New NOAA Report Confirms Climate Change Is Intensifying Extreme Heat and Storms
When an extreme heat wave blasted the country last summer, I grew concerned about my father's health. Medical experts say hot weather takes the heaviest toll on senior citizens, and I knew my father would have a hard time managing the spike in temperature. He wasn't alone. Young children and people with heart and lung illnesses are also vulnerable during heat waves. Diabetics, the obese, and people using common medications also face a greater risk when the heat rises.