The Take: What can humanity do about heat waves?

Death toll rises amid record-breaking temperatures worldwide.

A man uses a towel to protect his head from the heat on a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, May 28, 2024 [Priyanshu Singh/Reuters]

It’s still spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere, but the world faces scorching hot temperatures. The summer heat has arrived early, setting records and claiming lives – and it’s expected to get worse. Who’s responsible and what should be done about it?

In this episode:

  • Johan Rockström (@jrockstrom) – Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Jeff Goodell (@jeffgoodell) – Author of The Heat Will Kill You First

Episode credits:

This episode was produced by Sarí el-Khalili and Khaled Soltan, with Ashish Malhotra, Tamara Khandaker and our host, Malika Bilal.

Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of audience development and engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our engagement producer.

Alexandra Locke is the Take’s executive producer, and Ney Alvarez is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.

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Source: Al Jazeera