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"greater west sydney" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:39 min | 11 months ago

"greater west sydney" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Community housing a rental units for lower income people that's located in greater west Sydney a fast growing part of the country's largest city that a few months ago held a nother distinction the hottest place on earth about a hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit or ESCON yard puts it it was stinking hot and what it's stinking hot or just you know hot hot like it is on this day com yard like many people in west Sydney has a really hard time running the air conditioner all day is not an option it's too expensive so was moving it's a struggle it's really a struggle you want to do things but the hate justice accident with your heat waves as well as being a silent killer it's a social Killa Lucinda Coates is a scientist with risk frontiers a private research center that focuses on natural hazards like bushfires cyclones and flooding about twenty years ago coats had the grim task of cataloging how many people each of those natural disasters have historically killed in Australia and that's when we first started thinking hang on a minute hate lives they seem to have killed more people than all the other natural hazards combined yes all other hazards combined with elderly people and the poor most at risk cook says it's too soon to know how many people may have died during this past summer's extreme heat but history might provide a somber clue in nineteen thirty nine in two thousand nine Australia had devastating bushfires Black Friday and black Saturday as are now called both were preceded by heat waves and those heat waves alone code says or each believed to have killed more than four hundred people.

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"greater west sydney" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:05 min | 11 months ago

"greater west sydney" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Attention he cared about the issues that I care about and he's a really down to earth guy and that's kind of why Biden is my second choice so both Bernie and Biden has been where I am they were working class citizens at one point and they care about working class citizens and so it really matters to me like that so that's why I don't like Bloomberg because he's got so much money he tripped over a crack in the street the money that fell out of his pocket could pay off my debts and he wouldn't even know that it happened another issue that affects Twain is student debt he says he owes a lot of money after taking classes at a community college but he had to drop out to help take care of his dad at home he'd like to go back to school to study to become a mortician but he says he can't afford that I would love to re enroll I would be very happy to go back to college but I just can't afford that yes that's a lot of money to pay back I have I have friends in their forties who are still paying back their college debts from like way back when they were twenty so when some people talk about like free college free health can you think of it is like handing out goodies but you don't see it that way clearly itself if handing out free stuff you don't see it that way you just describe what that would mean to you to be able to go to school without having this debt hanging over your I would be so happy I would love it if I could go to school I've considered like a learning German because I've heard that if you learn German enough and you can go to Germany and get free school over there and it's just ridiculous that there are so many Americans that are uneducated and they don't have access to education because they can't afford it that's just awful to me you know if I only had to add five dollars on my taxes every year and that would help pay for education I would be happy to do that and what about the health care please tell me more with that tell me more about why that matters you know I shouldn't have to have a job to have health care you know the people I meet on the street corner they should have health care everybody should it's not fair that it's based on how much you work or what kind of job do you work it doesn't make any sense to me do you think that your preferred candidate can win in November do you think race Anderson went home you don't they don't twenty because he as much as I love him and he will be my vote for the primaries I don't think he can win over bite and now because now Biden has Bloomberg and all of his money behind him and unfortunately that you know kind of makes you a better candidate twenty six year old Wayne Royston one of the young voters we spoke with this past week in southwestern Washington state later in the program we'll hear from students at a local community college here Australia just ended its second hottest summer on record the heat was extreme feeding months of devastating wildfires those fires to international attention the heat less so but as NPR's Nathan rott reports extreme heat is a deadlier threat Australians by and large are pretty direct people to what figures walking in americana yards house west of Sydney she would get right to the point hello how are you good how are you what it's I can hear it it's about thirty eight degrees Celsius outside a hundred Fahrenheit which is relatively cool compared to what it's been like a disgruntled closed at least to think some of the heat L. some not much three fans are humming in Conyers living room the lights are off to save money on electricity in Conyers banks clean to her forehead like she just got out of the shower I'll just that cute because I knew you were coming and this is what happens to me con your lives in community housing a rental units for lower income people that's located in greater west Sydney a fast growing part of the country's largest city that a few months ago held a.

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"greater west sydney" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

05:27 min | 11 months ago

"greater west sydney" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"Austrailia just ended its second hottest summer on record. The heat was extreme feeding months of devastating wildfires. Those fires Drew International Attention. The heat less so but as NPR's Nathan Rot Reports. Extreme heat is a deadlier threat. Australians by and large are pretty direct people so it figures walking into Mary Con Yards House west of Sydney. She would get right to the point. Good how are you hot cooking here? It's about thirty eight degrees Celsius outside one hundred Fahrenheit which is relatively cool compared to what it's been like this frontal at least it keeps some of the heat out some not much. Three fans are humming in Conrad's living room. The lights are off to save money on electricity in con- yards banks cleaned to her forehead like she just got out of the shower. Just vacuumed ZANU. Coming and this is what happens to me. Lives in community housing a rental unit for lower income. People that's located in Greater West Sydney a fast growing part of the country's largest city that a few months ago held another distinction the hottest place on Earth about one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit or as Conard puts it. It was hot and when its stinking hot door. Just you know hot hot like it is on this day. Conard like many people in West. Sydney has a really hard time running. The air conditioner. Day is not an option. It's too expensive so is moving. It's a struggle. It's really a struggle. You WanNa do things but the heat just zaps it out of you. Heat waves as well as being a silent killer. It's a social killer. Lucinda coats is a scientist with risk. Frontiers a private research center that focuses on natural hazards like bushfires cyclones and flooding about twenty years ago. Coats had the grim task of cataloging. How many people? Each of those natural disasters had historically killed in Australia. And that's when we first thinking hang on a minute hate wives. They seem to have killed more people than all the other natural hazards combined. Yes all other hazards combined with elderly people in the poor. Most at risk code says it's too soon to know how many people may have died during this past. Summer's extreme heat but history might provide a somber clue in one thousand nine thirty nine in two thousand nine. Australia had devastating bushfires black Friday and black Saturday as they're now called both were preceded by heat waves and those heatwaves alone code says are each believed to have killed more than four hundred people the deadliest fire a hundred and seventy three is twice as many as succumb to the bushfires but the heat waves didn't get nearly the same attention. It was all fire photos of crying families. And cinch teddy bears and you can see why the the newsworthy bushfire is a terrifying thing but heatwaves. How can you take a picture of a heatwave? I've got a powerpoint presentation with a young chap just holding a water bottle and drinking out of the water bill. That's that's my picture of a heatwave. So it's really hard to communicate the immediate danger and there's a fast growing need to communicate that danger. A recent climate report by the Australian government found the country has warmed by more than one degree Celsius just in the last century. Extreme heat events are increasing in frequency as is the risk of extreme fire and extreme flooding. All of which has happened in Australia and just the last few months. Sebastian vouch is a research fellow at western Sydney University. Who's focusing on climate change in urban heat? Everything's extreme. It's exactly like how scientists for thirty years predict climate change to actually pan out and it's not twenty thirty forty or fifty anymore. It's twenty twenty. We have it. It's happening vouches. There are ways you can build for heat. For example houses could be painted. Certain color to reflect light. Green or living roofs could provide insulation. Houses could be built smaller with more room for treason greenspace. Australia is updating. Its National Construction Code in twenty twenty. Two and extreme heat is being considered in the changes but new codes would primarily be aimed at new buildings and the people most affected by heat tend to be folks like Mary concert living in older buildings that were designed long before bouts of extreme heat. Were much of a thought. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate the refi. Have my head and being able to pay pay for it and do that but I think sometimes it's poor design went with public housing. The nonprofit that LISA'S COGNAC. Thome knows this is an issue. Divisional Manager Heather Chaffee says she hears it from clients all the time for us as a housing provider. Tricky housing market. It's it's distressing to be honest. When often doesn't own the homes they rent chaffee says so? It makes it hard to make modifications instead. They focused on warning tenants. When extreme heat is coming but she knows that's not enough heat. She says is a global social justice issue. It's the poorest people that are going to suffer them iced so she says there needs to be a larger societal discussion about how we prepare for extreme heat because as a summer just showed. It's already here Nathan Rot. Npr News West Sydney Australia..

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Australia's Extreme Heat

Environment: NPR

05:07 min | 11 months ago

Australia's Extreme Heat

"By and large are pretty direct people so it figures walking into Mary Con Yards House west of Sydney. She would get right to the point. Good how are you hot cooking here? It's about thirty eight degrees Celsius outside one hundred Fahrenheit which is relatively cool compared to what it's been like this frontal at least it keeps some of the heat out some not much. Three fans are humming in Conrad's living room. The lights are off to save money on electricity in con- yards banks cleaned to her forehead like she just got out of the shower. Just vacuumed ZANU. Coming and this is what happens to me. Lives in community housing a rental unit for lower income. People that's located in Greater West Sydney a fast growing part of the country's largest city that a few months ago held another distinction the hottest place on Earth about one hundred and twenty degrees Fahrenheit or as Conard puts it. It was hot and when its stinking hot door. Just you know hot hot like it is on this day. Conard like many people in West. Sydney has a really hard time running. The air conditioner. Day is not an option. It's too expensive so is moving. It's a struggle. It's really a struggle. You WanNa do things but the heat just zaps it out of you. Heat waves as well as being a silent killer. It's a social killer. Lucinda coats is a scientist with risk. Frontiers a private research center that focuses on natural hazards like bushfires cyclones and flooding about twenty years ago. Coats had the grim task of cataloging. How many people? Each of those natural disasters had historically killed in Australia. And that's when we first thinking hang on a minute hate wives. They seem to have killed more people than all the other natural hazards combined. Yes all other hazards combined with elderly people in the poor. Most at risk code says it's too soon to know how many people may have died during this past. Summer's extreme heat but history might provide a somber clue in one thousand nine thirty nine in two thousand nine. Australia had devastating bushfires black Friday and black Saturday as they're now called both were preceded by heat waves and those heatwaves alone code says are each believed to have killed more than four hundred people the deadliest fire a hundred and seventy three is twice as many as succumb to the bushfires but the heat waves didn't get nearly the same attention. It was all fire photos of crying families. And cinch teddy bears and you can see why the the newsworthy bushfire is a terrifying thing but heatwaves. How can you take a picture of a heatwave? I've got a powerpoint presentation with a young chap just holding a water bottle and drinking out of the water bill. That's that's my picture of a heatwave. So it's really hard to communicate the immediate danger and there's a fast growing need to communicate that danger. A recent climate report by the Australian government found the country has warmed by more than one degree Celsius just in the last century. Extreme heat events are increasing in frequency as is the risk of extreme fire and extreme flooding. All of which has happened in Australia and just the last few months. Sebastian vouch is a research fellow at western Sydney University. Who's focusing on climate change in urban heat? Everything's extreme. It's exactly like how scientists for thirty years predict climate change to actually pan out and it's not twenty thirty forty or fifty anymore. It's twenty twenty. We have it. It's happening vouches. There are ways you can build for heat. For example houses could be painted. Certain color to reflect light. Green or living roofs could provide insulation. Houses could be built smaller with more room for treason greenspace. Australia is updating. Its National Construction Code in twenty twenty. Two and extreme heat is being considered in the changes but new codes would primarily be aimed at new buildings and the people most affected by heat tend to be folks like Mary concert living in older buildings that were designed long before bouts of extreme heat. Were much of a thought. Don't get me wrong. I appreciate the refi. Have my head and being able to pay pay for it and do that but I think sometimes it's poor design went with public housing. The nonprofit that LISA'S COGNAC. Thome knows this is an issue. Divisional Manager Heather Chaffee says she hears it from clients all the time for us as a housing provider. Tricky housing market. It's it's distressing to be honest. When often doesn't own the homes they rent chaffee says so? It makes it hard to make modifications instead. They focused on warning tenants. When extreme heat is coming but she knows that's not enough heat. She says is a global social justice issue. It's the poorest people that are going to suffer them iced so she says there needs to be a larger societal discussion about how we prepare for extreme heat because as a summer just showed. It's already

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