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English Minorities Four Times as Likely to Live in Hottest Areas

  • Some neighborhoods have poor housing and lack of green spaces
  • The UK sweltered in record-breaking heat wave this week
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Britain Breaks Its Record for Highest Temperature

People of color in the UK are four times more likely than White people to live in areas most vulnerable to heat waves, with scientists warning that scorching temperatures will become increasingly common.

A study by the University of Manchester and Friends of the Earth said that people of color account for 28% of the population in districts most affected by heat waves. Housing in these areas is less equipped to cope with high temperatures, and the neighborhoods often lack green spaces and natural shade.