Twin Cities to put urban heat island to the test

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 7, 2011 - 10:26 AM

A University of Minnesota project will examine urban heat with dozens of sensors, possibly leading to ways to reduce it.

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elind56Nov. 5, 11 8:36 AM

I'm really tired of publicly funded studies whose dubious conclusions will do nothing more than satisfy someone's curiosity.

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drposterNov. 5, 11 9:46 AM

We already know this exists. The better study would be to record data in SF or Oakland where white roofs are a requirement. Has is made an impact. IE would it be worth it for Mpls/StPaul to put this requirement in effect (White roofs).

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goldwaterNov. 5, 11 9:55 AM

No doubt this project will reveal an Urban Heat Crisis, which will require addtional study financed by public money.

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sauerroNov. 5, 1110:01 AM

elind: that is fine that you are tired of such things, but what does that have to do with this article? They clearly enumerate the practical and important uses that the resulting data can be put to use for, including reducing heat related injuries and deaths to, predominantly, the elderly. I myself am a little tired of people who reflexively comment on articles without really reading them.

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psychswedeNov. 5, 1110:05 AM

Home Local Twin Cities to put urban heat island to the test Article by: BILL McAULIFFE , Star Tribune Updated: November 4, 2011 - 11:35 PM A University of Minnesota project will examine urban heat with dozens of sensors, possibly leading to ways to reduce it. 1 comments resize text print buy reprints share email Email share your name your email recipients email + add a comment add a comment "It's long been known that urban areas generate and hold heat. But now two University of Minnesota researchers are trying to uncover the devilish details about the phenomenon, to help develop ways to reduce energy use and protect human and animal health." Elind56..we already KNOW it happens....we need to find out how to reduce it. Where is the dubious conclusion? The University is a LEARNING institution...are you against teaching scientific methodology? It has practical applications..but I agree drposter...it would be interesting to see if white roofs make a notable difference.

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luv2lisnNov. 5, 1110:38 AM

"I'm really tired of publicly funded studies..".....That's all you really needed to say.

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mn_cameraNov. 5, 1111:21 AM

Yes, of course, for those opposed to studies, it's clearly important never to make an effort to understand anything. And it's clear that they are the prime exemplars of that. As Oscar Wilde once said, a cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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merkinNov. 5, 1111:25 AM

Lord knows we should never try to learn anything so we can craft informed solutions. Instead let's just make decisions based on where our drool falls on a piece of paper.

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merkinNov. 5, 1111:28 AM

My favorite Oscar Wilde quote: I'm not young enough to know everything.

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bruiser2Nov. 5, 1111:34 AM

The effort here is clear. Infringe on private property rights in the guise of protecting the environment. That's all you need to know about this study other than the taxpayer is once again on the hook for someone's political agenda. I guess if you read liberal newspapers or watch CBS news you're only getting half the story.

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