We begin this issue of the Compendium by exploring the role of cities in the era of climate breakdown. This section features “Heat Planet,” an essay by architect Christopher Haines, member of Bio4Climate’s Leadership Team, exploring the global implications of the pervasive phenomenon of the “Urban Heat Island” and other heat-producing paved and de-vegetated surfaces around the globe. We then explore various general, non-urban land conservation priorities (intact forests, wilderness areas, large old trees, and habitat corridors), and finish with a sampling of stories of real communities restoring their local ecosystems.
Compendium Vol. 3 No. 2: Introduction
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