Climate change could make cities 8C hotter by 2100, new studies show

Climate change is raising temperatures, but the effect could be worse in the world’s cities, according to researchers. They say the urban heat island effect – or the fact that cities are hotter thanks to human activity – combined with climate change could increase temperatures in urban areas by around 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or eight degrees Celsius, by the end of the 21st century.



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