In the thick of heat waves, responders can provide drinking water, set up cooling shelters, and check in on vulnerable citizens, particularly the elderly, the study says. “We have the ability to prevent a lot of suffering, illness, and death from heat waves and cold waves around the world,” says Erin Coughlan de Perez, lead author of the report and manager of the climate science team at the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. “We should be able to take action and adapt in a lot of places.
Here's what Europe and the rest of the world can do to prepare for a future of lethal heat waves. (from 2018) https://t.co/A0J4N029ZE— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) June 25, 2019