How Singapore Uses Science To Stay Cool.
HOW SINGAPORE USES SCIENCE TO STAY COOL
If you examine a thermal image of a city then compare that to a map of vegetation, you will find out that where there is greenery, the temperature is lower. That is because things like asphalt, concrete and shingled roofs absorb more heat from the sun than trees. This can be the urban heat island effect, and it accounts for the upper temperatures in cities, often by several degrees compared with their surroundings. It is becoming a major threat to human health as the world’s growing urban population exacerbates the warming effects of global climate change. Heat waves, like tornadoes, hurricanes, and even floods, kill more people than other extreme weather events. That is why a group of researchers in Singapore are looking into urban heat island mitigation strategies. Cooling Singapore, a government-backed project, is now in the process of combining everything they’ve learned to create a digital tool that can help cities all over the world, beginning with Singapore. Temperatures in Singapore, near the equator, regularly exceed 32 degrees Celsius or 90 degrees Fahrenheit.The city structures exacerbate the situation. This is also true for Singapore, which is largely a jungle but has become more urbanized and developed. Even in Singapore, there could be a temperature difference of seven degrees Celsius between the more urbanized and the more rural areas. The government has taken drastic measures to reduce temperatures. Gardens by the Bay is an award-winning park. Before we go any further, I’d appreciate it if you could give us a thumbs up by hitting the like button, share our video, subscribe to this channel, and turn on your notifications for new videos.
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