So Far, More Heat Waves Do Not Mean More Heat Deaths

Mario Ramos (left) and wife Tally adjust their umbrellas in Laguna Beach, Calif. The state was among a number of places this summer that experienced their highest temperatures on record.

The spread of air conditioning may have kept some people from dying in this summer’s extreme heat. But studies project more heat-related illnesses as the climate warms.

(Image credit: Jae C. Hong/AP)

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