How the New York Times Covers Extreme Heat

From a New York Times story by David Gelles headlined “Living in Phoenix, an Open-Air Furnace”:

“Like being on the edge of death if you go for a walk.”

That’s how my colleague Jack Healy described living in Phoenix, where it has reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) or higher for 13 consecutive days, with no end in sight.

Jack moved to Phoenix in 2021, chasing stories about the fast-growing American West. And this week, he filed a remarkable article about the withering heat wave currently scorching the Southwest.