05 Aug '17, 10am

Climate change is turning cities into harsh, sweltering hotspots

Climate change is turning cities into harsh, sweltering hotspots

Tina Johnson has a sense of place. She’s a fourth-generation New Yorker who lives in the same apartment in West Harlem’s Grant housing development that her grandparents lived in. She calls that apartment her anchor, and the nine buildings that make up the development towering above 125th Street — home to roughly 4,400 residents spread across nine high rises — a small town. “I have fond memories [of here] and this sense of belonging I want my children to have,” she said. To keep that sense of place is going to take some work, though. Changes outside that “small town” nestled in a city of 8 million will only compound the stresses altering West Harlem. A mix of poverty, a lack of services, and aging infrastructure already make West Harlem one of the most vulnerable communities in Manhattan. Climate change is putting further stress on Johnson and the 110,000 people that call t...

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