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Cities are warming 29% faster than rural areas. Could urban greening  fix this?

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Extreme heatwaves have affected millions of people around the world this year - urban greening could help. Image: Unsplash/wong zihoo

Stefan Ellerbeck
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A graph showing year to date global temperatures from 2013-2022 urban greening
This year is on track to become the sixth-hottest on record. Image: NOAA

Temperatures rising fastest larger cities Asia urban greening  offset surface warming
Temperatures are rising fastest in larger cities, especially in Asia. But urban greening can offset an average of 0.13°C of surface warming per decade (as per research). Image: Nature.

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