POINTS-TO-PONDER

. . . . . . .BEFORE YOU START BULLDOZING A GREENSPACE WITH TREES HERE ARE A FEW POINTS TO PONDER COMPLIMENTS OF A RECENT RESEARCH BY SOME BRITISH SCIENTISTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .An additional 10 percent more green space could reduce surface temperatures by 7 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a team of British scientists. Extra parks and green roofs could counteract the predicted rise in temperature until 2080 when summers are expected to be hotter and drier and winters wetter. Because American cities are more prone than British cities to high summer temperatures, University of Manchester biologist Roland Ennos said green space has an even more important function in the United States.In cities around the world, planting more grass and trees could keep people more comfortable and reduce air conditioning costs and energy expenditures, Ennos said. . . . . . . . .HAVING SAID THAT I NOTICE THAT EVEN IN MY OWN CITY,TORONTO AN APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE BY A VERY LARGE CONTRACTOR TO DEMOLISH AN IMPECCABLE GREEN MINI PARK IN THE HEART OF NORTH NORK (GIBSON PARK).THIS PARK IS AN OASIS OF STATELY TREES AND EXTENDED LAWN AREA WITH BENCHES."PURPOSE "OF THE DESTRUCTION. . . .TO CONSTRUCT MORE CONDOMINIONS AND COMMERCIAL SPACES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GO FIGURE. . . . . . . .ONE MORE SIDE NOTE . . . . . . . .THIS PARK IS LOCATED NEXT TO NORTH YORK CITY HALL.

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