The unrelenting global expansion of the urban heat island over the last century

Discover this new publication on the Growing Impact of Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect on Cities by CLEARING HOUSE partners!

The global rise in temperatures and urbanization has led to the increasing prominence of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in scientific research.

Over the past century, global temperatures have increased and urbanization has grown. This has led to a rise in the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, which has gained attention in scientific research worldwide.

A literature search was conducted and resulted in 6078 publications investigating UHI in 1726 cities worldwide from 1901 to 2022. The study found that UHI was studied in only 134 cities during the 90-year period from 1901 to 1992, indicating a significant growth in interest over time. The findings of this study have important implications for scientists and stakeholders involved in urban planning to mitigate UHI’s effects in the context of climate change and urbanization.

To learn more about this study and its implications, read the full article!