A line of people needing assistance is wrapped around the corner at the Salvation Army Seimon Center in South East Los Angeles, during the Feed LA event, Aug, 11. [U.S. Air Force photo/Lina Satele]

Shade is a privilege often reserved for the wealthy in Los Angeles

by Tim Arango, NY Times

There is no end to the glittering emblems of privilege in this city. Teslas clog the freeways. Affluent families scramble for coveted spots in fancy kindergartens. And up in the hills of Bel-Air, where a sprawling estate just hit the market for a record $225 million, lush trees line the streets, providing welcome relief from punishing heat.

They say the sun has always been the draw of Los Angeles, but these days, shade is increasingly seen as a precious commodity, as the crises of climate change and inequality converge.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/us/los-angeles-shade-climate-change.html

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