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GCCA Releases Cool Surfaces Retrospective 2013

Periodically, the Global Cool Cities Alliance will highlight trending topics covering a wide range of urban heat island-related issues in a feature we call Cool Retrospective.  For our inaugural issue, we review cool developments in 2013.

2013 saw a number of cities make huge strides to mitigate the impacts of excess urban heat by adopting new cool surface policies.  New studies identified the economic advantages of cool roofing and highlighted other critical benefits of reducing urban heat islands.

You can read all about it HERE.

UK Study Predicts 257% Jump in Heat-Related Deaths by 2050

A study recently released in London by Public Health England (PHE) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicts that heat-related deaths in the United Kingdom will increase by 257% by 2050, as a result of climate change.

Learn more about the study HERE.