Leveraging Design to Mitigate the Impacts of Increasing Extreme Temperatures

After more than 40 days of 100+ degree weather here in Austin, it goes without saying: It’s hot out here in Texas! But then again, it seems like it’s hot everywhere. According to data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service, we’ve just seen the hottest June and July on record. In the Arizona desert, century-old saguaro cactuses are collapsing and dying. In Palermo, Sicily, the local observatory reported its highest-recorded temperature since records began in 1791.

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