New research explores the climate impact of drought vegetation efforts

 

 

Hidden, local climate impacts of drought-friendly vegetation

Source: University of Southern California

Summary:

Scientists determined that if a many Los Angeles property owners switch their lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping, it could increase local temperatures and exacerbate heat waves, and would have other similar consequences.

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.