Urban heat and climate change

July 23, 2021
Tracy Twine.

The National Weather Service predicts above normal temperatures throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest through the end of the month. Those who live in cities may experience the heatwave more acutely, due to pavement and buildings that store heat and warm their surroundings.

Tracy Twine — a University of Minnesota expert on climate change and urban heat — is available to provide expert comment on the heatwave and what it means for the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest.