Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now

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Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning professor Brian Stone offers insights to what cities are at-risk from global warming. According to Stone’s analysis, the most rapidly warming city is Louisville, Kentucky, followed by Phoenix, Arizona, and Atlanta, Georgia. But he’s less concerned about cities like Phoenix, which already have infrastructure to deal with brutally high temperatures, than he is about Chicago, Buffalo, and other cities in the northern United States that have really never had to deal with extreme heat. That is precisely why the Chicago heat wave of 1995 that killed 759 people was so deadly. According to the Chicago Tribune, the city was “caught off guard,” and had “a power grid that couldn’t meet demand and a lack of awareness on the perils of brutal heat.”

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School of City & Regional Planning

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City Planning, Transportation, and Urban Growth, Environment
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  • Created On: Aug 4, 2017 - 1:46pm
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