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
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
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
India is moving swiftly in the direction of a greener future and is on track to exceed expectations towards achieving their goals on renewable energy. According to a Climate Central article, India is the world’s third largest carbon polluter and the country has pledged to dramatically increase its renewable energy capacity and limit catastrophic temperature
A new study has found that in West Africa Sahel climate change is making a difference in the storms. This area is between the Atlantic and the Red Sea. Climate change impacts has upset rainfall patterns making storms three times stronger than in the previous years. Sahel storms are considered among the most powerful around the world.