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UHI – worse than we thought

August 20, 2014

Watts Up With That?

Remember when I measured the UHI in Reno, NV? It seems the normally alarmist “Climate Central” is just now getting around to recognizing UHI, but of course, they have to put in the obligatory disclaimer that it cannot possibly contribute to the global warming signal. Well, they are just flat wrong about that, but that’s what they are paid to say.

indianapolis_UHINew Study on Urban Heat Islands and Climate Change Shows Most Large U.S.Cities Getting Hotter Faster than Rural Areas

Since 1970, summer temperatures have been rising. While exact rates of warming differ between regions, most cities have been heating up faster than adjacent rural areas all across the United States.  The concrete and asphalt surfaces in city buildings, roads, and infrastructure hold more heat and release that heat more slowly than vegetation and organic surfaces. This is known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Climate change…

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