I joined Doug Parsons on the latest America Adapts Podcast episode to discuss the record-breaking Southwest and Pacific Northwest/Western Canada heatwaves in June 2021, as well as thermal equity, why we shouldn’t shame indoor cooling, considerations in the naming and ranking heatwaves discussion, how we can improve media coverage of extreme heat events, my new Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard for Heat (PIRSH) research project, and the latest developments in how cities are planning for heat resilience.
Heat-related resources I mentioned in the episode:
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Heat Island Effect Program
- U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Extreme Heat
- U.S. National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)
- U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RISA (Regional Integrated Science and Assessments) Program