The climate is changing
The earth’s temperature is rising due to the increase in greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. Countries are introducing increasing numbers of measures to reduce these gasses. Examples of this include nitrogen reduction, sustainable construction and sustainable energy generation.
Climate change affects the quality of life in towns and cities. The effects of climate change in the urban environment are easy to see:
- Too much water: heavy downpours cause local flooding
- Too little water: long dry periods between rainfall result in drooping plants in cities
- Heat stress: lack of vegetation and shadow in cities causes heat islands