American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting - New Orleans

In December I attended the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans and presented my research on the impact of urban growth on temperature in a sub-tropical city. We simulated Brisbane’s temperature with two scenarios of urban growth; Zero Vegetation and a Medium Density scenario. We found increases in temperatures in both scenarios, particularly during an extreme heat event when urban residents would already face increased heat stress risk. Considering the impacts on temperature of urban growth should be a priority in urban planning to reduce the risks of heat stress, which will only get worse as the climate warms. The full presentation is available here. As well as presenting, I got to listen to sp

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