Learning to adapt before it gets too hot
The growing instances of the impacts of extreme heat are a warning sign for what awaits us. The year 2015 saw massive heat related causalities across India, and Delhi was no exception to this. A year later, in 2016, the whole of South-Asia was reeling under persistent extreme heat conditions, and this has now become a yearly affair. How do we then protect our growing urban population from this looming risk? This video sheds light on research on indoor heat stress that was carried out in New Delhi as part of the HI-AWARE programme, and identifies measures that could be adopted across multiple scales to help mitigate the adverse impacts heat stress can result in.