Cooling our cities: how?
Even if the world were to stop burning fossil fuels tomorrow, the momentum of rising global temperature caused by too much carbon in the atmosphere demands on the ground responses if we are to keep our cities livable. How can we cool our cities and keep them healthy?
Most cities in the world will have to deal with higher temperatures in the future. And those higher temperatures that can be deadly: over 50,000 Russians died in 2010 heat wave. How can we cool our cities and keep them healthy? Will planting trees and building eco-roofs be enough? What do we do about the 40-50% of urban land that is paved with heat-absorbing asphalt? Share your ideas and examples of actions that help cool your community.