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UK heatwave plan urgently needed to save lives, say MPs



Nature-based solutions such as parks and ponds are recommended – as is giving heatwaves namesThe UK urgently needs a plan to prevent thousands of heatwave deaths a year as the climate continues to warm, a cross-party committee of MPs has warned.More than 4,500 people died in heatwaves in 2022, the MPs’ report said, and this number could rise to 10,000 a year by 2050 without action. Heatwaves are “silent killers”, the MPs said, pushing up heart rate and blood pressure, with those over 65 and with existing health problems most at risk. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/31/uk-heatwave-plan-urgently-needed-to-save-lives-say-mps

Author : Damian Carrington Environment editor

Publish date : 2024-01-31 02:01:11

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