Yorkshire needs more green space
THE impact of urban climate change could be reduced by as much as 2.5°C, by increasing the amount of green space in Yorkshire and Humberside, according to a new report from RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
According to the study, temperatures in the region’s urban areas are up to 6°C higher than in rural areas, which is a growing problem as this increases the chance of floods, noise and the quality of our air. It also puts the lives of many animals and plant species at risk.
The report says increasing the amount of green space in the region will help alleviate this problem. Predictions suggest that summer temperatures in the UK may rise by up to 3.5°C by 2050.