Taking the Temperature of Urban Heat Islands

Special | 7m 38s | Video has closed captioning.

Cities are often hotter than nearby rural areas due to their dense concentration of hard, artificial surfaces that absorb heat and create what’s known as an “urban heat island” effect. What does that heat feel like on the ground? Volunteers explore Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill by car, bike and foot to collect data that brings to light systemic inequities that exist within urban heat islands.

Aired: 09/20/22

Rating: NR

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