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Heatwaves: Why it's time to take extreme heat seriously

by Martha Holeyman and Shanshan Chen

In the United States, extreme heat kills more people each year than any other natural disaster. As climate change pushes global temperatures to record highs, what are communities doing to cope? And can we keep the heat under control before parts of the world become too hot to live in?