Beat the Heat: How to Stay Safe as Temperatures Rise this Summer

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What research methods do you use to evaluate the impacts of heat on health?

What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat?

What happens to the brain as a result of exposure to extreme heat in terms of mental health and cognition?

Are there demographic factors that affect how vulnerable a population is to heat?

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What are the differences between weather and climate?

Your recent research found that how dangerous a hot day is may depend on where you live. Can you please explain why this is?

Is access to cool spaces equitable during times of extreme heat?

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What steps can people take to protect their health when temperatures are extremely high?

What principles should guide heat action plans? How should they be created and implemented on a local and national scale? What will successful heat action plans achieve?

What are the major challenges, if any, for researchers studying climate change and health linkages?

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Are there challenges in communicating climate and temperature-related threats to health? How would you respond to claims that extreme weather patterns are normal?

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