Saturday 25 May 2024

Urban heat island effect


In many towns around the world there are dense concentrations of pavements, sidewalks, buildings and other surfaces paved with asphalt that absorbs and retains heat. 

Most of the available soil in the urban environment is buried under asphalt and concrete and any minimally available bare soil is compacted by foot traffic. That's why the green areas in the photos are fenced. 

Adding shrub and trees to the urban environment offers ecological value and reminds us regionally typical vegetation.

I am glad to see olive trees blooming, considering from 2016 to 2022 many Italian farmers experienced wasting disease of olive trees. 

Have a nice weekend ☀️

Thursday 9 May 2024

Better late than never

It seems President Biden has just understood that bombs supplied to Israel have been used in Gaza to kill civilians ... better late than never.

According to the US National Security Council, if Israel were to make significant ground combat operations in South Gaza, we would see innocent people falling victims again and again.

We wait and see.