Canada has seen a swathe of heat warnings in the past week, warnings of elevated risks for heat-related illnesses, and lowered air quality. And the return of El Niño, a naturally occurring climate pattern, is bringing even warmer weather than the country has seen in the past seven years.
But data shows many Canadians don’t have air conditioning. According to Statistics Canada, 64 per cent of Canadian households had some kind of air conditioning in 2021, the most recent year for which figures are available.
“Our bodies are designed to operate in a really narrow temperature range,” said Dr. Melissa Lem, president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. “And when we go past that temperature range, we start to get sick.”
Global’s Nathaniel Dove has the details.
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