Future Heat Waves and Heat-Related Deaths Projected to Increase in the Pacific Northwest
Belova, A., Goldsmith, L., Greenwell, M. (2021). Future Heat Waves and Heat-Related Deaths Projected to Increase in the Pacific Northwest. ICF.
This report analyzes the reasons for high mortality during the Pacific Northwest’s extreme heat event in the summer of 2021. It outlines key findings of the assessment, health risks and vulnerabilities that contributed to the high number of fatalities, and future implications of extreme heat and climate change crises in this particular area.