Climate change is leading to warmer and more extreme weather, including more severe droughts and more powerful storms such as hurricanes and cyclones. This more extreme weather is having a profound effect on the built environment.

Heat waves and drought worldwide are becoming more severe. Record high temperatures have been set in countries all over the world this year, including Urimitia, Colombia at 42 degrees Celsius, Madrid at 39.7 degrees Celsius, and London at 36.7 degrees Celsius. India suffered through a May heat wave that killed…