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Coffel et al. 2018

Coffel, E.D., A. de Sherbinin, R.M. Horton, K. Lane, S. Kienberger, and O. Wilhelmi, 2018: Chapter 7 — The science of adaptation to extreme heat. In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change. Z. Zommers and K. Alverson, Eds., Elsevier, pp. 89-103, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-811891-7.00007-4.

Heat is a leading cause of weather-related death globally. Recent heat waves have been responsible for tens of thousands of excess deaths, damage to infrastructure, crop losses, and economic disruption. Many of these events have been in part attributed to climate change and in coming decades the frequency, magnitude, and duration of extreme heat waves are very likely to rise across the world. Given the high probability of increasingly severe temperatures and their moderate to high impact on human health, heat impacts are projected to expand dramatically. This chapter examines the state of the science concerning heat stress and its impacts on human health, the urban heat island, and heat adaptation strategies in both low- and high-income countries, and considers how adaptation can be guided by evidence to yield improved results. Adaptation solutions based on sound science — physical, social, and behavioral — are essential to target the most vulnerable populations and decrease impacts on human health and well-being.

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  author={Coffel, E. D. and de Sherbinin, A. and Horton, R. M. and Lane, K. and Kienberger, S. and Wilhelmi, O.},
  editor={Zommers, Z. and Alverson, K.},
  title={Chapter 7 — The science of adaptation to extreme heat},
  booktitle={Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change},

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RIS Citation

ID  - co07010d
AU  - Coffel, E. D.
AU  - de Sherbinin, A.
AU  - Horton, R. M.
AU  - Lane, K.
AU  - Kienberger, S.
AU  - Wilhelmi, O.
ED  - Zommers, Z.
ED  - Alverson, K.
PY  - 2018
TI  - Chapter 7 — The science of adaptation to extreme heat
BT  - Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change
SP  - 89
EP  - 103
DO  - 10.1016/B978-0-12-811891-7.00007-4
PB  - Elsevier
ER  -

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