On November 24th, 2022 The Guardian published an article entitled “Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves”.
According to the article, during the summer, heatwaves temperatures exceeded 40ºC in London, areas in south-west France reached 42ºC while Seville and Córdoba in Spain set records of 44ºC. The summer of 2022 was the hottest on record (EU’s Copernicus climate change service). Analysis from the World Weather Attribution group of scientists found that such high temperatures would have been “virtually impossible” without the climate crisis.
The article highlights the increasing importance of designing buildings & systems resilient to overheating during shocks. Resilient ventilative cooling is a low energy and low carbon cooling solution which can offer space cooling, personal comfort and remove heat from indoor environments.