Extreme Heat Events in Cities: Societal Impacts and Solutions

Extreme heat events cause more deaths in the typical year than any other type of extreme event. They also pose major challenges to our infrastructure. As our planet warms under increasing greenhouse gases, there is high confidence that heat extremes will become even more frequent and intense. This panel brings together climate scientists and public and private sector practitioners to highlight the relationship between climate change and extreme heat events, and showcase some ways that society is adapting.

Participants include:
• Kizzy Charles-Guzman, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency
• Robert Haas, Radiant Solutions
• Katherine Marvel, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
• Gavin Schmidt, Director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
• Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice