Cities and Urbanization

People of colour exposed to twice as much heat stress in US cities

People of colour live in the hottest part of town in most US cities, according to a new study. Image: unsplash/Nathalia Segato

Johnny Wood

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a chart showing the relationship of surface heat and race in US cities
Surface Urban Heat Islands adversely impact people of colour in US cities. Image: Nature
a chart showing the relationship between income and heat stress in baltimore
In Baltimore, the poorest neighbourhoods are also the most heat stressed. Image: Nature
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