07 Jul '18, 1pm

Heat Waves and How to Cope With Them

Heat Waves and How to Cope With Them

Oppressive heat across much of North America since the end of June has buckled roads and driven Major League Baseball players off the field . July is the warmest time of year for much of the nation, so more heat waves could develop in the coming weeks. These articles from our archive offer insight into heat wave impacts, and some ways to cope with them. 1. Air conditioning: Solution and Problem As incomes rise in developing countries, millions of people are buying air conditioners. That's good news, since fewer people will be exposed to unhealthy temperatures. For example, economist Lucas Davis of the University of California, Berkeley predicts that nearly 100 percent of Mexicans will have air conditioning within a few decades . But generating electricity to run all those ACs will produce huge quantities of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion, plus emissio...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/coping-with-heat-waves-258431828...

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