Heat Waves and Fan Clubs

Photo: Extreme heat kills more Americans annually than any other natural disaster. Here, Noel Lyman cools off.


Extreme heat kills more Americans annually than any other natural disaster. As the globe warms up, scientists expect ever more heat waves like the one that killed more than 700 people—many elderly and living alone—in Chicago in the summer of 1995. Right: 75-year-old Noel Lyman cools down during a hot spell in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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