“…Painting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer –
– it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years – a study has found.
One of the simplest, yet most effective, ways of engineering the urban environment to cope with global warming is to increase the reflectivity of the cityscape –
– so that more of the incoming sunlight is directed back into space, scientists said…”
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