Tag: Heatwaves

The Problem With COVID and Cooling Centers

The Problem With COVID and Cooling Centers

The Problem With COVID and Cooling Centers

08/30/20

“What is the problem with COVID and cooling centers?”

Cooling centers are often used by emergency management to help the community cool off during heat waves. However, with the advent of COVID, bringing in people within close distance of each other can prove to be dangerous and allow the disease to be spread. This is The Problem With COVID and Cooling Centers.

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Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience

Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience

Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience

08/21/20

“Why will building dense development near the ocean improve heat resilience?”

The Earth’s climate is definitely becoming hotter. And this is even more true in regions further inland, where temperatures can build up even more. Soon enough, some of these locations may become uninhabitable. To solve this, we can put more people in dense development near the ocean (but outside of sea-level rise and storm surge zones) to live in cooler more accessible weather. This is Why Building Dense Development Near the Ocean Can Improve Heat Resilience.

Climate Migration From Extreme Humidity

Climate Migration From Extreme Humidity

Climate Migration From Extreme Humidity

08/13/20

“How can extreme heat induce climate migration?”

 

As the climate becomes warmer, extreme humidity will become more and more common. This will push areas of the world that were already warm to practical inhabitability, leading to climate migration. In the coming years, Climate Migration From Extreme Humidity will become a more and more common phenomenon.

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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How More Extreme Heatwaves will Harm Transportation Infrastructure

How More Extreme Heatwaves will Harm Transportation Infrastructure

How More Extreme Heatwaves will Harm Transportation Infrastructure

10/24/18

“How will transportation infrastructure be harmed by more extreme heat waves?”

 

With the ascent of more extreme temperatures, heatwaves will more frequent and more deadly. This will affect all sectors of critical infrastructure systems, transportation being one of them. With these new temperatures, railroads will buckle, cement will be deformed, and transit schedules will be vastly transformed. This is How More Extreme Heatwaves will Harm Transportation Infrastructure. 

 

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