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August 11, 2022

Fighting Extreme Heat Is a Year-Round Job

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Fighting Extreme Heat Is a Year-Round Job

Extreme heat from climate change can be mitigated but needs year-round attention with an eye to equity and local solutions, two Duke University scientists said Thursday.

Climate health scholars Ashley Ward and Luke Parsons emphasized that while midday high temperatures get much of the attention, overheated evenings can create significant health problems as well for people without air conditioning.

They discussed these and other climate-related issues in a virtual media briefing hosted by Duke University Communications.

Watch the briefing on YouTube.

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