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Heatwave in UK puts people’s health at risk

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The rising temperature in UK put some people at increased risk of dying from cardiac, kidney and respiratory diseases.

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The govt is warned by the The Environmental Audit Committee to act quickly , before the current heatwave changes to UK’s normal in 20 years. The rising temperature in UK put some people at increased risk of dying from cardiac, kidney and respiratory diseases.

The MPs say ministers must act to protect people – especially with an ageing population in the UK.Scientists differ on whether the current global rash of heatwaves is definitely caused by climate change.But all agree that future heatwaves will be hotter and more frequent thanks to carbon emissions.BBC reported.

The government says it is committed to cutting carbon emissions, although it is not on track to meet its targets.

The MPs say current plans will not stop buildings overheating, and ministers should be smarter about heat-proofing the UK.And  highlighted a warning from the Met Office that UK summer temperatures could regularly reach 38.5C by the 2040s.

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Tougher rules are needed to ensure homes and transport networks can deal with extreme heat.

And local councils should plant trees and keep green spaces to provide cool air.

An official told BBC News the government would “carefully consider” the report and would keep taking “robust action to ensure our country is resilient and prepared”.

The “long-term plan for climate change adaptation” will see work and investment to protect food and water supplies, businesses and communities, the official said.