Urban heat islands vividly illustrate the price humans will pay in the world’s growing climate crisis. With an abundance of concrete and little shade, they get hotter faster and stay hotter longer. And the people who live there are often sicker, poorer and less able to protect themselves.
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For people with chronic health conditions, heat and humidity is more than a summer nuisance.
Poor neighborhoods in Baltimore have far less tree canopy than wealthier neighborhoods.