“Cities in Climate Change Danger, Warns Captain Planet”
Posted: Dec. 5, 2014
By: Jeffrey Marlow – Wired Online
Cities have been getting a lot of love these days, as home to more than half of the world’s population and sites of revitalization, innovative governance strategies, and cultural vibrancy. But urban locations may also be ground zero for climate change, both as perpetrators of a warming atmosphere and as victims of its multi-tiered effects.
So says Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia and a leading voice in climate science circles. “Cities are where things are most rapidly heating,” he says, “and they also represent particular concentrations of vulnerability.” Read Full Article