Show Notes

Host:  Ryan Harris

Guest: No Guest / 5-minute Podcast

Description:  In this lightning quick podcast, we briefly cover the record-breaking heat baking parts of the globe from India and Pakistan to Texas.  Beyond the obvious human health impacts, the heat has detrimental effects on agriculture, energy, and fighting wildfires.  Sensor, forecast, and communication technology continue to improve to provide anticipatory heat alerts.


Delhi suffers at 49C as heatwave sweeps India (BBC)

Heatwave: India’s poor bear the brunt of blistering temperatures (BBC)

Texas toast: Heat crushed records Saturday and will swell northward (WaPo)

Spring Heat Wave Smashing Records in the South, Parts of the Midwest into Late Week (TWC)

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar (Reuters)

After six power plants go offline amid heat wave, ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy use (Fort Worth Star Telegram)

NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects Heat Islands in Extreme Heat WaveAir Force Commits Millions for wearables to counteract troops’ exhaustion (NextGov)

California proposes heat ranking and warning system (Spectrum)

How will climate change change El Nino and La Nina? (NOAA)

What’s the hottest temperatures the human body can endure? (LiveScience)

National Weather Service Heat Forecast Tools

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) warning communication

Google Forecasting and Alert Crisis ResponseDisasterAware Enterprise

Extreme heat, heatwaves, power blackouts, & more