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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

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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

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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

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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

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Increasing Sahel storms in West Africa by City-Tech Blogger Mariano Huaman

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.

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