How to keep the world from dying of heat, cold and flu: How to fight heat, snow and cold
Posted On July 3, 2021
The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 60 million people worldwide are at risk of getting a severe heatwave over the next year or two, and up to 60 million could die from a heatwave in the next two years.
This includes all age groups, from infants to adults, women to men, those with pre-existing conditions, and people living in low- and middle-income countries.
In a statement, the WHO said it was working with governments and community groups to help them better prepare for heatwaves.
It said the global health community should be “well prepared to deal with the unprecedented climate change and air pollution conditions” and should be able to “mitigate or overcome them.”
The WHO said that while heatwaves are not universal, they were becoming more common and expected to become more intense as the planet warms.