Summer ushers in the season of extreme weather as heat, wildfire, hurricanes, and flooding events are all becoming more frequent and more severe. Extreme weather is taking an increasing toll on households and communities across the country in the form of adverse health impacts; damage and destruction of property; and loss of income and livelihoods. The Woods Institute will be convening a series of webinars examining the relation between climate change and extreme events which will pay particular attention to how the impacts are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable, exacerbating inequities and affecting those least able to bear the financial, social and physical costs.
This webinar on extreme heat will feature a panel of Stanford scholars and other experts who will examine the rising risk of extreme heat for both infrastructure and property as well as the negative health impacts for humans and ecosystems. Potential actions and investments that governments and local communities can implement to alleviate inequities for those most at risk will also be discussed.