Housing & Urban Heat

Guest: Jeremy Hoffman, Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia, Affiliate Faculty in Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University

More than floods, fires, hurricanes or earthquakes, extreme heat is the weather disaster that’s caused the most deaths in the US in the last few decades. Within cities, heat can vary by several degrees. The hottest areas also often match up to areas that were once targeted by racially-discriminatory housing policies.

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