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News - Ashley Ward

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Ashley Ward joins 97.9 The Hill’s "News on the Hill" program every other Thursday to comment on the latest climate news.

Successfully tackling climate change and its impacts will require rethinking the roles of public agencies and the private sector, argues Nicholas Institute expert Ashley Ward in a commentary at The Hill.

Ashley Ward spoke to National Geographic about the growing risks pregnant people and infants face from extreme heat.

Ashley Ward spoke to the Wilmington Star-News about heat risks and heat relief inequality in the Port City.

New modeling shows a nearly 95% increase in extreme heat days over the next 30 years. Ashley Ward talked to USA Today about the effect of these superhot days on human health.

Extreme heat from climate change can be mitigated but needs year-round attention with an eye to equity and local solutions, Duke University experts Ashley Ward and Luke Parsons said during a virtual media briefing.

While daytime highs of 105 degrees grab headlines, persistently high overnight temperatures can still be deadly. Ashley Ward writes for The News & Observer about recent executive actions on extreme heat and how communities of care can help protect the most vulnerable.

Ashley Ward writes in an op-ed for The Hill that "we must change who is talking about climate, what they are saying, and to whom."

A heat wave this week across most of North Carolina has the potential to harm many people, especially those who can’t afford air conditioning or those who work outdoors. Ashley Ward explained to North Carolina Health News that part of the reason that heat is so deadly is because you can't see it.

Ashley Ward, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, spoke with Axios about why many have been slow to recognize that summers are becoming deadlier. Ward also noted that while structural changes are critical for addressing extreme heat’s health impacts, communities and public servants also have a role to play.