Why Cities May Save Our Climate

October 31st, 2016 United States of America

By: Curbed

Most importantly for the United States, the increasingly aggressive tone cities are taking when it comes to climate change offers a fantastic example of the maxim that all politics are local. As federal agencies and national politicians bicker, cities can’t turn a blind eye. They’re on the front lines of increasingly serious issues such as coastal flooding, rising temperatures and the heat island effect, as well as pollution and carbon emissions. Mayors around the world are pushing for green development—when energy is expected to account for 28 percent of worldwide infrastructure investment over the next 15 years, cities have to get serious about energy efficiency and cost savings.

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