Great story on Phoenix’s version of climate adaptation: Moving as much daily life as possible to the nighttime.
Phoenix is one of the hottest and fastest-warming cities in the United States. Here in the Valley of the Sun, neighborhoods thrum with activity at dawn and dusk to avoid the worst of the heat.
NYT, on live in heat-ravages Phoenix: “‘Around here it will still be over 100 degrees at 10 at night...They say it is always darkest before the dawn. Here it is always coolest before dawn.’” Thank God climate change is just a Chinese hoax, right?
“I switch everything around. I do everything at night.” As cities like Phoenix broil, people shift their activities to nighttime. It’s not easy.
As Phoenix heats up, work and play shift into the cooler hours of the night. A photo essay
“We talk about hydration all the time." In Phoenix, a city that was always hot in the summer becomes scorching because of climate change, and it shifts the ways people work and play.
“The heat illnesses, we really have to train our guys on. They don’t recognize it right away.” In Phoenix in the summer, with temperatures boosted by climate change, staying hydrated is a matter of life and death.
“We talk about hydration all the time." In Phoenix, a city that was always hot in the summer becomes scorching because of climate change, and it shifts the ways people work and play.
“The heat illnesses, we really have to train our guys on. They don’t recognize it right away.” In Phoenix in the summer, with temperatures boosted by climate change, staying hydrated is a matter of life and death.
Night shift in Phoenix - climate change poetry by ⁦⁩ - climate reporting at its best.
As Phoenix Heats Up, the Night Comes Alive from
A view into our not so distant dystopian future when the heat causes life to shift to the night