How Heat Kills: Deadly Weather ‘Cooking’ People From Within

The Washington Post: “Historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest has killed hundreds in the U.S. and Canada over the past week,” “Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC.”

Twitter: @NWS, July 29, 2021.

Erika Moseson, MD, pulmonary critical care doctor, Portland and Gresham, OR.

Climate Central: “Heat and Hospitalizations: Regional Heat Index Range for Peak Hospitalizations.”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Assessment of extreme heat and hospitalizations to inform early warning systems.”

Climate Central.

Kristie L. Ebi, professor, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington, Seattle.

NBC News: “As extreme heat becomes more common, ERs turn to body bags to save lives.”

U.S. Census Bureau.

Jeremy Hoffman, chief scientist, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

Climate: “The Effects of historical housing policies on resident exposure to intra-urban heat: a study of 108 urban areas.”

National Weather Service: “Heat Safety Tips and Resources.”

Linda McCauley, PhD, registered nurse; dean, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta.

WGXA: “Football practice where teen became unresponsive then died, started indoors due to heat.”

World Weather Attribution: “Rapid attribution analysis of the extraordinary heatwave on the Pacific Coast of the US and Canada June 2021.”

Climatology: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”

NOAA.

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