Tropical Deforestation Accelerates Local Warming and Loss of Safe Outdoor Working Hours

The study analyzes the relationship between tropical deforestation and increased exposure to heat in tropical areas and its effects on the health of the region’s population. To that end, researchers combined worker health guidelines with satellite, reanalysis and population data to investigate how warming associated with recent deforestation has affected outdoor working conditions in low-latitude countries and how future global climate change will increase the heat exposure for people in deforested areas.

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