GEOS2111 Chapter 11: Week 11 Reading Notes

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Cold weather is a bigger killer than extreme heat here"s why. Cold is merely the final trigger: pre-existing problems such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Australia = 6. 5% vs. sweden = 3. 9% deaths from cold: because sweden is more prepared. Climate change is likely to reduce cold deaths but increase deaths due to heat, vectors and diseases . Droughts and flooding rains already more likely as climate change plays havoc with pacific weather. Climate change is already causing major disruptions to pacific rainfall: severe drought and flooding due to el nino and la nina. But a 2oc commitment may not be enough to stop. Hurt by sea: how storm surges and sea level rise make coastal life risky. Australia is a coastal nation where 80% of australians live within 50km of the coast. During surge: storm pushes extra water onto coast through a combination of wind pressure + wave buildup +

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