Extreme Weather

As average global temperatures to rise, an investigation of the resulting extreme weather events is essential in quantifying the health, economic, and societal burdens of climate change. Our Center faculty and students are leading the investigations into extreme weather through interdisciplinary research projects, with collaborations spanning multiple BU departments, other academic institutions, and community partners.

By leveraging quantitative, qualitative, and modeling methods, Center members have contributed meaningfully to our current understanding of the health impacts extreme weather, as it is modified by climate change. Our recent publications of note have provided new insights into the health dangers of heat, hurricanes, and wildfires, as well as the health co-benefits of climate actions. Click on the topic areas below to learn more: