Hot Town, Summer in the City

A new study, published in the latest issue of Nature Climate Change, and summarized here at Scientific American, predicts much higher mortality for New York City from heat waves as climate change progresses.  What to do?  Slow down the greenhouse gases we’re putting into the climate system and adapt:  street trees, green roofs and facades, white roofs, cooling centers, and better communication, among other things.  Heat waves kill.


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