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What Extreme Heat Does to Your Body

A pedestrian uses an envelope to shade from the sun, in the City of London.

A pedestrian uses an envelope to shade from the sun, in the City of London.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

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The UK’s heat wave is so bad that some think it deserves a name, hurricane-style. That’s to help people understand that this weather isn’t nice, but extreme -- and potentially dangerous, according to Bob Ward of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.