In our pilot episode we are discussing heatwaves! Heatwaves are surprisingly deadly, killing thousands of people every year... that we know of. There are probably many more deaths that aren’t counted, especially in places where it's hot all year.
The science is also clear: heatwaves are already getting worse because of climate change. But, it’s not all doom and gloom. We can forecast heatwaves days or weeks in advance and take action to reduce the risk of death or illness. Most importantly such actions are simple and cost-effective so we can start today!
Here are three things you can do right now to save lives during a heatwave:
This podcast is written, edited and hosted by Roop Singh. Voices featured in this podcast include Julie Arrighi, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and American Red Cross, Dr. Erin Coughlan de Perez, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Dr. Vincent Luo, Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) and the University of Reading, and Bithika Biwas, World Food Programme.
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