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
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?