Extreme heat is the deadliest impact of climate change,
Extreme heat is the deadliest impact of climate change, and it disproportionately harms people of color. Here in New York City, according to the city’s own data, 50 percent of the heat-related deaths are among Black/African American people, even though they make up only around 25 percent of the city’s population. And the communities in Northern Manhattan – particularly East Harlem – are among the most vulnerable.
Join us on Thursday, July 13 at 12:00 PM in City Hall Park (enter at Broadway &, Chambers Street) for rally to raise awareness of extreme heat and call for legislative action to improve our city’s ability to adapt to and mitigate extreme heat – such as codifying cooling centers, preserving the existing tree canopy, setting a maximum indoor temperature in buildings in the summer, and expanding green infrastructure pilot programs.
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
City Hall Park
Broadway &, Chambers St