USA/CITIES – How mapping trees in America’s cities could fight inequality and slow climate change (Jad Daley, WEF)

  • Heat is a silent killer, taking more lives each year than any other form of extreme weather.
  • Trees reduce neighbourhood temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Many people without air conditioning in the United States live in areas with low levels of tree cover, and are therefore denied the cooling benefits of trees.
  • A new tool provides maps and data to show exactly where we are failing to deliver trees as heat protection for urban neighbourhoods.