Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Reuters article quotes Davis on heat deaths

Date: 
Tue, 09/19/2017

AirUCI Faculty Steve Davis is quoted in an article in Thompson Reuters describing the increasing risk of deaths due to a warming planet. 
 
"The best way to mitigate (heat deaths) is to get electricity to run fans or air conditioning," Steve says as one of the authors of a 2017 report that predicted a growing risk of widespread deaths during Indian heatwaves.  Global efforts, including as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, to bring power to those without it could play a significant role in reducing heat deaths, experts say.  But if action to curb climate change is not robust enough, heatwaves could more often overwhelm or break down power grids, leaving rich and poor without help to cool down, the study warns. 
 
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