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Heat 2, the literary sequel to Michael Mann’s classic cops-and-robbers film, is weird. Would it stand alone as a novel? Possibly not. But reading it is an incredibly pleasurable experience.
The worst effects are during high nighttime temperatures, something happening more often with climate change. Wildfires add to the risk.
The tropics are projected to face almost daily dangerous heat by 2100. And “extremely dangerous” heat that’s almost unheard of today will occur more often in several regions.
Energy modeling software provides insight into whether letting your A/C relax while you’re gone all day will save you energy – and money.
A survey conducted in Texas state prisons finds that many lack basic resources like cold water, ice and air conditioning to help incarcerated people and staff keep cool during heat waves.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
It’s not just mosquitos. Flooding, extreme heat and other climate-related hazards are bringing people into contact with pathogens more often, and affecting people’s ability to fight off disease.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
The first two weeks of preseason training are the toughest as players’ bodies acclimatize to running hard in the heat. An exercise scientist explains the risks.
With decades of images and data from the same locations, these satellites can show changes over time, including deforestation, changes in waterways and how loss of trees corresponds to urban heat.
Governments and organizations must listen to older adults’ experiences with extreme heat, flooding and wildfire smoke to create effective policies and programs
Summer sports camps and pre-season training often have kids running hard in high heat and humidity. The combination can be deadly.
The most important thing is to listen to your body in order to avoid heat illness.
High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
New research on young, healthy humans found the body begins overheating when exposed to temperatures and humidity lower than previously believed.
Climate change has a clear link to rising foodborne illnesses. Blackouts during heat waves and wildfires are a growing part of the problem.
As crops fail in the rising heat, men are leaving many rural areas for migrant work in cities. Women are left to tend to the farming in increasingly dangerous conditions.
La Niña is only part of the problem. The long-term driver of increasing drought – even in areas getting more rainfall overall – is the rapidly warming climate.
Informal settlements in Dar es Salaam are highly vulnerable to the health effects of heat.