A new study in Nature Climate Change argues that cities generate a lot of waste heat, contributing to the weird weather patterns seen lately.
So, does this mean that city living really isn’t so sustainable after all? I don’t think so; rather, I think it shows that we’re taking full advantage of the opportunities for resource sharing offered in urban settings. And while more of us following Susie Cagle’s suggestion to “…put on a sweater and take the bus,” guilt-tripping probably won’t get us to where we want to be. It’s time to think really creatively about resource efficiency… and sharing is good place to start.