Cooling off this summer will be more expensive than ever, putting at risk the very young, the elderly and people with health conditions.
They provide more than warmth.
Greening cities have a huge impact. The trees go beyond just lowering temperatures. They help decrease the demand for indoor cooling like air-conditioners saving money.
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Extreme heat divides people from the environment and from each other. So with the rapid densification of our cities, what kind of legacies are we building for future generations?
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie told Q&A that heatwaves were 'worsening' in Australia and 'hot days' had doubled in the last 50 years. Let's take a look at the evidence.
Schools need to have a formal policy in place for how to deal with heatwaves effectively and keep children cool and well.
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.
Our cities are getting hotter. Luckily, as a built environment, we can actually do something about it.
2016 is the third consecutive hottest year on record. How can we adapt?
Sprinters may be able to power through, but endurance athletes could suffer from hyperthermia and dehydration.
Autumn 2016 was Australia's hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Another month, another broken temperature record. Scientists are already confident 2016 will be the hottest year ever, a record only set in 2015.
Hot spots occur at the scale of where people live – the building, the street, the block – which means urban design and building materials have profound implications for our health and well-being.
How well does the 'smart' city respond to the devastating scale and impact of urban heat threats such as bushfires and heatwaves?
Six years after Black Saturday, it's worth remembering that heatwaves kill more people than bushfires do, so shade can be a life-saver. But tree cover and shade are not evenly distributed in cities.
Africa must find ways of dealing with extreme heatwaves or suffer a range of health problems, including fatalities.
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
Heating your home using electricity is not just cheaper, it's more efficient and can be considered renewable.
Heat should be valued, preserved and put to use