Simplicity lacks robustness when projecting heat-health outcomes in a changing climate

Author: Vanos, J., Baldwin, J., Jay, O., Ebi, K.

Year: 2020

Published in: Nature Communications

Extreme heat adversely affects human health, productivity, and well-being, with more frequent and intense heatwaves projected to increase exposures. However, current risk projections oversimplify critical inter-individual factors of human thermoregulation, resulting in unreliable and unrealistic estimates of future adverse health outcomes.