Cortada works: Do Not Open | Climate Refugees | Hot for Hialeah | Psychoanalysis of Climate Change | Reclamation Project | Flor 500
LTER : Everglades (Florida) | HJ Andrews (Oregon) | Hubbard Brook (New Hampshire)
Hot for Hialeah
Performance by Xavier Cortada at
Hialeah’s JFK Library on July 27th, 2016
According to NASA and NOAA, 2015 was, globally, the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. The ten hottest years on record have all happened since 1998. A 2001 NRDC report stated
“Projected global warming will raise Florida’s average temperature by between four and ten degrees Fahrenheit over the next 100 years. The summer heat index increase of eight to 15 degrees Fahrenheit will be the most dramatic in the nation.”
Preliminary research indicates that Hialeah may experience relatively higher temperatures than other parts of the county. This may be due to various factors including its inland location, extensive urban development and sparse tree canopy. Low-income communities and seniors are some of the most vulnerable to extreme heat events.