Heat Wave

Over the last century, the average global temperature has risen by more than 1℃. This has seen the number of days over 40℃ more than double in Perth. Climate models indicate that these sorts of extreme events will only become more frequent.
Researchers with the Mental Health and Climate Change Alliance (MHCCA) found believe their study is among the first of its kind to demonstrate direct links between mental health concerns and climate change-related weather events.
When you take age out of the equation, temperature-related deaths are on the decline in England and Wales. That’s according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But more people are going to hospital, compared with 20 years ago.
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This study assesses the impact of climate change on urban home-based workers in South Asia focussing on women home-based workers living in slums and informal settlements in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
Soil drought could reduce human death rates during heat waves by lowering air humidity, while cooling strategies like wetting surfaces could inadvertently intensify lethal heat stress, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances.
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Women who make goods like clothing and street food in slum homes are producing less amid baking temperatures and floods, hurting their fragile livelihoods, a survey finds
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This paper explores the argument that weather-related heat stress should be considered an escalating occupational hazard that deserves full societal recognition in order to be considered as an emerging occupational risk requiring public action.
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The fact 2021 was among the world’s hottest years despite cooling forces shows just how strong the long-term warming trend is. Indeed, 2021 may well be the coldest year to be experienced ever again.
Evidence shows that high temperatures lead to excess morbidity and mortality in adults, but less is known about how heat affects children. This study is the first to evaluate the impacts of heat on children’s health in all major regions around the country.
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This is the National Policy on Disaster Management in India from 2009. India is vulnerable, in varying degrees, to a large number of natural as well as man-made disasters. 58.6 per cent of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of moderate to very high intensity.