Heatwaves and Racial Inequity in the U.S

Heatwaves and Racial Inequity in the U.S

Heat Waves and Racial Inequity in the U.S

06/23/20

“Why do heatwave impacts have a racial disparity in the U.S?”

 

Redlining in the United States has forced black and brown communities into tightly-concentrated neighborhoods with fewer nature-based amenities. When a heatwave arrives, these areas tend to become even hotter than average, putting a large strain on the already deficit infrastructure. This is why there is a Heat Waves and Racial Inequity in the U.S.

And don’t forget, #BlackLivesMatter

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