Episode 25 - Heat Death

As climate change accelerates, much attention is given to effects like rising seas, and increased weather variability. Often overlooked is the temperature itself, and the direct impact warmer temperatures will have on our ability to maintain infrastructure, our health, agriculture, and our ability to live in certain parts of the world. As the temperature rises, so will the risk that the very fabric of modern society simply evaporates.

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Chapters

  • 08:58 How will Modern Infrastructure Adapt to Heat?
  • 10:18 Transportation
  • 17:45 Energy
  • 22:56 Renewable Energy
  • 25:24 Animals and Crops
  • 32:50 Human Health
  • 44:20 Pakistan and India
  • 46:24 Wet-Bulb
  • 52:41 Future Temperatures
  • 1:01:23 Variable Benchmarks
  • 1:02:53 What Can We Do?

Sources

Weather related deaths in the US: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats/resources/weather_fatalities.pdf

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