What is an urban heat island?
An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The temperature difference is usually larger at night than during the day, and is most apparent when winds are weak. UHI is most noticeable during the summer and winter. The main cause of the UHI effect is from the modification of land surfaces. Waste heat generated by energy usage is a secondary contributor. As a population center grows, it tends to expand its area and increase its average temperature. The term heat island is also used; the term can be used to refer to any area that is relatively hotter than the surrounding, but generally refers to human-disturbed areasUrban heat island (en.wikipedia.org)
What sort of modification of land surfaces contribute to heat islands? Well, that has much to do with asphalt and cement and the removal of trees and other sorts of foliage. So, how does so-called mainstream news media treat heat islands? Here is an example.
Thelma Mays couldn’t breathe.
On a blazing summer day, she began gasping for air inside her Petersburg, Virginia, apartment, and was forced to call 911. If she’d been able to look out her window to see the ambulance pull up at Carriage House, an income-based complex for the elderly, she wouldn’t have been able to see a single tree. Just the other side of the sprawling brick building.Continued => We created scorching ‘heat islands’ in East Coast cities. Now they’re becoming unlivable (www.usatoday.com)
You don’t want to pay to read USA Today? Then read the article here => https://www.pressreader.com/usa/usa-today-us-edition/20220726/281492165060647.
What is the point of the USA Today “news” article? Heat islands are racist and artifacts of global warming.
Are heat islands racist? No. Because poor people cannot afford to spend much on housing, they tend to live in areas where wealthier people don’t want to live, and most people don’t want to live in intracity neighborhoods, but poor blacks and immigrants have little choice. Because most such areas are run by incompetent and dishonest Democrats, instead of fixing the problem the so-called mainstream news media fixes the blame on supposedly racist Republicans. Instead of helping blacks and the other people who live in intracity areas, Democrat politicians just keep those they rule ignorant, poor, dependent, and gullible.
Do heat islands have anything to do with global warming? No. Global warming, assuming that it is a real problem, is the result of the production of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. Heat islands result from urban sprawl: the destruction of green foliage and huge areas covered with asphalt and concrete. We are more likely to confuse the localized warming produced by heat islands with global warming than global warming is likely to worsen the affects produced by heat islands.
Can we fix heat islands? With Democrats in charge? No. So long as Democrats are in charge, we will just hear more and more about racist Republicans and the need to spend humongous sums on global warming boondoggles.
We have known about urban heat islands for decades. Unfortunately, our political elites don’t care. Urban heat islands do not affect them. Either they have air conditioning, or they don’t live in a heat island. So, they don’t want to deal with the costs and headaches of fixing heat islands. Instead, they just want to fix the blame.
Contemplate the fact Democrats don’t care. Then consider the favorite issue of the moment, abortion and their desire to pack the Supreme Court with Liberal Democrat judges. Why do Democrats so love abortion? That is because nonwhites terminate their pregnancies — abort their babies — with much greater frequency than whites.
Abortion is something that affects the poor, not our political elites. In fact, Liberal Democrat whites want nonwhites to abort their babies. Plan Parenthood was established by a racist, and Planned Parenthood is a core Democrat Party constituency.