Hisashi Nakamura, a professor at the climate science laboratory at the University of Tokyo. Record-breaking rains last week in Japan's southernmost main island, which at least killed 62, have shown the vulnerability of elderly people. Fears of the coronavirus may discourage older residents from leaving their homes, even when it is dangerous to stay. And if they do go to evacuation centers, they could be at risk for heatstroke — especially at sites with poor air conditioning — because of the need to wear masks.© The New York Yimes
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Under the emerging impact of global warming, there is an increasing risk or potential that rainfall amounts could be at a level that we haven’t experienced in the past. So I think that citizens must realize that their previous experience may no longer work. We have to act even earlier or faster than what we have experienced in the past.
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