What is Urban Heat Island Effect?

Posted by admin on May 30, 2022

As a city develops, green spaces are cleared to make way for more buildings and roads. This reduces natural airflow, increases surfaces temperatures as concretes absorb sunlight, and increases energy output as people switch to cooling methods such as air conditioning and coolant fans. The increased pollutants in the air can cause health problems long term. On naturally hot days, areas that are predominantly concrete (without any green space) can see spikes of up to 20 degrees C compared to average temperatures in an area at the same time.