"Phoenix Tries To Reverse Its 'Silent Storm' Of Heat Deaths"

"There is a moment as heatstroke sets in when the body, no longer able to cool itself, stops sweating. Joey Azuela remembers it well.

"My body felt hot, like, in a different way," he says. "It was like a 'I'm cooking' hot."

Three summers ago, Azuela, then 14, and his father were hiking a trail in one of Phoenix's rugged desert preserves. It was not an unusually hot day for Phoenix, but they had gotten a later start than usual. By the time they reached the top, Azuela was weak and nauseous. They had run out of water."

Will Stone reports for NPR/KJZZ July 9, 2018.


"Summer Nights Are Getting Hotter. That’s a Problem for Heath, Crops and Wildfires." (InsideClimate News)

Source: NPR, 07/10/2018