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Evidence-based research ‘crucial to survival in a hotter world’


Sydney researcher calls for “urgent investment” in research to protect people against extreme heat

More evidence-based research is needed into how to mitigate the impacts of climate change and increased heat on humans, a paper in The Lancet has said.

Ollie Jay, co-lead author of the paper and a professor in the University of Sydney’s faculty of medicine and health, said that heat-related deaths were likely to increase without “investment in evidence-based research and risk management strategies”.

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