Prolonged period of excessively hot weather
Managing heat is becoming a major climate challenge across the globe. The relatively new role of Chief Heat Officer has therefore never been more important and is gaining traction in many cities. In this episode of Engineering Reimagined, City of Melbourne Chief Heat officers Krista Milne and Tiffany Crawford talk with Aurecon's Michael Nolan about how they're working towards keeping the city cool and protecting people, places and the planet. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A mysterious car follows Chase and Heatwave back to the firehouse after another Ground Bridge malfunction, and they keep saving people before the Rescue Bots can step in! Who's behind the wheel — and why does it take so long for everyone to reach the obvious conclusion that they're Cybertronian? Can Cody and Frankie keep up with a toddler who's too smart for her own good? And what's even better than a title drop? Join us this week for "Arrivals"!
In August 2003 Europe was hit by the hottest heatwave for hundreds of years. Tens of thousands of people died. Not built to withstand two weeks of extreme heat, Paris turned into a death trap for its most vulnerable citizens. The temperature reached 40C. Many elderly people died in their apartments alone. The government was criticised for its handling of the crisis. The head of the national health authority resigned shortly after the end of the heatwave. Emergency doctor, Patrick Pelloux, who was working at St Antoine Hospital in Paris, tells George Crafer what he encountered. (Photo: Paris looking hot. Credit: Getty Images)
Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) say residents must stay hydrated and avoid sitting, standing and playing in the sun.Gauteng is experiencing a heatwave, with temperatures predicted to reach a high of 32ºC on Wednesday.Joburg EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said residents should avoid direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm The South African Weather Services says the heatwave is expected to last until the end of this week with chances of thunderstorms on Thursday.
The biggest racing event of the year is scheduled for this weekend, yet the imminent heatwave may put a kibosh on those plans. As to be expected, Perth Racing have rules in place for extraordinarily hot days and with temperatures set to approach 40 degrees, concern is clearly focused on the horses.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Intense temperatures occurring Statewide this week are set to smash records — but people living in the metropolitan area will be most affected by the sudden onset of summer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Intense temperatures across WA this week are set to smash records, with Perth set to sizzle on Thursday with its first 40 degree day in 9 months. But what will happen to our kids at school?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Extreme weather events, particularly heat waves, are no longer abstract concerns but tangible threats impacting our lives. This discussion aims to unveil the profound implications of extreme heat on physical, mental, and communal well-being, emphasizing its interconnectedness with our daily lives. Every facet of our well-being, from the air we breathe to the water we drink, is intricately tied to the health of our planet. Extreme heat and heat waves signify undeniable shifts in our climate, affecting communities, homes, and bodies in often unrecognized ways. Beyond the discomfort of scorching summer days, these events alter the very air composition, making it harder for our bodies to cool down and leading to a surge in heat-related illnesses. Moreover, extreme heat contributes to broader disasters like droughts and wildfires, wreaking havoc on agriculture, ecosystems, and the economy. Urban areas, susceptible to the urban heat island effect, experience prolonged high temperatures, exacerbating energy demands, air quality issues, and health hazards. Recognizing that extreme heat and heat waves are interconnected with various environmental and societal aspects, the call to action is urgent. Mitigating these impacts necessitates a collective effort, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving water and energy, enhancing urban planning, improving emergency preparedness, and raising awareness. By uniting in these efforts, we can safeguard ourselves, our communities, and our planet from the detrimental effects of extreme heat and heat waves, forging a resilient and sustainable future for current and future generations. Host Bernice Butler explores and unpacks some of this with Kristi Dahl of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Catharina Guidice an ER Physician in Los Angeles. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/healthy-radio/support
July 2023 was the hottest month globally since records began. Combine that with several months filled with a series of extreme weather events - from heatwaves in Europe, North America and Asia, to wildfires in Canada and Greece - and it's undeniable that the impacts of climate change that experts have long been warning us about are here today. And the worse news is that it's only going to get hotter.Featured guests:Eugenia Kargbo is Freetown, Sierra Leone's Chief Heat Officer. Her role is the first of its kind in Africa, and her duties include raising public awareness about extreme heat, improving responses to heat waves, and collecting heat impact data for her city of 1.2 million people. Her team's Freetown the Treetown project was a 2023 nominee for the Protect and Restore Nature Earthshot Award.Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis served as the Mayor of Athens from 2019 to the end of 2023. He has worked at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and has held positions in the European Parliament in Brussels and the World Bank in Kosovo. He is also the vice president of the Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government, and a Greek Leadership Council member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Links:Hot Cities, Chilled Economies: Freetown, Sierra LeoneFreetown's highly replicable way of self-financing urban reforestation - C40 Knowledge HubFreetown the Treetown - EarthshotEleni Myrivili: A three-part plan to take on extreme heat waves - C40 Knowledge HubHeatwave tips from Athens: Cool routes app, new pocket parks and renovating a Roman aqueduct - EuronewsImage credit: © Erin Dwi Azmi C40If you want to learn more about the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy, please visit our website: https://jccpe.utpjournals.press/Cities 1.5 is a podcast by University of Toronto Press and is produced in association with the Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy. Our executive producers are Isabel Sitcov, Peggy Whitfield, Jessica Abraham, Claudia Rupnik, and Dali Carmichael.Produced by Jess Schmidt: https://jessdoespodcasting.com/Music is by Lorna Gilfedder: https://origamipodcastservices.com/
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As unusual weather patterns, heat waves, floods, and other catastrophic events in unlikely places seem to be on the rise, climate change continues to be a hot topic. In this episode of Public Health Out Loud, Dr. Philip Chan is joined by climate scientists Dr. Gaurab Basu, Director of Education and Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment and Rachel Calabro, Climate Policy Specialist with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for a frank discussion on some of the alarming changes we are seeing around the world. Is climate change responsible for some of the unusual weather we've been seeing? How does it directly impact public health, and are there positive steps we can take to reduce those impacts here in the Ocean State? Download this episode for the answers to these questions and many more.
Severe weather situations can be stressful events, especially to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our communities including the elderly. Older individuals may not be aware of severe conditions or have the means to seek shelter, so having a plan and support system could make the difference when it comes to life and death situations. On this week's episode, Dr. Lauren Southerland joins the podcast to explain why hazardous weather like heat, wildfire smoke and hurricanes often takes a greater toll on senior citizens. She also discusses what you can do to help keep your loved ones safe and what societal changes should be made to deal with an aging population and climate change. Dr. Southerland is an emergency medicine physician at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center and clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Southerland, who is passionate about helping older adults maintain healthy, independent lives, specializes in geriatric emergency medicine. We want to hear from you! Have a question for the meteorologists? Call 609-272-7099 and leave a message. You might hear your question and get an answer on a future episode! You can also email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Across the Sky podcast The weekly weather podcast is hosted on a rotation by the Lee Weather team: Matt Holiner of Lee Enterprises' Midwest group in Chicago, Kirsten Lang of the Tulsa World in Oklahoma, Joe Martucci of the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., and Sean Sublette of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Headliner and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Weathering the Storm: Senior Safety in Severe Weather Across the sky podcast features experts on hurricane preparedness for senior citizens Joe Martucci: Welcome, everybody, to another episode of the across the sky podcast. We Enterprise's National Weather Podcast. I am Meteorologist Joe Martucci, based here in New Jersey. We have Sean Sublette over at the Richmond Times Dispatch. We have Matt Holiner, based in Chicagoland, and Kirsten Lang over in Tulsa. For this week's episode, we are talking about see preparedness when it comes to our senior residents and our listeners here on the across the sky podcast, we have Dr. Lauren Sutherland from the got to Remember to Z, Ohio State University to talk about this very topic. This is something I've actually done a story on in the past in regards to Superstorm Sandy in 2012 in New Jersey about how just kind of the challenges that our senior friends have when it comes to evacuating, when there are hurricane evacuations. But we get to much more than that. Dr. Lauren Sutherland discusses what types of weather older adults worry about Joe Martucci: Sean, Matt, Kirsten, what did you guys get out of this podcast, that we had with Lauren? Sean Sublette: Yeah, it was really good to hear from her what types of weather she gets most concerned about. Right. Because there's all kinds of damaging severe weather hurricane, ice storm, winter storm, tornadoes, floods. So, it was interesting because her answer surprised me, but at the same time, it kind of gave me a little reassurance that we're moving in the right direction in terms of getting the right messages across. Matt Holiner: And I think it's easy to look at the disaster preparedness, like, how do you seniors handle when you're talking about these big events, a landfalling hurricane or a major severe weather outbreak? But it's also worth noting that the other types of weather that impact seniors differently than younger adults, and we got into that talking about how seniors are more impacted by cold air outbreaks, heat waves, and air quality. We talk about that category that we often mention unhealthy for sensitive groups. Well, who's included in those sensitive groups? Older adults. And so we talk about that and why older adults are more susceptible to things like air pollution. Sean Sublette: Yeah. Kirsten Lang: And she also gives good advice for those who may have aging parents as well, and how to keep them safe during these times of events. Joe Martucci: Well said, everyone. And without further ado, we're going to present Dr. Lauren Sutherland. Dr. Lauren Sutherland specializes in geriatric emergency medicine Joe Martucci: And we are now pleased to introduce Lauren Sutherland. She has an MD as well as a, newly acquired Master's of Public Health. She's an emergency medicine physician at the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center and clinical Associate Professor of emergency medicine at OSU as well at the College of Medicine. She specializes in geriatric emergency medicine because she's really passionate about helping older people, maintaining healthy, independent lives and lifestyles. And her research focuses on finding strategies to continually advance this type of care. So, Dr. Sutherland, we appreciate you coming on today. Lauren Southerland: Thank you so much for having me. It's always fun to talk about my favorite topic. Joe Martucci: We're happy to have you too. we were talking off camera about we found this relevant to have you on for a few reasons. One, we find that a lot of our listening audience does skew a little bit on the older side. A lot of our senior populations listening, and we love that. We thank everybody who's listening out there, but also when it comes to disasters and emergencies and there's so much involved with it than just, hey, here's the weather forecast. It's okay. Now, what's emergency management doing? What are you doing? All those kind of things come at a crossroads. So my first question is, what actually got you interested in this topic? Lauren Southerland: So I think what got me interested in it most is my patients. So being an emergency room doctor, I've had multiple cases where people have had to be picked up by EMS and brought to the Er because of poor preparation for weather disasters. One case I remember is there was a big storm coming up, and I had a patient who was brought in because the storm knocked out electricity, and she only had enough supplemental oxygen to last 4 hours, and she was oxygen dependent. So if you're at home on home oxygen and the power goes out, you're out of luck. So we had to bring her into the hospital until the power is back on at her home. Joe Martucci: When you talk about your day to day when it comes to this topic, what are you doing? Is it more research? Are you out there in the field speaking with seniors or emergency managers? I know you're very busy. We have a lot of different titles for you. But speaking more about the geriatric emergency. Lauren Southerland: Medicine part of it, yes. So the idea of geriatric emergency medicine is that the Er was really designed for a young person in a car accident. You're perfectly healthy, you're doing fine, and then something hits your appendix ruptures or you break your arm, and then you go to the Er. We fix that acute problem, we get you back home, and you're fine. What the Er is not set up for as well is, an older adult who has a lot of different medical issues that maybe they're managing them all. Okay. But then if something hits them, it doesn't have to be a full pneumonia. It could just be a cold, or it could be a new weakness, or their dementia is worse thinning. And then trying to sort out what exactly is the problem, whether it's a new medicine that's causing them to feel bad or what's going on is very difficult in the Er. And requires a lot more attention and time than we typically kind of budget per patient. So I love my older adult patients because I find them more intellectually stimulating, friendly. It's fun to try to navigate things and through this work of trying to make the Er better for older adults, I also do a lot of work with our community services. So working with our local paramedics, columbus has, I think, 22 different EMS agencies. Every little township has their own, and some of them have social workers. There's also local community agencies that help older adults to stay happy and healthy, or even do things like line our home repairs and home health services and AIDS and things, meals on Wheels. All of those are paid for by taxes. And so I work with our Public Health Office on Aging. I work with our area agency on aging, I work with Adult Protective Services. So really, all these different agencies. And, we've talked many times about the stresses that happen on especially what we call community dwelling older adults. So older people who, maybe have been in their home for 30, 40 years, and maybe that home is a weatherproof guideline from 40 years ago and hasn't been updated. Joe Martucci: It sounds like both of my grandparents houses is what happened to here. Lauren Southerland: Yeah. Do they have good windows? I'll have to ask next time. Joe Martucci: I go over to ask them when the last time they got their windows replaced. And maybe they're Anderson windows, who knows? Why are seniors more impacted by weather than regular adults or younger adults? Matt Holiner: And Lauren just thinking about other ways that weather impacts, senior citizens. One thing that stands out to me is when we get Heat Advisories and Air Quality Alerts, particularly those air Quality alerts, there's usually a category called Unhealthy for sensitive groups. And what's included in that sensitive groups is senior citizens. So what I'm curious about is, why is it that things like the heat and when we have wildfire smoke or other pollutants in the air, why are seniors more impacted than regular adults or younger adults, I should say? Lauren Southerland: Excellent question. we could do a whole semester, on this. So, older adults, as we age, our physiology changes. And part of that is your body is constantly detecting your heart rate, your blood pressure, monitoring your fluid status, and telling your kidneys how much to pee out and how much water to retain. Older adults, kind of quickly, unless they're really focused and they're someone who's exercising every day and keeping up their protein, your muscle mass tends to slowly decline as you age. And that means you can't shiver as well. You don't build body heat as well. We think of the older ladies that always have afghans and stuff because they're frequently cold. So cold events, they can't maintain body heat as well. Heat events, they can't sweat as well. And they dehydrate more easily as we gain medical problems as we go through life. Maybe you have some high blood pressure, so your doctor puts you on a water pill to keep your blood pressure down. Then you're peeing out more than you normally would and you dehydrate extra quickly. Also, your thirst response changes with age, and your appetite does, too. So older adults often don't feel the initial urge like, oh, it's hot out. I'm so thirsty. I should start hydrating really well. I know a lot of older adults also reduce their liquid intake because they're worried about having to get up in the night and pee. I don't drink anything after four because otherwise I'm up all night peeing. Unfortunately, urinary changes also happen, and so people will deliberately restrict their water intake, not realizing how the heat is affecting them. There's a lot more, but that's something to think about right now. Yeah. As you age, your lungs become more susceptible to pollutants in the air Matt Holiner: I wanted to hit on the air quality as well. what is it as you age that we become more susceptible to the pollutants in the air as well? Lauren Southerland: So remember back in 1940 when a lot of older adults were alive and everybody smoked, and all restaurants were smoking? Restaurants. Even if you weren't a smoker, we know that that second hand smoke affected everybody. I'm the child of the 80s that I remember being picked up from school and, the other parents, everyone in the parent line had the cigarettes outside their car. It was very common. Right. So a lot of people have long term damage from smoking. Also, your just respiratory capacity, your ability to take a deep breath in, your ability to filter out bad things in your lungs, fight off infections. Imagine if you might have 100% lung capacity, but when you're 85, maybe you have 80% of your lung capacity. And then I throw some smoke in those lungs, and that puts you down to 50% lung capacity. So you just don't have as much what we call functional reserve or extra ability in your lungs to take any small hit. What the elderly can do when severe storms and tornado warnings come through Kirsten Lang: So we get, in Tulsa, some pretty severe weather, as you guys do as well, where you live. And I guess my question is, when you have severe storms and tornado warnings that come through for the elderly population, is there any advice? Because so many times they say you hear tornado warnings, you need to get to a safe space. What basement? bathroom in the middle of the house, whatever it might be. Some elderly patients aren't able to move around as easily. Is there any advice maybe that you would give to those that are in those types of situations? And I know everybody's a little different, but they're in those situations that they could do to, make themselves as safe as possible? Lauren Southerland: Oh, that's a wonderful question. So I think especially sheltering from tornadoes or severe storms, you usually think, go to the basement. Right. But many older adults are almost restricted to the first level of their houses due to mobility issues. If you're in a walker, going down a flight of stairs to the basement is going to be very difficult and dangerous for you. So a couple of things they can do is, one, figure out who their local emergency medical services, EMS agency is, and often, they will keep lists of vulnerable older adults so that they'll know if, hey, if there's a big storm, a power is knocked out, they should know who to go and check up on. But if you don't call and say, my mom lives at this address, I'm four states away, I worry about her every storm. Can you make sure she's on your list of people to check if there's a problem in that area? Not all EMS agency does, but it's worth a call. And maybe you'll encourage more to do so. Another thing that you can do is make sure that you know who your neighbors are. So if you're an older adult who, is very healthy and capable, check in with your neighbor, say, hey, let's have a little cul de sac plant so that I've got all your cell phones, I can check with you, I can help you get to a safe place if you need to. So those of us, we have to be communities, and weather affects us all as communities, and we have to make sure that we're helping each other. And if you know that you would have difficulty getting to a safe place, can you work with family and friends to develop as safe a place as possible? On the first floor, sometimes a bathroom or in a room of the house? Sean Sublette: Yeah. Extending off of that, a little bit. Those are the smaller disasters, if you will. But when we think about safety messaging for larger storms, whether that's a hurricane or maybe it's a more devastating or longer term a winter storm, are ah there some kind of messages that you wish we would be getting out as a weather community better than we are doing now when we look at these larger scale weather phenomenon that pose greater risk to older adults? Lauren Southerland: Yes. I think one of them is medication management. So letting people know, even if you're safe in your home, if electricity goes out and you have insulin that needs to stay refrigerated, or other medications that need to be refrigerated, make sure you've got a lot of ice packs in your freezer or things to keep things cool until electricity comes back on. Or if you need to travel too, imagine having enough medication and packing it all up to travel. I also think the way emergency response systems work in the US. Is we don't want to evacuate people unless we absolutely have to. That's a big burden on people. It's a big issue with traffic. It can cause more problems. So they try to predict, but weather is what it is, and they try to delay evacuation orders until they're as sure as possible that people need to leave. And so sometimes that doesn't allow time for older adults to make the preparations they should be, especially for things like medication, oxygen travel, and pets. Pets is another big one. People love their pets. And sometimes emergency shelters won't let you take cats and dogs and lizards and birds with you. So having an emergency response plan for your animals, too, can make people more comfortable with evacuation and with following emergency orders. I don't know. Do you have any pets, Sean? Sean Sublette: we have a three year old dog, half shiba inu, half husky, and, there are times she can be a handful. So I understand that that is a challenge, to be sure. Lauren Southerland: That sounds adorable. And I will have to see your dog in, like, the super doll with everybody evacuated together. you could imagine the chaos. Joe Martucci: No. Well, I know when we had, Sandy here in 2012 in New Jersey, there were some people, like, I don't want to move because of I have my pets. I don't know what to do with my pets. And I know it's not necessarily an age thing, but just in general, it's a good idea. You make a good point to, make sure you have a plan for your pets as well, because we often think of them just as a part of the family, as your brothers and sisters and parents and daughters and sons are here. So very good stuff. We're going to take a break, and then on the other side, we're going to talk to you more about this topic here with Dr. Lauren Sutherland here on the across the sky podcast. And we are back with the across the sky podcast, hosted by your Lee Weather team here. You can find new episodes every Monday wherever you get your podcasts or on your favorite news website. We are here with Dr. Lauren Sutherland from the Ohio State University. She is an emergency medicine physician here, specializing in geriatric emergency medicine. And, we were talking a little bit I was talking a little bit about Sandy in 2012. And I did a story on this last year about extreme sea level rise or extreme events caused by sea level rise, your sandies, whatever that have seen increased water levels in some of these coastal towns. A lot of people, who are seniors like to live at the shore. I want to do that one day, too, hand up. But the research that I found was that 12% of those over the age of 80 lack mobility to evacuate on their own, and 13 would be unable to hear sirens or commands from emergency personnel. And one of the chiefs of the local fire department down here had a quote talking to me about Sandy. They said, it's not that our seniors aren't intelligent enough to leave. It's just half the time they don't have a place to go because they don't have anybody left, or they can't even evacuate on their own. So just kind of going off of the numbers. And what I said there, what do you tell emergency personnel if you're speaking with them about this and what to do? Because sometimes they don't have anybody left. And not only that, if you can't hear a siren as well. You might not know, hey, a tornado is coming, or we have even a fire, right? It doesn't even have to be a weather event, per se, but any kind of these disasters that comes through, yeah. Lauren Southerland: It can be a big deal. And your sense of smell can decrease as you get older, so you might not even smell the wildfires and things as much. I remember one delightful older woman who had lived alone in her house, and her family was starting to realize that maybe great grandma wasn't doing as well as they thought. And so they were all in the Er. With me, and I asked her, man, what would she do if you smelled smoke in the house? Smoke? I don't smoke. We'll be just fine. okay, so she wouldn't be able to respond to a fire alarm or an emergency. Well, and this is about time that she needs an assisted living or some other type of care. But it's hard to make that decision as a family because obviously, we all want to stay in our own homes as long as possible. But, visual problems, too, tend to get worse as we get older. And so your ability to drive to a new place, maybe somebody is buying it into the grocery store, to their doctors or things around town, but then you're telling them to evacuate town around new routes, and that's incredibly difficult for somebody who's 85. Matt Holiner: Yeah, and that's kind of what I want to focus on, because I'm sure that the ideal situation is that younger family members are nearby and can help in these emergency situations when there's a possible evacuation needed. But, my concern is for those who are a long distance away from their older relatives, and they can't quickly get there to assist them in an emergency situation, say, a landfalling hurricane or possibility of a big, severe weather outbreak. So what recommendations do you have to help those family members who can't always be nearby and get to their older relatives quickly? What can they do to help prepare them to handle that situation and make them better prepared for a situation like that? If they can't get to them to actively help them, what are some of the things maybe they can buy or contacts, people, a different kind of person they can contact who might be able to assist? What kind of recommendations do you have for those who are farther away from the relatives that can't actively help them? Lauren Southerland: Matt, I think you just answered your own question, so, yes, you need to make a plan with them and talk through it. Talk through different scenarios with your parents. Okay. If this were to happen with tornado warning, what are you doing right now? What can I install to make it safer for you and have a separate contact so that you know not only your loved one, but also a neighbor's number or someone else in the city who is there and can stop in and check on them. It can be more difficult to navigate new situations, especially with dementia Kirsten Lang: I want to ask about even the kind of emotional or mental state of older patients, too, that may maybe have been through, some sort of emergency weather, situation, say a tornado or severe weather, some storm that came through, knocked down a tree in their yard, something like that, to where it could have emotionally scarred them. And do you notice that those elderly patients tend to hold on to those types of things a little bit more than those that are maybe younger in age? Is that something that you see that changes as we get older? Lauren Southerland: I don't have much knowledge of, honestly. My guess would be that that's a person to person issue. Some of us move on more easily. I, have four kids. One is very much like, oh, that was a piece of paper given to me by somebody in kindergarten. And it has great meaning. I'm like, do you remember the kid's name? No, this is all I have left of him. And then there's like, man, I know what that is. Let's just move on more easily. some do not. But it can be more difficult to adjust, to change. It can be more difficult to navigate new situations, especially with things like dementia. There are many different kinds of dementia, but the most common Alzheimer's dementia, the first thing you lose is what's called executive function. Executive function is your ability to weigh risk and benefits, your ability to do complicated calculations in your finances. And that's why one of the reasons why older adults are more likely to get scammed, someone says, oh, I've got this great idea for you, and we'll make tons of money together. Oh, that sounds good. You can't weigh the risks and benefits as well with more complicated situations. And so I'm certain that probably applies to disaster management, too, and weather disasters. They're thinking, this house stood through six storms already. Nothing can be thrown at me that hasn't been thrown at me before. You're shaking your head, Sean, like you've heard this from your parents'we. Sean Sublette: we hear this a when in weather and media, after every storm, ever since we begin our careers, right after college, we hear, I've never seen this before. And you hear that every time there's a storm everywhere you go, because these are unique events in someone's life, whether it's a Sandy in Jersey, whether, ah, it's a Camille in Virginia like we had in 1969. One of the issues older adults are most concerned about with weather is flooding Sean Sublette: But to expand on that point a little bit, are there particular types of weather disasters that you see kind of coming? Like in a shorter term forecast? Like, say, oh, there's a winter storm that's coming, or maybe there's a hurricane that's coming, an ice storm, a potential tornado outbreak. Are there types of events that every event has its bad in its own way, but are there particular kinds of events that are worse than others? I hate to say what's the top ten worst ones, but are there things that you see on a weather map? Or when one of us are talking about, ah, a particular kind of weather one or two days from now that really gets you overly concerned? Lauren Southerland: I think one of the ones I'm most concerned about with older adults, it is extreme storms and flooding. Because the flooding takes out transport, m, and so it makes it so much harder to get to them, to evacuate them, to help them. And as you've seen extreme storms and flooding, it can take days, months to clean things out. You can have long term damage to your homes, to the air quality of your homes from the mold and things. So a tornado comes and it's terrible, but it's almost easier to pick up the pieces afterwards. I think also the extreme heat we've been seeing, especially this past summer, where there was just weeks and weeks of extreme heat, that has to be very difficult for older adults to deal with. Sean Sublette: One of the things that we've tried to do better as a community of weather communicators is to emphasize the risks with flooding. Whether that's flash flooding along streams and creeks, or oceanside, bay flooding, coastal, flooding, because they each really cut down on transit and make it difficult for people to get where they need to go should they need to evacuate. But as you said, the tornado comes and goes, but flooding does long term damage. I want to say I'm glad to hear you say that, but it is something that I think emphasizes the work we need to do as a community to really emphasize the risk from flooding. Because flooding isn't always one of these sexier things you see on TV. Tornado is very visual, ice is very visual, snow, is very visual. Flooding as an onsense isn't necessarily a very visual thing. but of course, when it comes at night, it's especially dangerous. We have an aging population and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent Sean Sublette: So thank you for sharing that. Matt Holiner: I kind of want to look at the big picture because it seems like we're headed towards the wrong direction. Because we got two things working against us here. One, we know the weather is becoming more extreme. These extreme events are occurring more often. And two, we definitely have an aging population. Ah, that baby boomer population isn't getting any younger. And so we have a growing amount of senior citizens. So I'm thinking as we go through the next 1020 years, what do we need to work on as a society to get people better prepared? We know we can't control the weather. I mean, obviously we could work on climate change and trying to reduce for extreme events. But from a society's perspective, let's plan on the preparation. If we know that there's probably going to be more extremely weather events that we've got this aging population. What do we need to work on to prepare those older adults? Like, what should we be working on collectively as society? What do you see as the biggest issue, the biggest thing that we need to work on to be prepared for the future? Lauren Southerland: I think we are, as you said, getting a growing generation of older adults that are living longer and staying in their own homes longer. And we could have a whole nother discussion on weather disaster plans for, nursing facilities and other group home facilities. But I'm kind of focusing on the community dwelling older adults because I think that's where we as individuals can have a little more impact in our own communities. And as I said, not every EMS agency has a list of vulnerable older adults in their community. They don't even know where to go. We don't even know who's capable of getting out of their homes and evacuating and who's not. Probably not even in your own neighborhood. There's probably some neighbors you've seen like, oh, that's Betty. She looks a little weaker today. You know, her garden is not as pretty as it normally is. I think I heard she was in the hospital, but you don't really know if there was a storm, could Betty get out? Should you go check on help on her? Check on her door and help her or if she has a plan? So I think one of the great things that the National Center for EMS and other big EMS agencies is doing is trying to really up our game on disaster preparedness across the US. But it's difficult because every disaster is a new one, right? But there are some things like trying to make lists of vulnerable people. There are other things. So EMS agencies can put lockboxes on your doors where they can get in and out, but nobody else can. And so that's really helpful for older adult. So if they have to call 911 or they fall or something, then EMS can get in and get them without someone else having to be there to open up the door. Or as I've seen people drag themselves with a hip fracture across the floor to the front door to reach up and hit the lock button. We can be better about knowing who needs help and getting them the help they need. Emergency response systems. Not everybody has a cell phone. Still are. there other ways that we can communicate with people about local disaster plans and ensure that people have local disaster plans. That's hard on the national level, because so much of this needs to be community by community. What Kirsten sees in a big city like Tulsa might be different from somebody. Imagine if you're in a rural situation. You're a rural EMS agency that covers so many miles, and how are you even going to get to all the people and check up on them? I. Need, like what my dentist has. Did you know you have appointment tomorrow? respond yes. If you're aware and you have a plan. If they can text me 800 times for a dental appointment, we should be able to set up something where we can send out an alert and get a little response from people who need help. Matt Holiner: Yeah, I think it all comes back to preparation and planning and that we always talk about this when it comes to these weather events. But there's a reason, I think when you bring senior citizens into it, it's even more important to do the preparation, do the planning, so that when the emergency happens, you know what to do. You have a plan, you're prepared for it. So do the planning ahead of time to get prepared for these events. Lauren Southerland: so if everybody that listens to this calls a couple older relatives or checks on people's in the neighborhood and, make sure they have a disaster preparedness plan and a weather preparedness plan, we've done a good thing today in New Jersey. Joe Martucci: We have something called Register Ready, which, identifies seniors who need special assistance. It was started kind of, in the wake of Sandy back in 2012, really just on the county level, first in one of the counties, and then spread it statewide. But I want to end with this because we kind of just touched on it before. I've heard just kind of over the years that as you age, it's better to be in a city as opposed to a suburb or a rural area. I want to know if you feel that's better for people's health as they get older, and why or why not, and how that could parlay into getting assistance when a disaster hits. Lauren Southerland: I think you can age gracefully and have a great life in a rural setting or city setting, but you need to be someplace where you can access health care well, which is not every place in the US. There's some places with a lack of primary care doctors, a lack of hospitals, a lot of rural hospitals closing. What does that do to our disaster management when we have so many rural hospitals closing? So you have to consider the risks and benefits to the person. And if they live far out, where you don't have a lot of neighbors or be hard for someone to even get to you to check on you, then it's going to be difficult to make sure people are okay. But I love the, Jersey response system. Joe Martucci: I want that mean, you know, can't all be New Jersey, but others try. Most fail to replicate. Well, I'll leave it off with that. I think that's a good note to leave it off on. But, Dr. Sutherland, we really appreciate the time. Thanks for, coming on and sharing your insight about this. And, we hope everyone that's listening got a good taste of her expertise and her words about how to, always stay safe and stay prepared in both, any kind of weather that we have, particularly the significant, extreme weather that we have. So thank you again for coming on. Lauren Southerland: Thank you as well. Joe Martucci: And we want to thank Dr. Lauren Sutherland again for coming on the podcast. And if you're keeping score at home, because I know I have, that is two of our last three podcasts where our guests like something that New Jersey does. So there's that. Matt Holiner: The New Jersey connection keeps showing up. Joe Martucci: Listen, often replicated, never duplicated. Sean Sublette: The State University of New Jersey. Joe Martucci: That's right, Rutgers. The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick. If you want to go a step. Sean Sublette: Forward, because that is where that's a lot to put on a sign. Joe Martucci: Man yes. That's why we just put the little block R. We hope people get, that it's Rutgers at that point. So what'd you guys think? What'd you guys think? Sean Sublette: No, it was good. My mom is starting to get older as well. So these are things that we have to start thinking about as she continues to get older, to maintain good quality of life for her and to be sure that she is in a safe place when the weather is threatening. She's at a good place now, and we want to be sure and keep it that way. But these are things and also, as people who the four of us, we message severe weather, right? Whether it's the classical damaging individual storms, a hurricane, a flood, an ice storm, to remember these important messages, to share with those who can't go somewhere, because sometimes they just can't. Matt Holiner: Yeah, one of the things that stood out to me is when we're talking about severe weather coverage and what to do during a tornado warning, hey, get to the lowest floor of your home, get into the basement. And then you think you're telling people to do this, but there's some people that physically cannot do it. They might be watching you or listening to your report to take Shell shelter, and they're on the second floor of their home in a wheelchair, and there's nobody else in the home with them. And how are they going to get down to the first floor? How are they going to get down to the basement? So some people not being able to physically do it, and, that's a scary thought that you could be telling people to take action, they just can't do it. So making sure that to prepare those people and make sure that again, I think it's all about the plan and preparation. When you know there's a potential for a severe weather outbreak and there's going to be a chance to rain, that's paying attention to the forecast, then making sure that that person who cannot physically who may have to take shelter and can't physically do it. Making sure there's someone in the home with them to make sure that they can get to that safe spot. They can physically carry them down if need be. If they're not physically able to do it, they have someone with them who can help them in an emergency situation. So, paying attention to the forecast. And if you don't live near your older relatives, finding someone who can help them out, a close family friend or another family member, someone who can have access to help them out in case the worst should happen and a tornado is on the ground headed towards yeah, all good stuff. Joe Martucci: And we appreciate her coming on, and especially as we're getting into winter weather, you have your blizzards snowstorms where you might actually be trapped in the house for a day or something like that. it was real good information. So we thank Lauren for coming on again here. Looking forward. We have an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson coming up Joe Martucci: Sean, I'm going to turn it over to you because we got, a big podcast coming up next Monday, don't we? Sean Sublette: Yeah. So I'm getting ready to have an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, as he likes to say, your personal astrophysicist. he's launching kind of a book tour. A new book came out called To Infinity and beyond, talking about humans moving up through the atmosphere and beyond into the stars. the book tour is going to bring him down here through Richmond, so I was fortunate enough to score a 15 minutes zoom interview with him ahead of time. That interview we are actually doing, on, the 7 November. So we should drop that into the podcast, after that. So we'll talk about the importance of science and science communications, in an era of misinformation, which the four of us working in media, I know we've seen a lot of. So I'm very much looking forward to having him, do the interview and parlaying that into a podcast, coming up. Joe Martucci: Awesome. Matt Holiner: Yeah. Joe Martucci: And we got plenty more episodes after that. I'll, pat ourselves on the back, our across the sky podcast team, because we have episodes lined up pretty much until the end of the year at this point. I think we're missing one at this point, one empty slot. But we got a lot coming up for you as we go forward in time. If you want to have a question or leave a question for us, you can on our, Voicemail Hotline. I should say 609-272-7099. Again, 609-272-7099. We did have a question a, couple of weeks ago, of course. 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The Cybertruck of 2035 will be a mundane part of everyday life. Most of the stuff around us today - is going to still be around in a Solarpunk future. To foreshorten the Gibson quote: “The future is already here”. Full Show Notes: https://www.thejaymo.net/2023/10/28/301-2335-solarpunk-cybertruck/ Support the show! Subscribe to the zine Watch on Youtube Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded by @thejaymo
Heatwaves aren't just uncomfortable; they are deadly for millions of people around the globe each year. Recognizing this growing threat, governments and safety departments are starting to reconsider their vulnerabilities to heat and are taking action to protect their populations and infrastructure. Today on the podcast, we talk to Eleni Myrivili, who was appointed as the first ever World Chief Heat Officer by the United Nations last year. Her job is to help cities think harder about heat and come up with plans to mitigate its effects (3:30). Then, on a new Code Corner, engineer Val Ziavras answers specific questions about how to calculate occupant load in the Life Safety Code· (47:00). LINKS Read the heat action plans for Ahmedabad, India and Miami-Dade County Heat action platform to help create a heat action plan in your community
In this episode, President and executive writing coach Christine Tulley describes the role of writing music as a way to “get ready” to write or how to determine what to listen to during the writing process. EPISODE MENTIONED Episode 5: Make Writing an Event [audio | video] RESOURCES MENTIONED NYLON “It's Lit: What 12 Authors Listen to When They Write“ Music Playlists Writing Session 1 Academic Writing Pregame 9 Heatwave in Havana - Starr Restaurants DPL RESOURCES Check out our November writing class with higher education guru and DPL writing coach James Lang on Writing an Academic Newsletter with Substack. Check out our current and past workshops at Eventbrite for writing support content. Missed workshop? Request a workshop or webinar from firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget about the wonderful resources at Textbook and Academic Authors Association. The organization can be found at: https://www.taaonline.net/ New TAA members can use the coupon code TAADP10 for $10 off an annual membership. You will also receive a copy of the eBook, Guide to Making Time to Write: 100+ Time & Productivity Management Tips for Textbook and Academic Authors.
Mike Sertle, manager of conservation programs, and Sara Burns, water program specialist, join Dr. Mike Brasher to share the exciting story of how DU is growing conservation through innovative partnerships around the many benefits of wetlands and waterfowl habitat. From water quality to flood water retention and coastal resiliency, DU's new work in Sustainability and Nature-based Solutions is attracting more partners, funding sources, and ideas to our waterfowl and wetlands conservation mission.www.ducks.org/DUPodcast
Heatwaves around the Mediterranean - from Spain to Greece - have damaged olive harvests, with recent reports indicating that Europe has almost run out of local olive oil supplies. For its part, Greece- a key exporter of high quality extra virgin olive oil to the rest of the world - is expected to produce a third less than last year, and consumers are already experiencing significant price hikes on a product that is seen as essential in every Greek home. Vasilis Frantzolas, an olive oil seminar teacher and taster and the publisher of the book "Modern Techniques for Olive Growing and Production of Quality Olive Oil", joins Thanos Davelis to look at the scope of the crisis facing the olive oil industry today, break down what these shortages and inevitable price hikes mean for countries like Greece, and explore whether climate change is putting the future of this ancient industry at risk.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Europe's olive oil supply running out after drought – and the odd hailstormMajor olive oil heist in Halkidiki as prices surgeTurkey's Fidan declares all PKK, YPG facilities in Syria, Iraq as 'legitimate targets'Turkey threatens to expand strikes in Syria, IraqAnkara tables old energy proposal undermining existing framework on Cyprus
New York's recent peak day for electricity consumption came during a heatwave, as millions of people relied on their air conditioners to keep cool. That's not unusual. However, some of the circumstances leading up to that day still provided a challenge.On our latest Power Trends podcast, NYISO's Vice President of Operations Aaron Markham discusses what goes into maintaining a reliable grid during a late-season heatwave. The peak load on Sept. 6 was just over 30,200 megawatts. New York's historic peak demand is 33,956 megawatts, recorded in July 2013.Markham pointed out that there have been several system changes since then, like generator retirements. It's unusual to see a peak day in September. The high-demand days usually come in July or August when hot, humid conditions drive up the desire for air conditioning. Besides the peak coming later in the season than expected, there were other unusual factors that came up.“We had some generation that became forced out of service,” Markham said.When something like that happens, the operators in the control room activate contingency plans.“That resulted in us committing some additional generation to make sure we had sufficient supply,” he explained.On a peak day like this, very close coordination with utility companies is also essential.“The expectation is that we've talked through all the potential contingencies that could occur,” Markham said. “What is a system going to look like? What is the set of resources that we're going to use to resolve that and make sure that everybody is on board, from the neighbors to the utilities in the state, to the NYISO operators in the room.”Challenging situations aren't limited to warmer months. Markham's team of operators had to deal with a different set of conditions brought on by sudden extreme cold in December 2022. With high demand for natural gas to heat people's homes, meant less gas available for generating electricity.“We have a survey process where we actually reach out to the generators to look at…what is their fuel supply situation? Do they have alternate oil backup in the tanks? Are they expecting deliveries of that?” Markham explained. “So that's another aspect that comes into winter operations, all of which we did leading up to this event.”Events like this demonstrate New York's system is reliable, Markham said.“We were able to maintain flows within limits, all the various parameters on the power system within limits. And we still did have, through the event, some surplus capability,” he said.To learn more about our Operations Team and how they manage the grid, listen to the podcast.Additional Resources and InformationReal-Time DashboardShaving Peaks with the SunStaying Cool in the Deep Freeze: How NYISO's Forecasters Performed During Winter Storm ElliottLearn More Follow us on Twitter @NewYorkISO and LinkedIn @NYISO Read our blogs and watch our videos Check out our 2040 grid page
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Welcome to another exciting episode of the Refrigeration Mentor Podcast. Our host Trevor Matthews, an expert in the field of refrigeration and HVAC will be diving into Cutting-Edge of Warm Ambient Strategies. Here are the topics we dive into: Understanding CO2 Transcritical Systems Trevor provides an overview of CO2 transcritical systems and why they are gaining popularity in the HVACR industry. He explains the environmental benefits and energy efficiency of using CO2 as a refrigerant. Check out CO2 Booster Basics - https://youtu.be/ToALfOJJVD0?si=I-tAitreqmIARGmc Adiabatic Gas Cooler and Condenser Trevor discusses the importance of adiabatic gas coolers and condensers in CO2 transcritical systems. He explains how they optimize heat rejection and increase system efficiency in warm ambient conditions. Parallel Compression for Enhanced Efficiency Trevor dives into the concept of parallel compression and its role in boosting system efficiency. He shares real-world examples of how parallel compression can reduce energy consumption. Check out a Video on Parallel Compression - https://youtu.be/3Xf2Gv0keBo?si=nTq_-diyMrMlmUTZ High Pressure and Low Pressure Ejectors Trevor explores the use of high-pressure and low-pressure ejectors in transcritical CO2 systems. He highlights their contributions to efficiency improvements and system performance. Check out a Video on Ejectors - https://youtu.be/f12BTUSrlzQ?si=h7zZNf2MJuBcbn7T PXG1300 Technology Trevor introduces the PXG1300, a cutting-edge component in CO2 transcritical systems. The will help reduce the amount of compressor on the system. He explains its advanced control and optimization capabilities, and how it's changing system design and operation. Check out a Video on PXG1300 - https://youtu.be/frk19XUMUV0?si=7h9V3MSRkON6fn2q Mechanical Subcooling for Better Efficiency Trevor discusses the significance of mechanical subcooling and how it enhances system efficiency. He talks about its role in preventing system failures and ensuring consistent performance. Check out this video on Mechanical Subcooling - https://youtu.be/rgHJyIlcjgE?si=rDJp2qiTpOMi-WXw Flooded Evaporator Technologies Trevor explains the use of flooded evaporators, including both FTE and ETE technologies. He breaks down their efficiency metrics and how they impact system performance. Check out a video on FTE & ETE Technology - https://youtu.be/frk19XUMUV0?si=7h9V3MSRkON6fn2q Real-World Applications and Case Studies Trevor shares some real-world examples and case studies where these CO2 transcritical strategies have been successfully implemented. Future Trends and Innovations Trevor speculates on the future of CO2 transcritical systems and what innovations we can expect to see in the coming years. He emphasizes the importance of staying updated in this rapidly evolving field. Conclusion: Trevor wraps up the episode by summarizing the key takeaways from the discussion. He encourages listeners to explore these strategies further and stay curious about advancements in refrigeration and HVACR technology. ================================== Let's Connect on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/refrigerationmentor/ Upcoming Servicing Compressors, Supermarket and CO2 Trainings - Learn More Here Learn More About Refrigeration Mentor - https://refrigerationmentor.com/ Get A Free Service & Compressor Troubleshooting Guide - Access Here
Vatican scientist will be among the first to study space rocks delivered from the heavens; The base of the food chain in Great Slave Lake has been altered as climate changed; The stone age was probably also the wood age; Investigating what makes a good bat-condo; Climate change is making marine heat waves more frequent and intense – and that's changing life in the ocean; Listener question:What impact do solar flares have on the planets closer to the Sun than Earth?
Kim Chakanetsa talks to two female music managers who have made a significant impact in an often male-dominated field. Kei Henderson was the personal manager of rapper 21 Savage for several years. She currently serves as the CEO and founder of Third ad Hayden, a management company that supports musical ad executive talent. She's currently managing Rico Nasty ad emerging talents such as Annahstasia, Ben Reilly, Jordan Hawkins and Kenneth Whalum. Amy Morgan worked across the whole spectrum of the music industry. She started out at Island Records, then moved to the independent label Beggars Music Group, where she became the creative director. Amy has managed the British indie rock band Glass Animals, whose recent hit Heat Waves led them to become the first British band to have a number one in the Global Spotify charts. Produced by Beatriz De La Pava. (Image: (L) Kei Henderson. (R) Amy Morgan.)
Astronomers Find Exoplanet That May Be Covered In WaterScientists using the James Webb Space Telescope made an exciting discovery this week: Exoplanet K2-18 b, 120 light years away from our solar system, could be covered by a water ocean, similar to Earth. Astronomers say this could be a big leap in our exploration of life on other planets.This news comes amid another JWST discovery: The earliest black holes seem to be much larger than black holes today. This news also provides evidence that black holes can form without stars, a theorized phenomenon that has never been directly observed.Joining Ira to talk about these and other science stories of the week is Tim Revell, Deputy U.S. Editor of New Scientist, based in New York, New York. What Radioactive Animals Teach Us About Nuclear FalloutWhen you hear the words “radioactive wildlife,” your brain probably jumps to Chernobyl's wolves, which—despite the odds—are still thriving at the site of the nuclear disaster. Or maybe you've heard of the rat snakes in Fukushima that pick up radioactive contamination as they slither around.Well, it's time to add two more to that list of radioactive critters: turtles and wild boar. They're the subjects of two new studies that looked at radioactivity in wildlife and mapped out where it came from. Ira talks with Dr. Cyler Conrad, archaeologist at Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland, Washington who worked on the turtle study, and Dr. Georg Steinhauser, professor of applied radiochemistry at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, who studied boar. They chat about the two studies, how wildlife can clue us into radioactive contamination, and what we can learn from critters in nuclear fallout zones. Waiting for the Bus in Houston is Hot. And Dangerous.It was a hot summer day and Glory Medina and her daughter Jade, who was 3 at the time, were running a quick errand at the grocery store near their apartment in Gulfton. They had taken the bus and once they arrived, the two of them faced a giant unshaded parking lot, the black asphalt radiating heat into their faces as they walked across it.The blast of AC felt cool as they entered the store, and Medina bent down to lift her daughter into the grocery cart. That's when she noticed Jade's face was red, almost purple.“I got scared,” Medina said in Spanish, remembering that day four years ago.Read more at sciencefriday.com. The Psychology Behind Wide Receivers' Jersey NumbersFootball season is officially here, with the NFL's first game kicking off last Sunday. And if you've been watching the sport for a long time, you may have noticed some changes: better-padded helmets meant to reduce serious brain injury, new “sticky” gloves that make it easier for players to hold the ball, and lighter-weight jerseys that make it harder for other players to grab onto. But you'll also notice the numbers on those jerseys are different, too.For most of the NFL's history, wide receivers could only pick jersey numbers between 80 and 89. But in 2004, the league relaxed this policy, allowing players to also pick numbers between 10 and 19. Many players preferred these smaller values explaining that the 1 looked slimmer than the 8, and made them feel thinner and faster. As of 2019, 80% of wide receivers made the switch.But is there an actual association between smaller numbers and perception of body size?To investigate whether this was fact or superstition, Dr. Ladan Shams, professor of psychology, bioengineering, and neuroscience at UCLA, ran a study that found those wide receivers were onto something: the results suggest there is a correlation between smaller numbers and perceived body size. Her team's research was published in PLOS One. She joins Ira to talk about the study and what it could tell us about implicit bias. To stay updated on all-things-science, sign up for Science Friday's newsletters.Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.