, Climate change
Extreme heat is a public health crisis, just like the coronavirus pandemic.
Essential workers and communities of color are put at higher risk for heat-related illness and lack protections, just as they have during the pandemic.
While emissions need to be cut, the present impacts of heat on people need to be addressed with changes to regulations and infrastructure.
Abdullah Shihipar is a writer who covers public health, class, and race.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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