Summer ushers in the season of extreme weather as heat, wildfire, hurricanes, and flooding events are all becoming more frequent and more severe. Extreme weather is taking an increasing toll on households and communities across the country in the form of adverse health impacts; damage and destruction of property; and loss of income and livelihoods. The Woods Institute will be convening a series of webinars examining the relation between climate change and extreme events which will pay particular attention to how the impacts are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable, exacerbating inequities and affecting those least able to bear the financial, social and physical costs.
Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment senior fellow, Noah Diffenbaugh, along with UC-Irvine postdoctoral fellow, Aidee Guzman and United Farm Workers Foundation government affairs deputy director, Eriberto Fernández, joined Woods Perry L. McCarty Director, Chris Field for the first webinar in this series July 28, 2022.
Watch video from the webinar below and read a recent Q&A with Stanford experts on extreme heat's impact on labor.