The Washington Post
July 23, 2021
Climate change is forcing us indoors – and childhood will never be the same.
In the past decade, annual heat-related deaths in Arizona have doubled, while Phoenix's heat wave season has grown days longer. As University of Arizona geoscience professor Joellen Russell told the New Yorker, parents can't leave kids outside for the entire day anymore. "I did that," she said, recalling a time last year when she sent her 10-year-old out biking, "and my baby came home with heatstroke."