UN University heat stress expert available for media interviews
Dr. Simone Sandholz, Senior Scientist, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
Interviews by appointment (phone, skype or in person)
Just as North America is getting over its heatwave, now it’s Europe’s turn again. Central and northern Europe is battling its second heatwave this summer, with records being broken in many cities. The impact of heatwaves is often underestimated and citizens as well as public institutions are poorly prepared, which makes extreme temperatures a serious threat to health and infrastructure. It is typically in densely-populated urban environments that people suffer most from heat stress. Dr. Sandholz is available to answers question on why we see urban heat stress occurring, why this phenomenon is especially critical in cities and towns, what cities and individuals can do to protect themselves, and on how we need to prepare to deal with heat stress in the future.
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