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BECOMING ARIZONA

By 2100, Sacramento is expected to feel much like Phoenix. What can we do now to prepare for that hotter future?

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Part One: This Arid Life

As Sacramento heats up, how might our landscape change in the coming decades?

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Part Two: Lessons from Phoenix

How Phoenix tracks, confronts, and reduces heat-related death and illness, what we can learn from them, and the challenges that remain.

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Part Three: Urban Heat Islands

These islands are no escape. They arise in our most disadvantaged communities. It’s time to stop thinking about trees as beautification and more as a health and social equity solution.

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Part Four: Energy, Cooling and Infrastructure

The tradeoffs, solutions and opportunities as Sacramento grows.

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Part Five: What Works. Our Climate ‘Resolutions’

We’ve covered a lot. Let’s recap promising solutions, take a look at climate adaptation research, and see what “resolutions” local climate action plans may hold for the coming years.

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