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Black Communities Mobilize To Combat Extreme Heat This Summer

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024

As summer approaches with record-breaking temperatures, Black communities across the nation are mobilizing to address the severe impact of extreme heat, which has disproportionately affected them. This urgent response follows a spate of triple-digit temperatures in May and the first heat advisory of the season in New Orleans. On June 1, a group of primarily Black elders gathered in the Upper Ninth Ward to learn about the “urban heat island” effect and share strategies for coping with the increasingly oppressive heat. Facilitator Jordan Mychal explained the urban heat island effect,...

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https://atlantadailyworld.com/2024/06/14/black-communities-mobilize-to-combat-extreme-heat-this-summer

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