Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee release report that says heatwaves may cost 10,000 lives annually

2022 saw UK temperatures soar to above 40°C for the first time, while 2023 was the world’s hottest year on record.

The capital saw fires, incidents declared, and millions struggling to cope.

Parliaments Environmental Audit Committee has today raised concerns over the UK’s lack of preparedness in its report on ‘Heat resilience and sustainable cooling’.

They say heatwaves are a “silent killer” that could claim up to 10,000 lives annually.

Chairman of the Committee, Conservative MP Philip Dunne joined James Dickman to explain more.

James Dickman 31st January 2024