Anthropogenic emissions and urbanization increase risks of compound hot extremes in cities

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Most areas of the world are experiencing increasing and intensifying hot extremes. Heat-related health consequences vary with the characteristics of the exposed landscape and types of hot extreme.

Despite mounting evidence of detrimental health impacts from hot days or nights due to their high intensity and/or long duration, their occurrence in close sequence—a compound hot extreme—has received little attention…

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