Deadly Heat Waves Expected in the Midwest

Monday, July 18, 2011

This week, meteorologists are predicting that heat waves will hit hard and heavy in the midwest. Though many consider them to be merely a nuisance, heat waves are among the deadliest natural disasters in the U.S. So why don’t we treat heat waves with more concern?

Eric Klinenberg, a sociology professor at New York University and the author of "Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago" and the forthcoming "Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone," talks about why Americans don't treat heatwaves more seriously.


Eric Klinenberg

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Peg from Southern Tier NY

air conditioning

Jul. 18 2011 07:13 AM

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