US Climate and Health Alliance

Hunting for the neuroscience of heat and violence


According to recent research it is estimated that a single standard-deviation increase in temperature elevates that risk of person-to-person violance by about 2.5 percent and the risk of group-to-group violence by about 11 percent. Given the increase in frequency and severity of extreme heat events as climate change worsens, it is critical to understand the connections between extreme heat events and interpersonal and group violence.

Resource Type
Magazine/newspaper article
Clayton Aldern
Resource URL
February 17, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Climate and Environmental Impacts
Extreme weather events Heat

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