Birmingham Aims to Plant Its Way Into the Shade

From a story on By Lee Hedgepeth headlined “Birmingham aims to plant its way into the shade”:

Sometimes Thomasine Jackson can’t get to work.

Jackson, 65, said if there’s been a hard rain, water covers her entire street, leaving her no choice but to call her supervisor at Drummond Coal and tell him she can’t make it in.

“It is what it is,” she said, standing in the front yard of her modest brick home in Birmingham. Overhead, an Alabama thunderstorm was brewing.

Jackson may work for a coal company, but she knows the science. Climate change, she understands, will only make conditions worse.