With Rising Temperatures, Infrastructure Falters

14:16 minutes

As the western U.S. continues to bake in 100-plus degree heat, the high temperatures are making pavement buckle and power lines droop. Vicki Arroyo of the Georgetown Climate Center talks about heat’s effects on infrastructure, and how cities can adapt for increasing temperatures.

Segment Guests

Vicki Arroyo

Vicki Arroyo is executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.