Heat waves aren’t going away. Here’s how we can prepare
About all those recording setting heatwaves being seen across the United States and Europe this simmer — climate experts expect the sizzling temperatures to rise even higher in the near future. Protecting people from extreme heat is now seen as a critical challenge for those in various science and engineering fields with knowledge and skills in heat mitigation methods and technologies. That specialty is a focus of work at the SHaDE Lab, an ASU urban climate research group directed by Fulton Schools Assistant Professor Ariane Middel. The lab’s urban climate researchers are engaged in multiple efforts to help cities find ways to reduce the impacts of hotter environments on people.