Heat Wave

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(Irina Zhorov/WHYY)

(Irina Zhorov/WHYY)

It’s summer, and it’s hot. On this episode, we get stranded on an urban ‘heat island’ and learn what people are doing to cool them down. How is the growing global demand for air conditioning affecting our climate? We take a trip to the weather library to understand the difference between day-to-day weather and bigger climate trends. Also: Hot springs, hot flashes, and wildfires.

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