urban heat island effect

Urban Heat Island Effect To Double City-Level Costs Of Dealing With Climate Change, Study Finds

The urban heat island effect — effectively, the reality that dark roads and buildings in urban areas absorb and radiate far more heat than vegetation in rural areas does, which makes cities notably hotter than surrounding areas — is going to more than double the city-level costs of dealing with rising temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change over the coming century, according to a new study.

'Make it white' Chu says to Stewart

[social_buttons] Energy Secretary Steven Chu was recently on the Daily Show, with a carbon reduction strategy that is readily applicable: cool off our roofs. Your home or office building has to endure the solar radiation it receives from the sun on a daily basis.  Much of this radiation gets transferred … [continued]