Even though the calendar says January, we haven’t seen much of the winter this year. Usually the winter is cold, spring is mild, summer is hot, and the autumn is wet and windy, but everything points to a new meteorological structure. With climate changes accelerating, we experience higher temperatures and a gradual change of seasons.
It is said that changes do not happen overnight - that tomorrow isn’t all that different from today – and this might be true. But there will also be a day after tomorrow. And even though the effects and signs of climate changes are already obvious, it can become much worse when we reach 2100.
As temperatures rise, scientists assume that by 2100 the summer season will last twice as long. That is 6 months!! Even though that sounds lovely in our Nordic ears, the climate changes already have a measurable impact on humans and nature. Many regions are experiencing the consequences of heavy rain falls, high temperatures, rising water levels, and longer periods of drought – facts that city planners, landscape architects and developers all over North and Central Europe must consider when planning and creating the cities of the future.
Now is the time to plant trees! It is proven knowledge that well planned urban landscapes and city parks can help minimize the damaging effects of climate changes. In the summer city, tree canopies and green areas have a cooling effect and a CO2-reduction potential – alongside a range of other well-known benefits for the people who live there. Also, urban trees can be used to absorb water and help prevent localized flooding.
For more than 20 years Milford has provided knowledge and innovative solutions for the blue and green infrastructure. (DK, NO, SE).
Creating liveable cities is our mission, and the development of sustainable products for tree planting and climate change adaptation will continue to be our focus for the years to come.
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