How can America adapt to extreme heat?
ITS HOT. OVER the past month millions of Americans have been sweltering in fierce temperatures. Around a third of the population lives in places where the government has recently issued warnings about extreme heat. How can American cities prepare for an even hotter future? The Economists Oliver Morton tells us what causes heat waves. Jeff Goodell, author of The Heat Will Kill You First, charts how the invention of air conditioning changed the locus of political power in America. And David Hondula, Phoenixs Chief Heat Officer, describes how his city is preparing for a future of scorching summers. John Prideaux hosts with Idrees Kahloon and Aryn Braun. Runtime: 45 min You can now find every episode of Checks and Balance in one place and sign up to our weekly newsletter. For full access to print, digital and audio editions, as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/uspod.