How Hot is Hot?

Interviewing people on the street in the hottest part of the day as an approach to understanding the effects of heat and humidity on people was the approach I used to gain insight into the question of how heat effects the public.

   

The resulting patterns of language suggests that hydration is important to each individuals experience of heat.

Additionally, the variance of people’s perspective and guesses of the temperature were varied. Even individuals with extensive outdoor experience and/or work outdoors had a large discrepancy between the actual temperature and their best guess.

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