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The Heat Is On

Yisrael Rutman

From heat waves to life before air conditioning, this week Jr takes a look at the age-old struggle to keep cool in the heat. And some cool ideas you can try yourself…

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Killer Heat Waves Hot weather isn’t only uncomfortable, it can be dangerous. A heat wave inIndia earlier this year killed more than 1,100 people in less than a week. The poor — especially beggars and the homeless — suffered the most. As for air conditioning, only two-thirds ofIndia’s 1.2 billion people even have electricity. It wasn’t only people who suffered from the terrible heat. Roads inIndia’s capital ofNew Delhi were literally melting as temperatures reached 113°F (45°C)!

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