Heatwaves in an urbanising world: Exposing the silent killer
Organizer: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
|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.
Roop Singh, Climate Risk Advisor at Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre