The summer of 2003 was extremely hot in Europe, breaking all heat records over the last century. The daytime temperatures stayed between 35°C and 40°C for many weeks. Many people enjoyed the summer and went to parks and swimming pools even at night. Elderly people, however, sufferred severely particularly in Paris in first weeks of August 2003. Clinics and hospitals soon became overcrowded with people suffering from heart and blood circulation problems. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 people died in France in August 2003 simply because of the heat.
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Parks and green areas reduce noise pollution, clean the air and reduce the heat in the city. All human beings have a built in cooling function. Can you describe how transpiration works? What do animals and our pets do when it's hot?