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'Urban island effect' compounds Phoenix's sweltering heat
by Anita Snow

The Associated Press    Translate This Article
26 July 2018

On 26 July 2018 The Associated Press reported: When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the heat. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona's largest city is also an 'urban heat island,' a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. ... In urban heat islands, solar radiation and hot air from vehicles and buildings get trapped between high-rises. There aren't enough trees to provide shade and evaporative cooling that can bring down temperatures. Global Good News service views this news as the failure of modern science and health systems. Such 'flops' highlight the need for more intelligent, evolutionary, Natural Law based, life-supporting systems.

Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees, and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. ...

But climate specialists like Brian Stone, who runs the Georgia Institute of Technology's Urban Climate Lab, said more is needed.

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