Meet the scientist in charge of dealing with heat in Phoenix
Phoenix has become the first city in the country to open a publicly funded Office of Heat Response and Mitigation; that’s part of nearly $3 million to deal with heat and climate change in the most recent city budget.
Miami, Florida, now also has a similar office, but its is privately-funded.
Phoenix recently named the new and first-ever director of that office: Arizona State University climate and health scientist David Hondula. He started with the city earlier this month.
The Show spoke with him and asked how he plans to prioritize where he puts his office’s efforts and resources, at least at first.