How will California adapt to extreme heat?

Lost Hills Trailer Park at dusk, July 10, 2014. | Image by Sarah Craig for Faces of Fracking is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

On today’s show:

0:08 – We discuss extreme heat and its impacts on agriculture and farm worker communities in the Central Valley with Josué Medellín-Azuara (@josuemedellin), Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Merced and Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou (@drfernandezbou), a scientist at UC Merced and co-founder of the SocioEnvironmental and Education Network. Both of our guests were lead authors on California’s Fourth Climate Assessment of the San Joaquin Valley Region.

0:33 – V. Kelly Turner (@VKellyTurner), co-director of UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation joins us to discuss how cities plan to mitigate the impact of extreme heat. Her work focuses on Los Angeles, which set daily heat records along with dozens of other California cities over the past week.


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