The heat is on – in late July nearly 100 million Americans across some 28 states were under heat advisories and excessive heat warnings. Nearly 2,000 people in Spain and Portugal have died of heat-related causes. London has seen record-setting temperatures above 100 degrees. A month ago, Yellowstone National Park was drowning in a 500-year flood. In mid-July wildfires threatened treasured giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
As I write this in late July, OSHA’s homepage is replete with heat warnings.