COOKED: Survival by ZIP Code Screening Resources

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How “Cooked” Evolved into an Investigation of the Disaster Underlying a Disaster (PBS)

‘Cooked’: Edifying documentary sheds light on Chicago’s deadly ‘95 heat wave (Chicago Sun-Times)

Extreme Heat Is Deadlier Than Hurricanes, Floods and Tornadoes Combined (Scientific American)

Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States: A Focus on Six Impacts (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Heat and Health (World Health Organization (WHO))



Eric Klinenberg, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2017.

Elizabeth Rush, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, Milkweed Editions, 2018.

David Wallace-Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, Tim Duggan Books, 2019.

Todd Miller, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, City Lights Books, 2017.

Amitav Ghosh, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Ilan Kelman, Disaster by Choice: How Our Actions Turn Natural Hazards into Catastrophes, Oxford University Press, 2020.

Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, Harvard University Press, 2011.

Julian Agyeman, Robert D. Bullard, and Bob Evans (eds.), Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence and Charting a New Course, MIT Press, 2003.

Ottavio Quirico and Mouloud Boumghar (eds.), Climate Change, Human Rights, and the Law, Routledge, 2016.

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