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Planting more trees in cities could cut deaths from summer heat in the European cities.

A recent study done by the lead author Tamara Iungman, from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, suggested the increasing heat in European region needs urgent action to curb recent experience caused by extreme temperature fluctuations caused by climate change.

She further said “We already know that high temperatures in urban environments are associated with negative health outcomes, such as cardiorespiratory failure, hospital admission, and premature death.”
Her team wants to influence policymakers to make cities greener, “more sustainable, resilient and healthy” as well as mitigating climate breakdown, she added, since heat-related illness and death are expected to present an even bigger burden to health services over the next decade than cold temperatures.




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  • Elizabeth Gathigia

    69 w

    We gain alot from trees and therefore it should be our mission to make our earth more greener

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    • Grace Njeri

      70 w

      Trees give off oxygen that we need to breathe. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and may reduce the effects of flooding

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      • Gorffly mokua

        72 w

        Any city without trees is equal as dead!

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        • Timothy Ndegwa

          72 w

          Trees make our environment more habitable supporting life. This could be more facinating and remedy to effects caused by climate change.

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          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

            72 w

            Going green should be a mission for all

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            • Annett Michuki..

              72 w

              It will also reduce Heat stroke on people

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              • Gabriela Maya

                72 w

                Planting strategical species, especially native ones, will at the same time increase biodiversity in cities, making up to some degree for loss of habitat in other areas.

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                • rosebellendiritu

                  72 w

                  It should be a goal for every city coz almost every city is affected by the unpredicted heat patterns,

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                  • We Don't Have Time

                    72 w

                    Dear Patrick Kiash Thank you for getting your climate idea to level 2! We have reached out to European Parliament and asked what they think. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

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                    • JOSEPH KIARII NDUNGU

                      72 w

                      It's important to note that while planting trees can have a positive impact on mitigating the effects of heat, it's not a silver bullet solution. Other factors such as the design of buildings and public spaces, access to air conditioning, and the provision of adequate healthcare also play important roles in addressing the issue of heat-related health risks.

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                      • Ajema Lydiah

                        72 w

                        this is wonderful their will be clean air for human breathing hence conducive environmentt

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                        • Ashley Wanjiku

                          72 w

                          a wonderful idea planting trees may provide shade hence a cooler environment which is safe for human health i.e clean air for human breathing

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                          • George Kariuki

                            72 w

                            Planting more trees in cities is one way to fight against this issue and reduce the risk of heat-related deaths in urban settings.

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                            • Kamau WA Githinji

                              72 w

                              this will create a cooler environment for the people around

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                              • Tabitha Kimani

                                72 w

                                The trees will clean the air and remove impurities. The heat waves are really serious.

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