17. Tom Matthews on tropical glaciers and extreme heat
August 23, 2022
Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine
Dr Tom Matthews is a climate scientist at King’s College London, specialising in glacier-climate interactions and extreme weather. In Episode 17, we discuss Tom’s exciting fieldwork on Mt. Everest co-installing the highest-altitude weather stations in the world, as well as extreme heat and its impacts on society. Support the show
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Introduction and background
Tom’s fieldwork expedition on Mt Everest
Differences between low-latitude and high-altitude glaciers
Low-latitude and high-latitude glaciers’ response to climate change
Heatwaves in Europe: How do humans experience heat?
Tom's article: Heat events exceeding human's upper physiological limit
Are more frequent extreme heat disasters imminent?
How can societies adapt to extreme heat?
What gives you optimism in this warming world?