Two climate tracking agencies say the Earth just reached its hottest average temperature on record and scientists predict it will only get hotter. That has implications for the health and comfort of Native people coping with the heat, and for those whose livelihoods depend on specific climate conditions and access to water. We’ll get perspectives from environmental health experts, farmers, and others about the risks of rising heat and what a hotter future might hold.
Duran Andrews (Tohono O’odham), farm manager at San Xavier Co-Op Farm
Dave Lawrence, meteorologist and emergency response specialist with the National Weather Service
Robert Knapp, environmental planning program manager for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Nelson Andrews (Mashpee Wampanoag), tribal councilman and emergency management director for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Break 1 music: The Last World of Fire and Trash (song) Joy Harjo (artist) Native Joy for Real (album)
Break 2 music: Where I Walk, I Live (song) Jay Begaye (artist) The Long Walk – Hwééldi (album)