December 2, 2022

Grothe Pens Opinion Piece on Area’s Urban Heat Islands

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe

Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe

An opinion piece by Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Pamela Grothe Pamela Grothe, titled “Commentary: Urban heat islands make climate change worse,” ran in The Free Lance-Star on Sunday, Aug. 21. Along with her co-author, Adam Lynch, a river steward with Friends of the Rappahannock, Grothe wrote: Little was known about Fredericksburg’s urban heat islands until this summer, when our two organizations, the University of Mary Washington and Friends of the Rappahannock, partnered on a comprehensive heat-mapping campaign, tracking heat in the city and surrounding counties. Read more.