Friederike Otto, deputy director at the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University. Climate experts say heat is often neglected because it is both an invisible and hard-to-document disaster that claims lives largely behind closed doors, and because hot weather does not strike many people as a serious threat. The warning comes as hot weather has swept the northern hemisphere.© Thomson Reuters Foundation
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We will have to get used to these kinds of summers. There is no doubt that there is a link to climate change. We need to take heat waves seriously around the world as something that we need to adapt to.
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