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Answer To India Heating Up – Paint The Roofs White?

In Architecture, Climate Change, Environment, India on February 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Connecting the dots….

TOI reports that 2009 was India’s hottest year.(full post)

“Interestingly, of the 12 hottest years in the 108 years since 1901, when the Met department started maintaining temperature records, 8 have been in the past decade.”

Meanwhile Newscientist.com reports that cities can reduce temperatures by 0.6 °C if the roofs were painted white.

And imagine all those apartment building rooftops having gardens on the roof like this one below – a community space to enjoy greenery in concrete jungles, teach city kids that food doesn’t come from bags, and cool things down a bit too.

Pic at Apartment Therapy

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