The summer of 2018 brought unprecedented heat to the DC region. Excessive heat harms children, the elderly, the poor, and the region’s many outdoor workers. How are people being affected now and into the future? How can vulnerable populations cope? And, are mainstream media outlets adequately addressing the role of climate change in heat waves? Three well-informed guests break it all down, and name their own personal ‘heroes’ in the movement to address the climate crisis.
PRODUCER AND HOST: Julie Hantman
Letter to OSHA calling for heat protection for workers, signed by over 130 groups
Climate Change and Health: Extreme Heat (interactive map and resources), by NRDC
How Climate Change Affects Asthma, by Molly Rauch, Moms Clean Air Force
Fear and Loathing on the Climate Beat, by James Murray, BusinessGreen.com
”The Heat” aired live on July 12th 2018 as the first episode of Climate Seasons, Julie Hantman’s quarterly radio series on Takoma Radio WOWD 94.3 FM (Takoma Park, MD) with live-streaming at www.takomaradio.org.