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Too hot to handle - but we must get a grip

Too hot to handle - but we must get a grip

Update: 2021-07-23
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Cooling down our climate is no easy feat, but it's a necessary one for the billions of people who face ever more frequent and furious heatwaves due to climate change.

It's estimated that by 2050, the energy demand from air conditioners will triple, and an air conditioning unit will be sold every single second.

But a higher demand for AC equals a higher production of greenhouse gases - causing even more heatwaves. So how do we break the vicious cycle and find a happy medium?

On this episode of Sky News ClimateCast, hosts Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi come armed with their fans, summer clothes and sweat bands as they explore how we can adapt to a warming climate.

They speak to science correspondent Thomas Moore about the dangers of extreme heat as well as a Canadian resident from the town of Lytonn, whose entire village was destroyed by wildfire.

Plus Dr. Radikha Khosla –a researcher working on cooling solutions, answers the question on all of our minds: how can we cool down, as the planet heats up?

Hosts: Anna Jones and Katerina Vittozzi
Guests: Edith Loring-Kuhanga, Dr. Radikha Khosla, Thomas Moore
Producer: Emma Rae Woodhouse
Interviews producer: Tatiana Alderson
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Too hot to handle - but we must get a grip

Too hot to handle - but we must get a grip

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