The Washington Post: “Historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest has killed hundreds in the U.S. and Canada over the past week,” “Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC.”
Twitter: @NWS, July 29, 2021.
Erika Moseson, MD, pulmonary critical care doctor, Portland and Gresham, OR.
Climate Central: “Heat and Hospitalizations: Regional Heat Index Range for Peak Hospitalizations.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Assessment of extreme heat and hospitalizations to inform early warning systems.”
Kristie L. Ebi, professor, Center for Health and the Global Environment, University of Washington, Seattle.
NBC News: “As extreme heat becomes more common, ERs turn to body bags to save lives.”
U.S. Census Bureau.
Jeremy Hoffman, chief scientist, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.
Climate: “The Effects of historical housing policies on resident exposure to intra-urban heat: a study of 108 urban areas.”
National Weather Service: “Heat Safety Tips and Resources.”
Linda McCauley, PhD, registered nurse; dean, Emory University School of Nursing, Atlanta.
WGXA: “Football practice where teen became unresponsive then died, started indoors due to heat.”
World Weather Attribution: “Rapid attribution analysis of the extraordinary heatwave on the Pacific Coast of the US and Canada June 2021.”
Climatology: “The emergence of heat and humidity too severe for human tolerance.”