Los Angeles faces a doubling of its extreme heat days but has fresh ideas to keep residents cool – and tackle the inequality of who suffers
Los Angeles can sometimes feel like a sprawling hellscape of heat: in the northern valleys and the southern city, metal playground equipment, car steering wheels, even the ground itself effectively become weaponized.
The more than 300 days of sunshine a year that for generations have made LA such an attractive place to live and visit are becoming a grave liability due to the climate crisis.
Donald Trump is pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord – meanwhile sweltering US cities are facing ever greater challenges on coping with heat and the climate crisis.
We’ve noticed that even dogs and cats actually prefer to walk on the cool pavement coating