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Heat

Heatwaves have been the most prominent hazard causing weather-related human fatalities over the past decades. The 2003 summer European heatwave alone caused up to 70 000 excess deaths over 4 months in central and western Europe. Increased mortality is the most drastic impact of heatwaves. However, exposure to hot days and nights can impact human health and well-being in various other ways, including 'bad moods', feeling discomfort and getting sick, all factors reflected by 'thermal comfort'.

Effects:
- Changing of the seasons -> Mismatch in the food chain
- Decrease in quality of open water
- Heat-stress for animals
- Increase in diseases within the agricultural sector
- Increase of allergy-days

Sources:

- climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/knowledge/tools/urban-adaptation/climatic-threats/heat-waves

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Project Created
Heatsress measures milan 04 Jan 2019
Heatstress trano 03 Jan 2019
water over dak en gevel en waterberging HHNK 24 Dec 2018
Green shades granada 15 Dec 2018
Westervoort - Klimaatboom -Climatetree 08 Feb 2017

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