American Heat Index. 108F/42C. July 2019. “All I need is a dollar and a dream,” said the manager of the recycling station as Gilbert worked tirelessly to help him sort out heaps of plastic and aluminum containers to earn a few extra bucks.
Phoenix, Arizona. July 15, 2019. To show what it’s like to be exposed to extreme heat I photographed frontline communities under stress in the Phoenix metro area where temperatures peaked at 115F this past July, the hottest month on record for the planet.