Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Summer time isn’t even over right here within the Northern Hemisphere, however it’s already been a brutal few months. This 12 months’s summer season warmth waves have been extra frequent, extra intense, and longer than any we’ve seen earlier than. We’ve suffered by way of excessive climate occasions brought on by these warmth waves. We’ve seen wildfires which were made extra intense by local weather change. We’ve had failures in infrastructure, trade, and the meals provide. And naturally, these issues are solely getting worse. We’re taking a look at a future the place excessive warmth is simply the brand new regular.

This week, we carry WIRED senior science author Matt Simon onto the present to speak about the place all the warmth is coming from and what it’s doing to the setting. We additionally speak about how shortly the issue of extreme warmth is accelerating, and what—if something—people can do to sluggish it down, or at the least reduce the injury it causes.

Present Notes

Learn Matt’s tales about warmth waves, the wildfires in Lahaina, Maui, and the way the warmth is affecting the ocean’s meals chains. You will discover all of Matt’s WIRED tales in a single place. Additionally, take heed to Matt’s appearances on two earlier episodes referenced on this week’s discuss, after we spoke about microplastics and the Inflation Discount Act of 2022.


Matt recommends the 24 Hours in Historic … historical past ebook sequence that appears at totally different societies. Lauren recommends the brief movie “Tips on how to Catch a TikTok Thief” from The New Yorker. Mike recommends Connections, the brand new day by day sport from The New York Instances.

Matt Simon may be discovered on X, the web site previously generally known as Twitter, @mrMattSimon. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the primary hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Photo voltaic Keys.

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