Phoenix — the hottest big city in the U.S. — hires first-ever heat mitigation officer
With summer temperatures soaring, can Phoenix turn down the heat? The hottest big city in America has just hired its first-ever heat mitigation officer.
David Hondula will be charged with lowering urban temperatures to avoid heat-related deaths, which have soared to new records in recent years.
Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Hondula in a South Phoenix neighborhood where residents are more likely to die of heat-related illness.
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