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Urban Heat Island Handout Side 2 you only need to complete one side Choices Alternatives Name Date Period Issue The urban heat island effect has a large impact on cities like Los Angeles It makes the temperature much hotter in the city compared to rural areas This can lead to intense heat waves that cause deaths increased energy costs for air conditioning and increased air pollution What s the best way to decrease the urban heat island effect in Los Angeles Choices Choice 1 Use more air conditioning Choice 2 Change the color of building materials so they are lighter Choice 3 Increase the number of trees and other plant life Which choices are the best Which choices are the worst Why 1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice Urban Heat Island Handout Side 1 you only need to complete one side Design a Better Los Angeles Name Date Period How would you improve the way Los Angeles is designed so the urban heat island effect is reduced Draw a picture of your version of Los Angeles below


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