Heat Waves in Urban Cities Noel tries to keep cool during Minneapolis, Minnesota’s 19th day above 90 degrees one summer. Elderly, low income, and socially isolated individuals are amongst the most vulnerable to heat waves, particularly if they live in cities, where the urban heat island effect can add seven to twelve degrees to soaring temperatures. This can be especially dangerous in places like Minnesota where people are more prepared to deal with extreme cold than extreme heat. (C) Benjamin Drummond
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