to cooling may not be available or limited. Our program will advance innovative heat-mitigation solutions including guidance on building and urban design, public cooling centers that will improve quality of life and save lives during extreme heat.
A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE
Rising temperatures is not just an environmental and economic threat; it is also a threat to public health. Extreme heat will make existing health conditions worse and increase costs to Ontario's health system and economy. Children, the elderly, the sick and low-income groups will represent the highest heat health care costs.
The threat to public health:
With appropriate heat mitigation strategies, Ontario could save $50 billion over the next 50 years.