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Community-Informed Heat Relief: Policy Options for Addressing Urban Extreme Heat in High-Risk Communities

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Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard. As climate change causes temperatures to climb, this public health threat is only expected to worsen – especially in cities as urban areas are exposed to higher temperatures and longer heat waves due to historic redlining practices and lack of investment in green infrastructure. To help better protect residents, the Georgetown Climate Center has released a new study titled Community-Informed Heat Relief: Policy Options for Addressing Urban Extreme Heat in High-Risk Communities.

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