Asia's Hottest Summer In 174 Years Of Records: Are We Prepared For More Heatwaves? | Insight


2023 was the hottest July ever on record. From heat deaths in South Korea to catastrophic floods in China, the weather wreaked havoc globally. But this could be a sign of things to come. A UN report suggests that heatwaves will become a regular occurrence. As summers get more intense, this could change the way we live – from agriculture to outdoor work to urban cooling demands.

Can we beat the heat, or are we unprepared to cope with our warming planet?

00:00 Introduction
01:28 Heat waves in South Korea harming resident farmers
04:23 Rising temperatures wreak havoc across Asia
06:35 Researching the effects of heat on the body
09:24 How increased heat creates bigger storms and typhoons
15:32 China’s worst heatwave in 60 years
18:12 Heatwaves harming agricultural practices and our food supply
25:11 Heat-related injuries to outdoor workers on the rise
30:38 Staying indoors may not beat the heat
34:20 Who are the most impacted by extreme weather?
38:26 Air-conditioning: solution for the heat or creating another heat problem?
42:37 Buildings that cool themselves

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