Why Does It Always Rain on Me?
Listener Ros Allen wondered why it always seems to rain on her village but not the one a mile away. It’s all down to microclimates. CrowdScience explores the impact of microclimates on our lives, discovers how more rain can help an English tea plantation and reveals the deadly effect of the urban heat island. Marnie Chesterton also talks to a local project in New York City, the Cool Roofs Program, that aims to reduce the urban heat effect, helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change. But just how much of a difference can measures like this really make?
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Presenter: Marnie Chesterton
Producer: Marijke Peters
(Image: Women standing on the edge of a forest with an umbrella. Credit: Getty Images)