Sunday, January 19, 2014

Melbourne city centre a death trap as heat-island effect takes its toll : "The number of heat-related deaths in Melbourne is expected to more than double by 2030.

During 2009's January heatwave, there were 374 more deaths statewide than would be expected for the week when comparing data over five years. The greatest number of deaths occurred in those aged 75 or older.

A sustainable cities expert, Professor Steffen Lehmann from the University of South Australia, said cities trapped and stored heat ''like a baking oven''."

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