2022

"The push for greener schools: How community groups are fighting extreme heat inequities"


ABC News interviewed Dr. David Eisenman, deputy director of the FSPH UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solutions, about the dangers of extreme heat.

Aldama Elementary School PTA president, Kamren Curiel, bent down to a shaded asphalt area outside the fence of the school's playground and pressed the trigger on an infrared thermometer.

"Right now, it's 104 because we're in a shaded space on asphalt," Curiel said of the reading.

"But I put it down on that rubber surface today at 12," she said, pointing to the ground around the playground jungle gym. "And it was 168. Which is ... unbelievable."

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