Emergency Measures

Climate change may result in various emergency situations that can quickly intensify and have important repercussions for health. Overwhelming heat, extreme cold, poor air quality, storms and other natural catastrophes can cause an increase in the number of emergency hospital admissions, ambulance transports, hospitalisations and even deaths.

Case Studies

Explore case studies to learn about how data was used to impact climate related decisions in specific contexts.

Extreme heat waves in Québec

2010’s and 2018’s heat waves in Québec offer important lessons as the world gets hotter – and the population faces more health risks.

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Variables related to Emergency Measures

Explore variables to learn about how data was used to impact climate related decisions in specific contexts.

This is the highest maximum temperature value in this time period. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.

 


This is the number of days when daily maximum temperature is greater than 25°C and gives an indication of the number of summer days. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


This is the number of days when daily maximum temperature is greater than 27°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


This is the number of days when daily maximum temperature is greater than 29°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


This is the number of days when daily maximum temperature is greater than 30°C and gives an indication of the number of very hot days. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


This is the number of days when daily maximum temperature is greater than 32°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


Number of days with daily precipitation totals greater than 20 mm. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


This is the lowest minimum temperature value in this time period. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


The number of tropical nights refers to the number of days when the minimum temperature (which usually refers to night-time temperature) value does not go below 18°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


The number of tropical nights refers to the number of days when the minimum temperature (which usually refers to night-time temperature) value does not go below 20°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.


The number of tropical nights refers to the number of days when the minimum temperature (which usually refers to night-time temperature) value does not go below 22°C. For more information of the source data and figures, click here.