Cities even warmer within a decade - How can we adapt?

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In August, the IPCC reported that the world is getting warmer. In ten ywards from now, the global temperature will have risen permanently by 1.5 degrees. The fact that weather patterns will change as a result has significant consequenes for how we use water and the subsurface, also in cities. To prevent heat stress, for example. The temperature in the city can easily be five degrees higher than in non-built-up areas and things cool off less at night. Ultimately, that will have consequences for health. How can we adapt?

Periode15 jan. 2022

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  • TitelCities even warmer within a decade
    Mate van erkenningNational
    Media naam/outletDeltares
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioNetherlands
    Release datum15/01/22
    BeschrijvingIn August, the IPCC reported that the world is getting warmer. In ten years from now, the global temperature will have risen permanently by 1.5 degrees. The fact that weather patterns will change as a result has significant consequences for how we use water and the subsurface, also in cities. To prevent heat stress, for example. The temperature in the city can easily be five degrees higher than in non-built-up areas and things cool off less at night. Ultimately, that will have consequences for health. How can we adapt?
    URLhttps://deltalife.deltares.nl/january_2022/cities_even_warmer_within_a_decade
    PersonenFloris Boogaard

Keywords

  • klimaatadaptatie
  • hitte stress
  • klimaatverandering
  • groenblauwe oplossingen