Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community Health

Fernando Ortiz (far right), climate preparedness and resiliency organizer at the Point Community Development Corporation and part of the Hunts Point Heat Project, teaches residents about individual preparedness at a public outreach event. Credit: Courtesy of Fernando Ortiz

Fernando Ortiz (far right), climate preparedness and resiliency organizer at the Point Community Development Corporation and part of the Hunts Point Heat Project, teaches residents about individual preparedness at a public outreach event. Credit: Courtesy of Fernando Ortiz

Mapping Heat Vulnerability to Protect Community HealthCommunity leaders and scientists from two U.S. cities are combining public health data and heat maps to prepare residents for climate change–related health risks.

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