Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative in Curbed: A 2006 Heat Wave Was a Warning from the Future. Why Didn’t L.A. Pay Attention?
The deadly impacts of climate change on a hot, hardscape city were clear 15 years ago. This summer, the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative released its own findings — during another heat wave rivaling the 2006 one in its scope and deadliness. “We found that roughly one in four lives currently lost during heat waves could be saved, largely in low-income communities and communities of color,” reads the report, “Rx for Hot Cities,” which identifies 18 heat-vulnerable “districts” in L.A. County.