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An economic way of reducing health, environmental, and other pressures of urban traffic: a decision analysis on trip aggregation

Abstract Background: Traffic congestion is rapidly becoming the most important obstacle to urban development. In addition, traffic creates major health, environmental, and economical problems. Nonetheless, automobiles are crucial for the functions of the modern society. Most proposals for sustainable traffic solutions face major political opposition, economical consequences, or technical problems…. Results: We show here that [...]

Toward a Quantitative Estimate of Future Heat Wave Mortality under Global Climate Change

Abstract Climate change is anticipated to affect human health by changing the distribution of known risk factors. Heat waves have had debilitating effects on human mortality, and global climate models predict an increase in the frequency and severity of heat waves. The extent to which climate change will harm human health through changes in the [...]