People around the world are currently suffering from extreme heat waves, supercharged by the climate crisis – including here in the U.S.
If you’re one of those affected, Jeanne, we hope you and your loved ones are able to stay safe and access the help you need.
As temperatures soar, health risks are rising, water shortages are becoming chronic,1roads are melting,2 railway lines are burning,3 and there is an ever-growing threat of deadly wildfires.
But the impacts of extreme weather aren’t felt equally. It is the people with underlying medical conditions, people in unstable housing, and the same folks who were hailed as ‘essential workers’ during the height of the pandemic who are the most at risk from the impacts of these heat waves.
While we work to hold those truly responsible accountable, it’s important we take care of ourselves and one another. Here are 5 tips from our team on how to stay healthy and safe in a heat wave:
The impacts of extreme weather events are no accident – they are the result of corporate greed, bad government policy, and leaders who have been bought off by Big Oil.
The media loves to present heat waves as “just a day at the beach.” In reality, these events are serious and threaten the lives and livelihoods of people around the world.
It is vital that we present the full picture of who is responsible for these events – and that’s why we’ve called on government agencies to declare climate emergencies and treat this crisis with the urgency it warrants.
Stay safe and take care,
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