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David Queeley of Codman Square NDC describes the 13-block Eco-Innovation District in Dorchester.

David Queeley of Codman Square NDC describes the 13-block Eco-Innovation District in Dorchester.

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In Boston, who will bear climate change burden?

Increase in extreme heat days poses threat to already-vulnerable residents

Boston is in for more severe storms, damaging floods and dangerously hot days in the coming years, experts say. While all Bostonians will feel the impacts of extreme weather and increased flooding, the impacts may be felt hardest in the city’s communities of color and lower-income neighborhoods. These residents already face a slate of challenges and inequities that will make it harder to withstand heat waves and bounce back after disasters.