In India, Summer Heat Could Soon Be Unbearable. Literally.

In India, Summer Heat Could Soon Be Unbearable. Literally.

By Somini Sengupta
July 17, 2018

NEW DELHI — On a sweltering Wednesday in June, a rail-thin woman named Rehmati gripped the doctor’s table with both hands. She could hardly hold herself upright, the pain in her stomach was so intense.

Rehmati, in pink, at the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital in New Delhi last month.CreditSaumya Khandelwal for The New York Times

She had traveled for 26 hours in a hot oven of a bus to visit her husband, a migrant worker here in the Indian capital. By the time she got here, the city was an oven, too: 111 degrees Fahrenheit by lunchtime, and Rehmati was in an emergency room…