Urban heat islands are why it can feel 20 degrees hotter in different parts of the same city

by Ashley R. Williams Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Does it feel sweltering in your neighborhood, yet pleasant at the park a few blocks away? You might be living on an urban heat island. The effect happens when neighborhoods in highly developed cities like New York and New Orleans become 15 to 20 degrees hotter by … Read more

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would reduce risks to humans by up to 85%

Flooding in Key Haven caused by hurricane Wilma on 10/24/2005. Credit: Marc Averette/Wikipedia New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) quantifies the benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and identifies the hotspot regions for climate change risk in the future. The study calculates reductions in human exposure to a … Read more