The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a first-of-its-kind online tool to help emergency and public health planners prepare for and respond to extreme heat events. The Heat & Health Tracker provides timely, user-friendly, local-level heat and health data and information.
Detroit Urban Heat Island mapping campaign lead Jordan Larson is interviewed by local NPR affiliate.
Like preparing for climate change, being adaptive is essential for a successful community heat-mapping campaign. We offer the following advice on five of the most common scenarios that can occur during a Heat Watch campaigns.
NIHHIS is an integrated information system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. NIHHIS is a jointly developed system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.