Life in lockdown teaches a lesson that public health scientists have known for a long time: parks are a lifeline, especially for city-dwellers.
Increased heat can affect students’ academic performance, especially students who are Black, Hispanic, or from low-income families.
New research shows that adding green space in LA’s “park poor” neighborhoods could lead to a population-level gain of some 165,000 years in life expectancy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown some of the ways that Black communities face the harshest consequences of our public health failures. We need to work together to implement climate adaptive policies that protect Black lives and close the gap.