Triple-Digit Heat Is Killing Us and Our Economy: What to Do?

July 18, 2022

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Jonathan Overpeck, a professor and dean of the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses the extreme heat plaguing most of the Southern Plains and spreading across the United States and the globe. Overpeck notes the unprecedented deadly heat waves accompanied by potential drought and wildfire crises and the role of global warming in driving these factors. The faculty expert further highlights the other damages to the economy and global food supply caused by these extreme weather events, offering insight concerning how to deal with this issue.

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