HEAT WAVE RESOURCES

Heat waves are becoming an increasingly common phenomenon. The resources in this collection include public opinion data and messaging recommendations to help you convey the connection between climate change and extreme heat.

 

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Climate Change has and will continue to effect productivity, health, and safety in the work place. This guide looks at reports by educational experts on excessive heat exposure in industries such as factory work, agriculture, or farming.

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When you think of global warming, what is the first health risk you think of? Do you trust that information more coming from a health professional or a climate scientist? The Six Americas researchers find out in their latest update.

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An overview of the economic risks of climate change in the Midwest. 

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A tip sheet on how to beat some of the summer hazards that are getting worse through climate change. 

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An infographic tallying all the heat records that were broken in Australia last year.

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Climate change affects our planet in many ways, and therefore will affect our health and health care system as well: including extreme heat events, reduced air quality, and increased disease transmission.

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A quick guide to 2012’s extreme weather records, including oppressive heat waves, precipitation, droughts, wildfires and storms, as well as the cost of these climate-related disasters.

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An analysis by Media Matters examines broadcast news coverage of climate change, including the impact of extreme weather events on programming and the prominence of scientific findings in relation to politics.

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A report from the Center for American Progress reviews the most damaging extreme weather events in the US over the past two years and how climate change is increasing their frequency and severity, as well as why middle- and lower-income Americans are disproportionately harmed by extreme weather.

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A New York Times opinion piece that describes how this summer's record-breaking weather, including heat waves and severe drought conditions, has heightened media attention and public concern about climate change.

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An infographic that provides a visual representation of how much influence climate change has on extreme weather events, from tornadoes (with limited scientific evidence to support a connection) to heat waves (with very strong scientific evidence showing a relationship to climate change).

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A report that summarizes current scientific understanding of the connection between climate change and extreme temperature increases.

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ROUNDTABLE: June 14, 2016

With continued warming comes climate impacts that affect the health and safety of our families and communities, especially seniors, children and low-income populations. Panelists Makani Themba (Higher Ground Change Strategies), Tzeporah Berman (York University) and Jason Funk (Union of Concerned Scientists) discuss how communicators can illustrate these risks and the need to prepare for extreme heat and wildfire.

Listen to the webinar recording (exclusive for members).

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Tools and strategies from Climate Nexus to help Americans understand the link between climate disruption and disaster through well-crafted and disciplined communication approaches.

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