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Around the world, heat is a neglected and poorly understood disaster, in part because few of the deaths it produces are directly attributed to heat waves.With more than half the world's population now living in cities – and two-thirds of people expected to live in them by 2050 – finding ways to reduce urban heat will be crucial to saving lives as climate change ramps up heat extremes.Experts say one clear way to reduce growing health risks from heat waves is to provide more of the world's population with access to power, particularly in the planet's hottest areas.
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