Video: From Rooftop to Alleyway, Chicago Fights Extreme Urban Heat With Greener Ideas

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As the planet warms, heat waves are becoming more frequent and severe.  The problem is compounded in cities by the "urban heat island" effect -- the tendency for cities to be much warmer than the surrounding countryside.  In this 10 minute video, PBS Newshour reports on Chicago's efforts to cool the city down and dampen the rising need for air conditioning.  

See also the full report, a companion slide show and the transcript.

It is one of series of videos on Coping With Climate Change series.  Among recent programs are:

 

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