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New Reports Sound the Alarm on Increasing Human Risks Posed by Extreme Heat

HeadlineMay 24, 2023

In more climate news, countries in the Middle East and across the Gulf region are more vulnerable to unprecedented extreme heat due to a worsening climate catastrophe. That’s according to new research published by the Nature Sustainability journal, which also says poorer communities are particularly at risk.

Meanwhile, another study warns nearly half of the population of Phoenix, Arizona, would be in need of immediate medical attention for heat stroke or other heat-related illnesses if a heat wave coincided with a power blackout spanning multiple days. Other cities would also be at risk, as blackouts nationwide have more than doubled since 2015, while heat waves and extreme weather patterns intensify due to climate change.

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