While Europe has been enjoying an early Summer, elsewhere in the world high air temperatures have been record-breaking.
When the heat gets this bad, public services need to provide air-conditioned community shelters as a key adaptational strategy.
But any plans of this nature are being thwarted by power shortages, for example, in India and Pakistan :-
“200 Dead In India Heatwave”, 01 June 2010
“Pakistan’s heatwave and a deadly lack of energy policy : The blackout-blighted country should be free to accept development help from China, and not rely on US financial aid : Nosheen Iqbal”, 07 June 2010
Clearly, the time has never been more right for clean, renewable energy.