Heat Wave

Person holding an umbrella during a hot day in a square
Heat alerts are coming to Search — plus more ways we’re helping cities and organizations adapt to rising temperatures.
With heat waves forecast for March-May in India, climate scientists are worried about an increased possibility of deaths if human body temperatures exceed the “wet bulb” threshold of 35°C.
As rising heat and other climate change impacts hit workers, manufacturers are under pressure from brands seeking sustainable fashion.
This report aims to support the process of refinement of heat action plans (HAPs) by conducting a critical review of heat action plans in India. They analysed 37 heat action plans at the city (9), district (13) and state (15) levels across 18 states.
The Centre for Policy Research
People take bath to keep them self cool from heat wave
HAPs are India’s primary policy response to economically damaging and life threatening heatwaves.
The Centre for Policy Research
Despite all of the recent rain in California, the Los Angeles region still faces the effects of the megadrought.The combination of droughts and high temperatures are especially damaging to trees, which can play a key role in moderating extreme heat.
University of California, Los Angeles
Global warming has led to higher summer temperatures across Sydney over the past 30 years. However, data analysis shows very hot summer days are becoming much more common in Western Sydney than in coastal Sydney.
Conversation Media Group, the
Man covering face from air pollution
A new study by North Carolina State University researchers found drought and heat waves could make air pollution worse for communities that already have a high pollution burden in California, and deepen pollution inequalities along racial and ethnic lines
North Carolina State University
Sun above a city
While heatwaves and hot weather do not cause significant damage to the landscape similar to cyclones and earthquakes, the impacts of heatwaves on health, economic productivity, and the environment can nonetheless be serious and costly.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific
Schizophrenia topped the list of conditions associated with death during the 2021 extreme heat event in British Columbia
Eos - AGU