Most parts Earth is getting hotter. Climate change And the heat island effect, as urban spaces trap the heat, make warm seasons more wild – and sometimes even more dangerous. This is the only planet we have, at least until enough of us live on Mars, so you might also learn some tricks to adapt to the heat.
air conditioner Still a luxury to Many peopleAnd even in the United States and Canada, they are not everywhere. Also, people trying to reduce their environmental footprint often choose to do without energy-absorbing air conditioners, which raise city temperatures by pumping heat outdoors. Additionally, the power can be cut off during a heatwave at an inappropriate time. This guide contains tips on how to stay cool when the weather is incredibly hot and the air conditioning cannot be found anywhere.
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Signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Whether you’re indoors or out, heat can creep in if you aren’t careful.
Heat exhaustion It is the culmination of high temperature, dehydration and other factors that overload the body’s cooling system, causing a lot of problems. People who experience heat exhaustion can be combat and disoriented.
K Wild first responderI deal with people who are suffering from heat exhaustion, which is one of the hardest parts of the role, because they often don’t want help. I bump into a lot of people who suffer from it on hiking trails, climbing routes, and kayaking starting points. I try to get them to sit down, drink cold water, and nibble on a salty snack. People love free snacks. And smiling.
sunstroke It is a prolonged escalation of heat stress. A person with this is in extreme danger, and the person needs to act immediately to save his life. They usually have hot red skin, a fast and strong pulse, and an extremely high temperature (above 103 F), and are usually so mentally checked that they are unable to fight anything. They may also be unconscious or out of it to the point that they will not accept food or water. Sit them in the shade, apply a cold cloth to the four major arterial areas – the groin, armpits, and back of the neck – and get help right away.