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New Data: Lower-Income Neighborhoods Bearing More Of The Brunt Of Rising Temperatures

Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 12:51pm
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Many parts of the western U.S. are getting hotter, but new research shows that in several states, including Arizona, certain neighborhoods are bearing more of the brunt of rising temperatures.

The data from the University of California-Davis comes from 20 urban centers in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. It finds that low-income communities tend to be several degrees hotter than more affluent ones.

For more about what this research found, The Show spoke with Jake Dialesandro, a Ph.D. student at UC Davis in geography and urban climatology and the lead author on this study.

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