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Socio-cultural reflections on heat in Australia with implications for health and climate change adaptation

Banwell, Cathy; Dixon, Jane; Bambrick, Hilary; Edwards, Ferne; Kjellström, Tord


BACKGROUND Australia has a hot climate with maximum summer temperatures in its major cities frequently exceeding 35°C. Although 'heat waves' are an annual occurrence, the associated heat-related deaths among vulnerable groups, such as older people, suggest that Australians could be better prepared to deal with extreme heat. OBJECTIVE To understand ways in which a vulnerable sub-population adapt their personal behaviour to cope with heat within the context of Australians' relationship with heat....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-10-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Global health action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.19277


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