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Reflections of a climate change candidate

By Guest Columnist MANDY MAHONEY. U.S. program director of the Regulatory Assistance Project

The South has long been defined by its heat and humidity, so much so that bragging about the heat has even become something of a punch line in certain circles. … As the global climate warms, extreme heat is growing more common in the South, and that is putting low-income people and communities of color at the highest risk of heat-related illness and even death.