[Vancouver] Metro's low-income households feel heat waves more than their wealthier neighbours

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    The article states that temperature differences up to 23 degrees C were measured; but note that these are surface temperatures, including lots of roofs and parking lots in the poor areas and trees and grass in the wealthier areas. Air temperature differences would be a lot less. There is nothing surprising here. The cooling effect of trees, particularly, has been known for a long time.
     
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    Thé June 2021 National Geographic magazine had a couple of articles - link below

    The front cover of the paper edition unfolds to show a “street view” image that really demonstrates urban tree plantings in wealthier zip codes etc

    Why shade trees are hard to find in redlined neighborhoods
     
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