A warming climate leads to more heat-related deaths. The fact some research is showing the opposite indicates we need to refine the way we measure heat-related mortality.
Air conditioning isn't the answer for everyone, especially for residents of the less affluent – and often hotter – suburbs of our big cities. But there are other ways to make hot days more bearable.
A new US study has found warmer temperatures will lead to more deaths from injury, for example in transport accidents, drownings, assaults and suicides. But what does this mean for Australia?
Hot weather can make chronic health conditions, most commonly experienced by older people, more difficult to manage. So it's a good idea to look out for older friends and relatives this summer.
The marathons in next year's Tokyo Olympics have been moved to Sapporo, because of concerns around Tokyo's extreme heat. The move, though controversial, will reduce risks to the athletes' health.
Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
The world's fastest-growing cities are in the tropics. They are highly exposed to climate change, especially as urban heat island effects and humidity magnify the impacts of increasing heatwaves.
South Africa needs to develop low-cost housing solutions that are inherently comfortable and environmentally sustainable. Green roofs could be part of these solutions.
Do you have a question about climate change? This collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre gives you the chance to ask – and we'll provide expert answers.
Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
Putting rapid acclimatisation to desert temperatures to the test from the comfort of Yorkshire.
A plant-growth-regulating spray might be the solution for vineyards affected by heatwaves.
There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Air conditioning changed both building design and people's active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Much of Australia is sweltering due to a high pressure system parked over the Tasman Sea – and there's no sign it's moving any time soon.
The summer forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a hot, dry summer.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Yes, it's hot outside. And football practice is starting for thousands of kids. But coaches and parents should be careful about tellings kids to drink more water. That has been deadly.
A "how to" on avoiding and resolving chilblains this winter.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.