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Los Angeles Is the Face of Climate Change

Our painful future is already here.

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InIn July 2018, the air temperature in Woodland Hills, a Los Angeles neighborhood some 20 miles north of the Pacific Ocean, peaked at 117 degrees Fahrenheit. For 63-year old U.S. Post Office carrier Peggy Frank, that Friday marked her first day back at work after recovering from a broken ankle. At 3:35 p.m., Frank was pronounced dead




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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Politics and the environment. Formerly senior editor at San Francisco magazine. Bylines at Politico, the Economist, and Curbed. Archive at

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