Urban island heat effect: Rising temperatures in Aussie cities could create death traps

Did you know that our cities are 5C hotter compared to surrounding areas because of the ‘Urban Heat Island'?

Megan Palin shared an article on News.com.au today about the Urban Heat Island and the effect that is having on our cities. The article quotes some alarming statistics, including that "the annual air temperature of a city with one million people can be 1—3C warmer than its surroundings". However the article isn't all doom and gloom - it also details several Australian initiatives that are helping to tackle this significant problem, including our own Cool Streets© initiative. We're very proud of our Cool Streets© project, and believe that we all need to play a part in tackling climate change. You can find more information on the Cool Streets© initative over at www.coolstreets.com.au .