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Wes P. Kent and Scott C. Sheridan

1. Introduction Weather is a force of nature that can impact many facets of our everyday lives. For some humans, the weather can have a direct impact on their profession. From construction workers ( Moselhi et al. 1997 ) to emergency responders battling wildfires ( Sun et al. 2009 ), different meteorological occurrences can elicit different responses. Another profession that can be greatly influenced by the weather is a Major League Baseball player. Although both baseball and climate have been

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Scott Greene, Laurence S. Kalkstein, David M. Mills, and Jason Samenow

(anthropogenic + natural) forcing ( Hayhoe et al. 2010 ). This incorporates observed historical emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases. The projections for the future using the AOGCM are based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES) higher (A1FI) and lower (B1) emissions scenarios ( Nakićenović and Swart 2000 ). These scenarios set the future atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) equivalent concentrations based upon estimates

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Urša Ciuha, Tjaša Pogačar, Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Mitja Gliha, Lars Nybo, Andreas D. Flouris, and Igor B. Mekjavic

.1080/23328940.2017.1381800 Hansen , A. , L. Bi , A. Saniotis , and M. Nitschke , 2013 : Vulnerability to extreme heat and climate change: Is ethnicity a factor? Global Health Action , 6 , 21364 , https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.21364 . 10.3402/gha.v6i0.21364 Hunt , A. P. , D. C. Billing , M. J. Patterson , and J. N. Caldwell , 2016 : Heat strain during military training activities: The dilemma of balancing force protection and operational capability . Temperature , 3 , 307 – 317 , https://doi.org/10

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Catherine Morin Boulais

of wanting a thrilling experience without being subjected to actual risk ( Cater 2006 ). It can be argued that storm-chasing tourism participants accepting nature’s superior force and putting themselves at its mercy is no inconsequential act and serves at least two purposes. First, it allows them to disengage from less pleasing aspects of the activity. Participants stress that they are not causing severe weather: they are chasing it with good intentions, hoping for the best scenario to unfold

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Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri, Naeima Khodadadi-Hasankiadeh, Ali Davoudi-Kiakalayeh, Leila Kouchakinezhad-Eramsadati, and Anita Reihanian

movement along the road creates a frictional force. Vibration on the surface of the road creates a friction that helps the tires to touch the road through changing the shape of the tire. When it rains, water on the road will reduce friction. As the tires move on a wet surface, water in the small pits on the road surface will effectively make the surface smooth. As a result, natural heat and friction are reduced, resulting in a surface that is more slippery than the dry one. Meanwhile, if there is much

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Tonya Haigh, Lois Wright Morton, Maria Carmen Lemos, Cody Knutson, Linda Stalker Prokopy, Yun Jia Lo, and Jim Angel

change in agricultural planning and operations . Climatic Change , 70 ( 1–2 ), 221 – 253 , doi: 10.1007/s10584-005-5948-6 . Melillo, J. M. , Richmond T. C. , and Yohe F. W. , Eds., 2014 : Highlights of climate change impacts in the United States: The third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program Rep., 148 pp . Morris, M. G. , and Venkatesh V. , 2000 : Age differences in technology adoption decisions: Implications for a changing work force . Pers. Psychol

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Philip L. Chaney and Greg S. Weaver

conducted in person by the primary author of this paper. Interviews were initially conducted in the field early in the week, but a snow storm hit the area, forcing a change in strategy. The Red Cross had set up a temporary aid station at a rented building by that time, so interviews were conducted at that facility during the remainder of the week. The facility was set up with an area for tornado victims to sit while waiting for assistance from the Red Cross staff, so tornado victims were approached in

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Thomas Kox and Annegret H. Thieken

sources, including the media ( Biernacki et al. 2008 ; Silver and Andrey 2014 ; Smith 1992 ). Direct experience was measured on a scale with 5-point Likert-typed items ( α = 0.8), which represents different levels of experience related to the (both geographical and personal) distance: direct personal affliction [item 1: “How often have you personally been affected by severe weather events (heavy thunderstorms, hurricane-force gusts etc.) in Berlin over the past 12 months?”], witnessing of severe

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Ole Bruun

“climate conditions that could result in significant numbers of climate refugees” ( Chaudhry and Ruysschaert 2007 , p. 13), while a rising sea level will put more than 12 million people under stress and force many to relocate, affect agricultural production in coastal zones, and by the end of the century cost the country 6.7% of GDP per year ( ADB 2009 ). The World Bank Economics of Climate Change initiative also identifies Vietnam as heavily exposed to the risks of weather variability and climate

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Joseph E. Trainor, Danielle Nagele, Brenda Philips, and Brittany Scott

with their information sources and find them credible and trustworthy, they will probably also see them in an overall positive light. Some significance was found between understanding of the term FA and FA perception. Those defining a false alarm as an unjustified mistake were actually more likely to rate the FA frequency as low, thus forcing us to reject hypothesis PH11. This result is counterintuitive and difficult to interpret because our questions were not initially designed to explore why

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