Future of the Environment

The incredibly simple solution to saving lives during a heatwave

Those living in cities during heatwaves face unique challenges. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Laurie Goering

Editor, AlertNet Climate


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Heat deaths could equal those from all infectious diseases, if the planet continues to warm. Image: Impact Lab
A woman lies in the shade as a heatwave hits Europe in 2019. Image: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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