Heat: the next big inequality issue

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As sweltering temperatures grip the world, researchers have warned that heat impact is not evenly distributed, with evidence of a strong correlation between an area's risk level and its wealth. Moreover, air conditioning will remain out of reach for many, even as it increasingly becomes a necessity.

PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
PreventionWeb is a project of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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