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
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.
In this year global warming has caused a drastic increase in temperatures, which made this winter season much hotter than years before. Some studies have found that this increase in temperatures can have small benefits in America. According to an article by the Associated Press, the benefits can be related to the increase in physical
Africa is the continent which is facing terrible consequences due to the climate change. According to the article written by Claudia ten Have of United Nations University, published in July 06th 2008, titled “Africa and Climate Change”, many deleterious changes from climate change is to be expected for the future. According to Claudia, “Africa is set to experience: