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A deadly hot summer is coming. Philly doesn’t yet have a plan.

This article discusses the projected heat vulnerabilities in Philadelphia. It features Drexel University professor Yvonne Michael's as well as Clean Air Council's Russ Zerbo. The article also talks about the health risks, lack of cooling centers, and efforts in Hunting Park. Read more

Vulnerable Census Tracts

Map showing the most vulnerable Census Tracts in the area of Los Angeles, i.e. the areas most vulnerable to heat.Read more

Boiling Point - LA Times

The newsletter here shown is part of several publications on the ways in which heat exacerbates health conditions or leads to their onset. That said, this specific newsletter exemplifies considerations of the way extreme heat can worsen death by heatstroke, and other heat-related deaths, as many...Read more

Dragon-breath and snow-melt: Know-how, experience and heat flows in the home

The energy ecologies reading group will include this article in our January 7th meeting on energy literacy. 

Abstract: "People manage heat flows in their homes through diverse skilful engagements, including interactions with a wide range of materials that help to generate heat, move it...Read more

Without action on climate change, heat is projected to become major global killer

This article talks about several studies documenting the impacts we are going to face if we do not address extreme heat now. That said, projections show that, without any measures taken to address extreme heat, climate change will increase annual deaths by heat that are comparable to annual...Read more

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