Life at 50°C: Asia
Extreme temperatures cripple India and Pakistan
Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, is one of many urban locations around the world struggling with rising temperatures and climate change. This can cause respiratory problems, exhaustion and heat strokes. Some seek to battle the heat with air conditioning, but one man is trying to find a solution by planting urban forests. In India, heatwaves are becoming more common as the world warms. There’s nowhere to hide especially if you live in a slum. Shakeela Bano struggled to get her grandson Mohammed to fall sleep in their one room house due to the heat. But as the Life at 50°C series on climate change finds out, there’s one solution which doesn't cost the earth.