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New Data: Lower-Income Neighborhoods Bearing More Of The Brunt Of Rising Temperatures

Many parts of the western U.S. are getting hotter, but new research shows that in several states, including Arizona, certain neighborhoods are bearing more of the brunt of rising temperatures.

The data from the University of California-Davis comes from 20 urban centers in Arizona, California, New Mexico , Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. It finds that low-income communities tend to be several degrees hotter than more affluent ones.

For more about what this research found, The Show spoke with Jake Dialesandro, a Ph.D. student at UC Davis in geography and urban climatology and the lead author on this study.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.