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CLIMATE CRISIS: WEF – Extreme heat – Why it’s a global health issue and what we can do about it

CLIMATE CRISIS: WEF – Extreme heat – Why it’s a global health issue and what we can do about it
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25th July 2023

Around the world, heatwaves and record-setting high temperatures are becoming more frequent, long-lasting and intense.

The physical and mental health effects of extreme heat can be catastrophic.

The World Economic Forum’s Climate and Health Initiative is bringing together a variety of stakeholders and policy-makers to tackle the negative health impact of climate change.

Around the world, temperature records are being upended, and large parts of Asia, Europe and North America have spent the past few weeks under excessive heat warnings. On Sunday, China recorded its highest ever temperature of more than 52 Celsius (126 Fahrenheit); the same day, California’s Death Valley saw temperatures hit 53.33 Celsius (128 Fahrenheit), edging closer to the hottest temperatures ever reliably recorded on Earth.

While natural weather and climate patterns play an important role in extreme heat events, climate change driven by human activity continues to make these events all the more common. The average global temperature has been rising since the beginning of the 20th century, predominantly due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.

About the WEF (World Economic Forum)

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The World Economic Forum’s Strategic Intelligence capabilities help make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries and global issues.


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