The UK is getting hotter. As a result of climate change, heatwaves are becoming longer and more extreme, and many people’s health and wellbeing are suffering as a result.

The British Red Cross report, Feeling the Heat, summarises trends, consequences and solutions relating to extreme heat in the UK:

Impacts of heatwaves can be serious, but they are also preventable and they don't need to be deadly. However, the research highlights a 'perception gap' in the UK, on the health impacts of heat, and suggests more work is needed to inform people about the risk of extreme heat, and the ways in which they may be at risk.

The report sets out a number of simple steps people can take to protect themselves and others from extreme heat, as well as making recommendations for policymakers.

For further information visit Feeling the heat: a British Red Cross briefing on heatwaves in the UK | British Red Cross

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