“…Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years – says study…”

“…Painting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer -

- it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years – a study has found.

One of the simplest, yet most effective, ways of engineering the urban environment to cope with global warming is to increase the reflectivity of the cityscape -

- so that more of the incoming sunlight is directed back into space, scientists said…”

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Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study – Climate Change – Environment – The Independent.

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