Is there a hyperlink between scorching climate and crime? | DW News

Last month was the hottest June ever measured – breaking last year’s global record. And as heatwaves continue into July, people in many countries are feeling the effects.
Doctors warn that extreme heat can be fatal.
Heat causes more deaths worldwide than any other weather-related factor. And due to climate change, more and more people all over the globe are being regularly exposed to sustained high temperatures. That has both physical and mental effects.

00:00 Extreme heat a threat to human health
01:51 Robin Cooper, Department of Psychiatry at the University of California
09:00 Jeff Goodell, Author of the book ‘The Heat Will Kill You First’


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