U.S. cities hire specialists to counter climate change as impacts worsen

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By Ned Parker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tucson hired a forester. Miami named a heat officer. And Los Angeles appointed a climate emergency mobilization director. Across the United States, cities have launched new programs focused on dealing with extreme weather, reflecting the growing impacts of climate change on local communities, according to experts. Since 2019 at least 30 U.S. cities have taken fresh action such as hiring specialists to combat the impact of extreme weather, including Phoenix, Houston, Louisville, Nashville, and Oakland, according to the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Res…

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