Deadly Heat Hits Japan

(Climate Nexus) Deadly Heat Hits Japan: At least 14 are dead and more than 2000 hospitalized after a heat wave swept over Japan over a holiday weekend, pushing temperatures above 102 degrees F in inland parts of the country. Temperatures soared in prefectures in the west and south that were devastated by destructive floods last week which killed more than 200 people, and at least three emergency workers sought treatment for the heat during flood cleanup. Tens of thousands of homes are still without power, increasing the risks associated with high summer temperatures. The increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves is among the most obvious and well-documented effects of climate change. (CNN,ReutersJapan TimesSydney Morning Herald. Background: Climate Signals)