Just 40 percent of London’s Tube network has air conditioning.
The contenders to replace Mr. Johnson as Britain’s prime minister focused more on rising energy bills than on global warming during a debate on Sunday.
One in five homes are likely to overheat, U.K. government officials said. Using window shades and turning off unnecessary lights could help beat the heat.
Central banks in the U.S., Europe, Canada and parts of Asia are lifting interest rates rapidly as they try to wrestle breakneck inflation under control.
It’s usually not hot enough to need it, and homes were built to retain heat, not stay cool.
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