Blue Dot: The heat is on: a conversation with Jeff Goodell, author of The Heat Will Kill You First
Host Dave Schlom visits with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet.
The book surged onto the New York Times bestsellers list earlier this summer as the planet grappled with surging heat waves, floods, and the devastating fires on Maui dominated headlines.
In his book, Goodell takes an in-depth, scientific look at what heat is and why it is such an insidious killer -- often taking the lives of people who are seemingly young and fit as well as the very young and elderly. From studying a massive ice sheet in Antarctica to going into the depths of time to investigate our adaptations to heat, it's a tour de force of a book and a fascinating conversation.