York­shire needs more green space

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

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.

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