Facebook Twitter Gplus RSS
magnify
Home 2017 June
formats

Green Roof Tops Cool our Cities Down by Paul Rivers for ClimateYou

New York City, like other urban areas worldwide, struggle with the urban heat island effect (UHI). This phenomenon takes advantage of the energy absorption by building materials and results in a warmer environment in city areas compared to surrounding rural districts. This problem fundamentally lies in the physical characteristics of city building materials which are

(Read More…)

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

OUR TAKE: Coming up are deadly heat waves by 2100

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Kona wanted to study the likely impact of heatwaves as global warming continues. A post by Salon.com reports that researchers discovered that there was no good database, so they made one. They read through 30,000 studies published since 1980. They found 800 deadly heat events in 164 cities in 36 countries. What turns

(Read More…)

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

OUR TAKE: Getting Warmer & Why

This important article starts off arcane — reporting on a study of stalagmites in a Russian cave — and ends with an apocalyptic warning — we’re heating the climate 20 to 50 times faster than ever before. The study helps to resolve a disparity — the article calls it a conundrum — between computer models

(Read More…)

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

Predicting future Hurricanes by City-Tech Blogger Branden Harris

People are still mourning the loss of lives of families and friends that were tragically killed in last year’s East Coast hurricane, Matthew. This occurrence left not only trauma, but $10 billion in damages in the United States alone. Having said that, the coastal areas are once again preparing for another hurricane season. Credit: NOAA

(Read More…)

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments 
formats

OUR TAKE: Making Climate Science Less Boring & More Emotional

This opinion piece out of Australia, is all about communication. The scientists have been hammering their message that climate change is real, it’s a clear and present danger, and, yes, we’ve caused most of it ourselves by burning fossil fuels in our cars, factories, and power plants. However, the scientists’ facts, figures, graphs, and consensus

(Read More…)

 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
No Comments  comments