Why cities are so hot

Are urban spaces hotter than the countryside?

Stars Insider

21/06/24 | StarsInsider


As the sun rises every day over bustling urban landscapes, its rays are sucked up by concrete jungles and asphalt highways, casting a relentless blanket of warmth over city streets. This is known as the "urban heat island effect," where cities are turned into veritable saunas that trap temperatures and negatively affect residents. Even climate change can run rampant thanks to this heat.

But how does this heat island even exist? And is there a way to stop it before it’s too late? Click through this gallery to find out.

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