Extreme heat – an “unseen threat” – burns U.S. urban poor

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From Thomson Reuters Foundation News: “Sharon Harlan, a professor of health sciences and sociology at Northeastern University in Boston, says she and colleagues have discovered a simple reality: Access to cash can equate with the ability to cool down. In Phoenix, Arizona’s broiling capital where the July average daytime temperature is 104 degrees Farenheit (40 degrees Celsius), ‘people can buy cooler temperatures’, she said.” Read more.

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