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HOW TOP COUNTRIES FIGHT GLOBAL CHANGE???

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By KokilaRajaPublished 2 months ago 5 min read
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Vienna Launches a cool streets!!

HOW TOP COUNTRIES FIGHT GLOBAL CHANGE???

Numerous variables, such as extended exposure to high temperatures, humidity, and limited access to cooling facilities, can result in heat-related mortality. Here are a few ways that intense heat in a nation might cause death:

The most serious type of heat-related sickness is heatstroke, which can happen when the body's ability to regulate its temperature is overtaxed. Heatstroke can result from extended exposure to high temperatures and, if left untreated, can be fatal.

1. Dehydration: The body loses water through perspiration more quickly in hot temperatures. People who don't drink enough water may get dehydrated, which can cause a number of health issues, including organ failure and even death.

2. Cardiovascular Issues: Excessive heat can put stress on the heart, particularly in people who already have heart issues. Heat can make heart conditions worse, increasing the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular crises.

3. Breathing Problems: Excessive heat can exacerbate breathing disorders like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Furthermore, during heatwaves, air pollution frequently rises, exacerbating respiratory issues and perhaps resulting in respiratory collapse.

4. Vulnerable Populations: People who are poor, elderly, have long-term medical conditions, have small children, live in poverty, don't have access to air conditioning, or are otherwise vulnerable to the heat are more likely to suffer from heat-related illnesses and die during heatwaves.

5.Heatwave-Associated Mortality: There may be an increase in death rates during hot, humid spells that is either directly or indirectly related to the heat. This can include both deaths brought on directly by the heat and deaths made worse by it, including complications from pre-existing medical issues.

6. Heat-Related Accidents: As individuals seek refuge in bodies of water during hot weather, there is an increased danger of falls, burns from the sun, and drownings.

Governments and communities should develop heatwave preparedness plans, make cooling center accessible, teach the public heat safety precautions, and address underlying issues like poverty and substandard housing that can worsen the risks of heat-related illnesses in order to reduce the likelihood of heat-related deaths.

Top countries are trying to fight this problem,

NEWYORK

Indeed, in an effort to mitigate metropolitan heat and lessen the effects of the urban heat island effect, New York City has started utilizing white paint. The phenomenon known as the "urban heat island effect" occurs when temperatures in urban areas are noticeably higher than in nearby rural areas as a result of human activity and the built environment, including the prevalence of heat-absorbing dark surfaces like asphalt and rooftops.

The city wants to decrease heat absorption and boost sunlight reflectance, or albedo, by painting everything white, including roads and rooftops. In comparison to darker surfaces, white surfaces reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, assisting in reducing urban heat island effect and lowering temperatures.

Cool roofs, or white painted rooftops, are a growing trend in many places across the world as an easy and affordable approach to reduce heat and increase energy efficiency. Similarly, applying reflecting coatings to roads can lessen the impact of the urban heat island effect by lowering surface temperatures.

Apart from the use of white paint, New York City has instituted many tactics to tackle metropolitan heat, such as expanding green areas, planting trees, and encouraging the utilization of energyefficient construction materials. These programs are a part of larger ones aimed at making cities more sustainable and habitable as well as increasing urban resistance to climate change.

VIENNA

Yes, Vienna has been putting policies into place, along with many other cities across the globe, to battle urban heat and create more comfortable urban environments. A project Vienna has been working on is called "cool streets."

A variety of techniques are used in "cool streets" to lessen heat absorption and enhance the microclimate in cities. Among the techniques employed to design hip streets are:

Light-coloured surfaces: Vienna uses reflecting or light-coloured materials for roads, rooftops, and pavements to reflect sunlight and lessen heat absorption, much like New York City does with white paint.

Shade trees and vegetation: Adding shade, improving air quality, and lowering air temperatures through evapotranspiration are all achieved by planting trees and vegetation beside roadways.

Green infrastructure: By creating natural cooling effects, green infrastructure—such as rain gardens, green walls, and green roofs—helps absorb rainfall, lessen runoff, and lessen heat.

Urban planning and design: You may maximize airflow and minimize heat buildup by designing streets and public areas with orientation, building heights, and wind patterns in mind.

Vienna hopes that by putting these policies into place, its citizens would live in urban areas that are more comfortable, resilient, and colder—especially during times of intense heat. The city's attempts to lessen the urban heat island effect and prepare for the effects of climate change are also aided by such projects.

SINGAPORE

The Parkroyal on Pickering hotel is one example of the creative and sustainable urban development initiatives that Singapore is renowned for. Cradled by lush vegetation throughout its architecture, the Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore's CBD is affectionately referred to as "the hotel in a garden."

The hotel's outer façade is covered with lush greenery that cascades down, and its terraces and balconies are furnished with trees and plants. There are various reasons to include greenery:

Aesthetic appeal: The hotel's lush landscaping draws attention to it and gives it a distinctive, eye catching architectural design that makes it stand out in the city.

Environmental benefits: By releasing oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, and offering shade, the plants lessen the impact of the urban heat island. This enhances the surrounding air quality and creates a cooler microclimate around the hotel.

Biodiversity: By offering habitats for birds, insects, and other species in the middle of the city, the inclusion of green spaces promotes biodiversity.

Sustainability: The hotel's eco-friendly architecture complements Singapore's initiatives to support environmental preservation and sustainability. It shows how urban growth and the environment can coexist peacefully while lessening the ecological impact of infrastructure and structures.

While all of these efforts are incredible, they won't be sufficient to stop global warming. Global transformation from billions of people, nations, and cities is what we need.

Change that begins with me and that begins with you.

Keep checking back for additional details. KR

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  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Fascinating! Well written!

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