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City Temps May Soar From Urbanization, Global Warming
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City Temps May Soar From Urbanization, Global Warming

By Michael D. Lemonick
  • For scientists who worry about climate change, cities are just plain annoying. The acres of asphalt that cover roads and parking lots and roofs absorb enormous amounts of heat. In the summer, whirring air conditioners channel even more heat out of buildings and into the air. Climate scientists have to subtract this so-called urban heat island effect from their calculations if they want to get a true picture of how greenhouse gas emissions are warming the planet.

    For people who actually live in cities, however the urban heat island effect is more than just a mathematical annoyance. If you’re sweltering on a hot summer day, your body doesn’t much care where the heat is coming from. And according to a paper just published in Nature Climate Change, urbanization alone could drive local temperatures up by a whopping 7°F by 2050 in some parts of the U.S. — some two or three times higher than the effects of global warming (which would also be going on at the same time).

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http://www.climatecentral.org/news/urban...ring-14806
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I don't know about scientists being annoyed. We should all look carefully at this phenomonem. We are creating deserts where deserts don't normally exist and this is playing havoc with local weather patterns. Water runs out of the city rather than soak into the aquafiers and takes pollution out to sea. Then there is more and more land going under the plough.

Non of this has anything to do with mythical 'greenhouse gases' and everything to do with population growth. The more I look into the background of events that led to the formation of blogs like this the more I see evidence 'population' is the real driver. Under that is the fear of war which 'they' hope global government will prevent.

Ah, well. Not my problem really. If I'm lucky I might see the result in 10 or 15 years. Mind you I'm betting on the quiet sun and a new ice age. Will have a big effect on population to the extent war becomes irrelevant.
Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth. - Alan Caruba
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