Heat Wave Leaves California Searching for How to Handle More Frequent Extreme Weather

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Temperatures hit record highs all over the Bay Area this week. While the weather can be a convenient excuse to hit the beach, this week's temperatures spiked high enough to cause two heat-related deaths in Santa Clara County. And scientists say extreme heat will only become more common as the climate changes. Forum considers what a hotter climate could mean for the Bay Area and how we can adapt.

Travis O'Brien, scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Lab; adjunct professor in atmospheric sciences, UC Davis
Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor, KQED News