18 minutes | Jul 25th 2020

#4: Climate Change in Cities - Part 1: Heat Waves, Water Shortage and Crime Rates

Today's episode is Part 1 of a series about how climate change is affecting our cities. There are four episodes in this series, coming out over the coming months, with a different topic for each.

Today's topic is heat and I cover the following issues:

  • What is "Degrees Warming"?
  • Extreme heat / heatwaves (Case study: Paris)
  • Water shortages (Case studies: Nigeria and England)
  • Correlation between heat and increased crime rates

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Intro music by Tanoi
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References:
Many of the facts and figures come from The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells - an amazing book. Specific internet-based resources are shown below.

Heat
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/world/europe/france-europe-extreme-heat.html
https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/paris-trees-famous-landmarks-garden-park-urban-forest-design/591835/
https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/06/europe-heatwave-paris-climate-resilience-weather-hot/592729/
IPCC, Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report, Summary for Policy Makers

Water
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47620228
https://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-thames-water-leaks
https://www.circleofblue.org/2018/world/water-scarcity-looms-in-londons-future/#:~:text=In%20recent%20years%2C%20London%20has,is%20influenced%20by%20several%20factors.

Crime
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/files/ranson_2012-8.FINAL.pdf
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6b37/pdf
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018GH000152
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/9781118517390.wbetc198

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