[MCN] Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat
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Sat Mar 23 10:53:41 EDT 2019
Public Release: 22-Mar-2019
PSU study: Low-income neighborhoods more vulnerable to flooding, extreme heat
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
The methods can be replicated by cities to help them identify which neighborhoods are most at risk and what demographic factors characterize the most vulnerable citizens.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
<https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/psu-psl032119.php>Full release https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/psu-psl032119.php <https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/psu-psl032119.php>
“It is now well recognized that the likelihood of extremely hot summers has significantly increased due to anthropogenically-induced warming.”
Chao Li et al. Recent very hot summers in northern hemispheric land areas measured by wet bulb globe temperature will be the norm within 20 years.
Earth’s Future, accepted article. Accepted online October 17, 2017.
“ … we expect with high confidence that global-average temperatures greater than those observed in 2015 will occur at least every second year by 2040.”
Sophie C. Lewis et al. DEFINING A NEW NORMAL FOR EXTREMES IN A WARMING WORLD
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, June 2017
“… the serious meaning in a concept lies in the difference it will make to someone if it is true.”
William James (1842 –1910)
Pragmatism. Meridian Books, 1955
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