Naming Heat Waves

Residents of Hampstead taking refuge in the shade during a heat wave, Historic photo by Photographer Conrad Poirier (Public Domain)

An article in the Washington Post explores the debate surrounding the naming of heat waves, presenting evidence that reflects “a desire in Europe to start attaching names to extreme heat events — which are becoming so common that they sometimes blur together in people’s consciousness. But what naming system to use, which forecasts warrant names and who should make the calls are far from settled.”

Read more over at The Washington Post.