic change

(a) Estimated change in the mean number of heatwave exposure events for people over 65 per year and per km2 as a result of the climate change in 2090 under the RCP 8.5 emissions scenario and assuming the 2010 demography; (b) as for (a) but for the 2090 demography under the SSP2 population scenario.

Read more about the 'mapping methodology' behind these trend maps.

See Figure 9 (p.47) in the report 'Resilience to extreme weather' for further details.

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(a) Change in exposure (2010 population)

(b) Change in exposure (2090 population)

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