Survey Reveals How Americans Cope With Brutal Heat Wave  

Survey Reveals How Americans Cope With Brutal Heat Wave  

The Western half of the US has been plagued with a megadrought. Record-breaking heat waves pound the Pacific Northwest, and the wildfire situation in the region is worsening. All of these fast-changing weather phenomena have impacted Americans’ well-being. 

Piplsay, a global consumer research platform, conducted a survey this month to get insights into what Americans are thinking and how they cope with the severe weather. 

They found after polling 26,292 people that 47% of Americans say the ongoing heat waves have impacted their family’s health. Another 47% said their travel plans had been affected because of the extreme heat. About 61% of the respondents believe the ongoing heat waves and wildfires are a result of climate change. 

The increasing frequency and intensity of such weather events have begun to impact how Americans cope with the heat. About 34% of respondents said they spent more of their time inside due to excessive heat. Twenty-one percent said they purchased an air condition unit, and 15% said they frequent beaches and pools. 

The virus pandemic has already upended life in America. Now it appears extreme climate volatility is also changing how people live. 

Tyler Durden
Fri, 07/30/2021 – 20:00

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