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How Does Extreme Heat Kill You?

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Currently, there is a heat wave in India that has killed thousands. What makes heat so deadly, and why can’t the body fight back?

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India Heat Wave, Now 5th Deadliest on Record, Kills More Than 2,300

“The days-upon-days of temperatures near 120 degrees now marks the fifth deadliest heat wave in Earth’s recorded history, according to Weather Underground director of meteorology Jeff Masters.”

About 1,100 People Dead as Summer Temperatures Soar in India

“Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday.”

What Causes A Heat Wave?

“The Farmers’ Almanac is calling for hotter-than-normal conditions for many regions of the U.S. and Canada this summer.”

How the Human Body Cooks to Death

“The human body is remarkably good at dealing with temperature extremes. It might not seem like it on a July afternoon trapped in the blast furnace of a Manhattan sidewalk, but among animal species on Earth, adaptations to extreme temperatures pretty much just get worse.”

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