DURHAM, N.C. -- Extreme heat from climate change can be mitigated but needs year-round attention with an eye to equity and local solutions, two Duke scientists said Thursday.

Climate health scholars Ashley Ward and Luke Parsons emphasized that while midday high temperatures get much of the attention, overheated evenings can create significant health problems as well for people without air conditioning.

They discussed these and other climate-related issues in a virtual media briefing with journalists.

Watch the briefing on YouTube