Friday, September 19, 2008

Paint the Town .... White?

High albedo to the rescue! An announcement at California's annual Climate Change Research Conference shows the potential for massive global warming offsets by using high-albedo roofing materials.
"Globally, roofs account for 25% of the surface of most cities, and pavement accounts for about 35%. If all were switched to reflective material in 100 major urban areas, it would offset 44 metric gigatons of greenhouse gases."
Pretty unbelievable what a little paint could do!

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