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A woman drinks water from a mug on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India June 9, 2023

What risks do we face because of rising heat?

Updated: May 07, 2024

Average temperatures are rising and deadly heatwaves are surging around the globe as ever-increasing use of coal, oil and gas powers climate change.

What can be done to limit the physical, mental, economic and social risks of rising heat? In countries from India to the United States to Iraq, we take a look at the risks and what can be done about them.

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