Let's Talk Global Warming

Episode 17: Extreme Heat & Droughts

November 13, 2020 Stevi Season 1 Episode 17
Let's Talk Global Warming
Episode 17: Extreme Heat & Droughts
Show Notes

Even though I always tell you that global warming is more than an increase in the temperatures we see on the news everyday; we cannot forget that global warming does cause an increase in our daily temperatures. In this episode, I discuss how climate change is making instances of extreme heat and droughts more frequent and more intense.

Sources:
Heat Safety Sheet from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) + National Weather Service
https://www.weather.gov/grb/heat
National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
https://www.nrdc.org/stories/drought-everything-you-need-know
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44466214
Yale Climate Connections
https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/06/heat-waves-and-climate-change-is-there-a-connection/
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/drought-monitoring-economic-environmental-and-social-impacts#:~:text=Examples%20of%20drought%20impacts%20on,substantial%20increase%20in%20wildfire%20risk.
World Atlas
https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-are-the-effects-of-a-drought-on-the-environment.html
Live Science
https://www.livescience.com/21688-drought-health-effects.html
Union of Concerned Scientists
https://ucsusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=e4e9082a1ec343c794d27f3e12dd006d

Music:
“News Theme” by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY. Edited to be shorter but content was not changed.
Song Profile: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4122-news-theme/
Author’s Profile: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/artists/profile/9-kevin-macleod/
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcod