Why Global Warming Will Make Sidewalks Less Walkable

Why Global Warming Will Make Sidewalks Less Walkable

Why Global Warming Will Make Sidewalks Less Walkable


“Why will global warming make sidewalks less walkable?”

Sidewalks can become overheated and less walkable during heatwaves. The advent of global warming is going to make heat waves more frequent, and resultantly this is Why Global Warming Will Make Sidewalks Less Walkable. To fix this, urban planners and engineers are going to have to take these factors into consideration and redesign cities with adaptation in mind.

3 thoughts on “Why Global Warming Will Make Sidewalks Less Walkable

  1. Temperature extremes will also exacerbate cracking and buckling. Concrete is a poor material environmentally because of the GHG emissions involved in making it, too. There are new pervious materials that can be used instead that handle temperature change better, allow storm water to be filtered through the earth instead of running off and carrying debris into storm drains. Sidewalks need to be reinvented as we reclaim urban ground while adapting the urbs to higher density and reducing asphalt area.

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  2. Oh Lord, more good news: stay off the sidewalks. Then, again, maybe we could save electricity by heating our meals on the pavement. …

    Whether it is unprecedented heat waves and Westcoast wildfires, an exodus of sea life due to warming waters, Europe’s hottest year on record, off-the-chart poor-air advisories, unprecedented stalling hurricanes, the mass deforestation and incineration of the Amazonian rainforest, record-breaking floods, single-use plastics clogging life-bearing waters, a B.C. (2019) midsummer’s snowfall, the gradually dying endangered whale species or geologically invasive/destructive fracking or a myriad of other categories of large-scale toxic pollutant emissions and dumps — there has been discouragingly insufficient political courage and will to properly act upon the cause-and-effect of manmade global warming and climate change.

    General human existence has for too long been (at least to me) analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much should they have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated.


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