Environmental Problems with Parking Lots

Environmental problems with parking lots
  1. I have always believed our focus for climate impact should be the natural processes we disrupt when we create our living areas. We remove natures natural water collection and cooling process (evaporation), and replace it with heat absorbing, water diverting parking lots, roads and buildings. You mention the urban heat island effect. We don’t publicize this enough. We need to include the removal of vegetation and the flash flooding runoff impact of these areas. These issues are immediate. When we build a new subdivision on a hillside and remove trees and install roads and homes, the downstream areas are immediately in danger of increased flooding. Wooded areas are cool even on hot, sunny days due to the shading and evaporation effects. Focus more on water collection and evaporation features

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