Climate Communications Institute – Climate Conversations: Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is often not taken as seriously as other extreme weather, yet it kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather-related disaster. And because of climate change, extreme heat events are becoming hotter, longer, and more common, including in new times of year and in places not used to hot weather. Natasha DeJarnett (University of Louisville) will moderate a conversation between Julia Eiferman (NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice) and Juli Trtanj (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) about how government and community leaders throughout the country are developing approaches to reduce the risks people face from increasingly extreme heat.

The conversation will be webcast on the Climate Conversations: Extreme Heat webpage on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 3-4pm ET. Closed captioning will be provided. The conversation will include questions from the audience and will be recorded and available to view on the page after the event.

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action is a monthly webinar series from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to national policy action on climate change.


Oct 20 2022


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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