Where Are India’S Warmness Hotspots?

From our literature review, we identified key factors that contribute to heat vulnerability.
For our study, we partnered with researchers from the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, the Public Health Foundation of India, and Emory University.
To address this, researchers from the nonprofit RAND Corporation, supported by RAND’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy, developed a heat vulnerability index.
With ever-rising populations and temperatures, the burden of heat on health in India is likely only going to increase in coming decades.
By 2022 India’s population is projected to exceed China’s, making it home to one-fifth of the world’s population.

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