I’m very excited to share that I was a guest on the America Adapts podcast for its first episode focused on extreme heat! America Adapts is a podcast hosted by my colleague and friend, Doug Parsons, with over a hundred episodes exploring climate change, its impacts, and our responses with scientists, activists, policymakers, and climate communicators.
In the extreme heat episode, we discuss the contributors to extreme heat including climate change and the urban heat island effect; the impacts of extreme heat on public health, the economy, urban ecology and more; some strategies that cities are using to increase their resilience to increasing extreme heat risk; and more broadly how urban planning is addressing climate change as a discipline. We only had time to scratch the surface of all that is going on in research and practice for extreme heat, but my hope is that the episode serves as a good introduction for those interested in the topic.
Extreme Heat Resources
Below are several of the resources I mentioned throughout the podcast episode.
Extreme Heat Reports
- Urban Land Institute’s Scorched: Extreme Heat & Real Estate
- Union of Concerned Scientists’ Killer Heat in the United States
- Red Cross Red Crescent’s Heatwave Guide for Cities
Initiatives and Networks
- Extreme Heat Network
- National Integrated Heat Health Information System
- Global Heat Health Information Network
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Heat Island Effect portal
U.S. Climate Change Information