Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Climate change is making private heat islands for people of color | Grist
As if climate change weren’t enough of a huge jerk, now we find out that it’s racist, too — or at least it’s following America’s lead.

A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives digs deep under the sidewalks and streets that are soaking up all this new heat in our cities — and finds that not all neighborhoods and racial groups are faring equally. According to the research, blacks, Asians, and Latinos are all significantly more likely to live in high-risk heat-island conditions than white people.
Twitter / PaulREhrlich [Another level-headed, above-the-fray, apolitical, just-the-facts scientist weighs in]
-- why they all should be thrown out of office asap.
Liawenee endures its coldest day on record | Australia

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