glen macdonald

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Glen MacDonald in the Guardian—Communities of color take the ‘biggest hit’ in Los Angeles’ unequal spread of greenery

The city will see continued heatwaves, but a new study says heat-damping urban vegetation is unevenly distributed.

“This is one year in what’s been long-term slide toward a browning,” said Dr Glen MacDonald, a distinguished professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, and co-author of the study, reflecting on the recent rains. “What happens the year after? If we have a dry winter and we have high temperatures and we begin to deplete those water resources – what are we going to see going forward?”