Sun over cityscape

A warm day in the city. (Photo credit: Tom Wang/Shutterstock)

The high temperatures that hit the San Francisco Bay Area during the week of June 18 got a lot of residents thinking about warm weather. And with many cities hitting triple digits, many locals, no doubt, were wondering how to handle extreme heat in the future.

Travis O'BrienBy the end of the week, Travis O’Brien, a climate scientist with the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) at Berkeley Lab, was on hand to answer the public’s questions—and provide some insight on both the science behind heat waves, as well as how our society can adapt to warmer weather. As a featured guest on KQED Radio’s public affairs program Forum on the morning of June 23, O’Brien was interviewed by host Mina Kim.

Listen to a full recording of the program here.