'It can’t get much hotter ... can it?' How heat became a national US problem
The Guardian -

Heat now kills more Americans than floods, hurricanes or other natural disasters – but cities are facing it almost entirely alone

On yet another day of roasting heat in Phoenix, elderly and homeless people scurry between shards of shade in search of respite at the Marcos De Niza Senior Center. Along with several dozen other institutions in the city, it has been set up as a cooling centre: a free public refuge, with air conditioning, chilled bottled water, boardgames and books. Last summer a...

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