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Pulse Poll: Have you made any changes in response to the warming climate?

The sun beats down on the 500 block of North Rose St. in the McElderry Park neighborhood on July 24, 2019. Like many streets in East Baltimore, the block offers no shade and almost no cooling breeze for residents. (Wide Angle Youth Media Photo/Sonia Hug)

The sun beats down on the 500 block of North Rose Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood on July 24, 2019. Like many streets in East Baltimore, the block offers no shade and almost no cooling breeze for residents. (Wide Angle Youth Media Photo/Sonia Hug)

The Daily Record is publishing a four-part series by Capital News Service about how the warming climate is affecting Baltimore neighborhoods. Among the findings of the series: People living in the hottest parts of the city tend to be poorer; extreme heat can be dangerous for people with chronic health conditions; and trees, which play a role in shielding streets and buildings from the sun’s warmth, are more plentiful in wealthier areas of the city.

Responses to the increasing heat could involve efforts by individuals, organizations and governments. Among the ideas discussed in the fourth part of the series are painting roofs white to reflect solar energy, reducing carbon dioxide production in electricity generation, planting more trees and creating more green spaces.

This week’s Pulse Poll asks whether you have made any changes to help counteract the warming climate.

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