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Painting the town green, Lessons from Hurricane Fiona, Vertical farming's role in alt-protein, and MORE! | 🌿Vertical Farming Weekly - October 28, 2022

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One of the most noticeable effects climate change has on humans on a day to day basis is the weather, more specifically, summer weather.
New York City saw temperatures of 90℉ (32.2℃) or more a total of 30 days this year, the closest it’s been to a record of 39 days in 1993, and even closer to the most recent record in 2010, with 37 days. On the other side of the globe, Tokyo recorded temperatures of 95℉ (35℃) in its hottest months this year, compared to a high of 88℉ (31.1℃) in 2010 (which were record breaking temperatures back them).
But how do we cool down our cities while improving quality of life? With vertical farming, of course.
Cities in Africa have begun covering sides of buildings with greenery, including fresh produce. Now these vertical farms are far from the precisely monitored and IoT controlled CEA vertical farms being popularized in developed countries, but the concept still sticks. Other than vastly improving the health of residents, buildings covered in these farms saw an indoor temperature reduction of up to 5℃, thats 41 American degrees! Taking into account Africa’s highest temperatures which top 40.6℃ (105.08℉), that’s an almost 40% reduction!
Obviously it’s impractical to cover every skyscraper in New York City in plants, but breaking up city blocks with more green space, planting on top of buildings, and just simply painting dark surfaces a lighter color, we can make cities livable for a little longer.
Enjoy this issue of Vertical Farming Weekly, and enjoy your weekend!
-Noah 🌆

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