Video: Extreme Heat and Health

This summer, temperatures across the country have been scorching. Higher temperatures mean that more people are suffering from heat-related illnesses. NRDC teamed up with Clean Air Carolina to bring this issue to light: Kathie Cox, a public health educator in Laurinburg, and Candace Cahoon, a pediatric asthma therapist in Ahoskie, discuss some of the serious health impacts of extreme heat in their home state of North Carolina. It’s important to remember that extreme heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable—if we take the threat of heat seriously. And we need to help the most vulnerable among us to cope with the present-day effects of climate change.