Rising Temps and Misery

Extreme heat threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions worldwide. A recent World Bank report notes that increasing temperatures will reduce 800 million people’s living standards.
India’s large cities are at special risk; 24 of the 100 largest cities with summer high temperatures of 95+ are in India. Somini Sengupta documents summer heat’s effects on people in New Delhi in this must-read story. 
The Quote: “These cities are going to become unlivable unless urban governments put in systems of dealing with this phenomenon,” said Sujata Saunik, a fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The New York Times

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