Reducing Human Vulnerability to Heat Stress in Rural Communities of Semi-Arid Maharashtra

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Summer temperatures in India have been rising over the last few decades, resulting in increased heat-related morbidity and mortality. Future climate projections for India indicate that heat waves will likely be more intense, have longer duration, and occur more often and earlier in the year. Existing coping strategies appear to be inadequate to protect people from heat related stresses. There is a need for pre-emptive measures to ensure that people are adequately supported to reduce their vulnerabilities.


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