CODE RED: Heat & Inequality in Baltimore, Maryland
Temperatures across Baltimore can vary widely on a hot summer afternoon, according to a federally-funded study that took block-by-block temperature readings in August 2018. People who live in the hottest parts of the city are more likely to be poor, to live shorter lives, and to experience higher rates of violent crime and unemployment.
The burden of rising temperatures isn’t shared. The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, CNS, and NPR report on heat and inequality found in Baltimore. Read the full report here.