'Heat islands' and wide temperature disparities found across New Orleans

in #nature3 months ago

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Preliminary results from a new heat mapping model show wide temperature variation in New Orleans, with some neighborhoods suffering through temperatures that were as much as 18 degrees hotter than other parts of the city.

Interesting article about temperatures in the New Orleans area and how it is effected by humans. Our cities are full of cement and brick that do nothing but absorb the heat, it's a shame but humans haven't done a good job of living with nature. I try to add as much green space to my living area as I can, small steps by one but it would be huge if we all did it. I've often wondered what it was like to live in a place like New Orleans 500 years ago, probably a lot different, probably a lot cooler. But of course, probably a lot more bugs, lol.

Read the full story here....
https://www.nola.com/news/environment/article_717c9e10-88e8-11eb-8b76-5b879dcd3c67.html