The heat wave that hits different regions could lead to the highest temperature in the country since Inpe (National Institute for Space Research) measurements began. The 44.8ºC recorded in Nova Maringá (MT), in 2020, could be surpassed by the 45ºC that is in the forecast for Thursday (16) for cities in Mato Grosso do Sul.
This is the fourth heat wave recorded in the country in the second half of 2023 and should be stronger than those in August, September and October. The phenomenon has already been responsible for the hottest day of the year in cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo — the thermometers only did not rise in the South region.
In addition to the climate crisis, El Niño is one of those responsible for the situation, and is expected to cause new heat waves until at least April 2024. High temperatures demand adaptations from the body, which needs to regulate its internal temperature and avoid collapse. Countries that have had extreme heat this year, such as the United States and China, have recorded deaths.
This Tuesday’s episode (14) of Café da Manhã explains the impact of heat on the body and discusses measures to mitigate the effects of high temperatures in the short and long term. The podcast interviews Nelson da Cruz Gouveia, professor at the USP Faculty of Medicine and specialist in environmental health.
The audio program is published on Spotify, a streaming service partner of Sheet in the initiative and which specializes in music, podcast and video. You can listen to the episode by clicking above. To access the app, simply register for free.
Café da Manhã is published from Monday to Friday, always at the beginning of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Gabriela Mayer and Gustavo Simon, produced by Carolina Moraes, Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is by Thomé Granemann.