Sociologist Eric Klinenberg applauds Chicago’s heat disaster plan, but worries about an event worsened by global warming.
Tag: heat wave
Chicago is a city (still) on a hot seat
Chicago’s deadly ’95 heat wave turned 20, but complex questions raised in a 2002 Reader piece on the subject remain unanswered.
Posted inArts & Culture
Steppenwolf’s showcase for off-Loop theater is expansive—and thus a bit shaky
It’s risky business at this year’s Garage Rep.
Everybody talks about climate change but the candidates
Could this heat wave be a political issue?
Air-conditioning keeps us cool as cucumbers, and about as politically active
A weather primer
A round-up of weather-related reporting.
Posted inNews & Politics
City on the Hot Seat
Despite what we were told at the time, the heat wave of 1995 didn’t kill indiscriminately. In his new book Heat Wave, Northwestern socialogist Eric Klinenberg argues that it was much harder on people isolated by poverty and crime. Klinenberg’s liberal val