Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and Implications for Climate Change

Abstract

This presentation asks the questions: What is the impact of inter-annual variation in weather on health in India with district-level data from 1957-2000?; What are the mechanisms through which exposure to extreme temperatures impact human health in developing countries?; Are there interventions/infrastructure/policies that help mitigate the impact of extreme temperatures?; and What are the implications of all this for the health costs of climate change in developing countries?

Citation

Presentation at NYU, May 5th 2009. 83 pp.

Weather and Death in India: Mechanisms and Implications for Climate Change

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