Megacities Face Disproportionate Effects from Climate Change

Today, 55% of the world population lives in a city, raising concerns over the environmental risks megacities face.

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Source: Nalilord

In the last thirty years, the number of cities with a population of over ten million jumped from 10 to 34. Today, 55% of the world population lives in a city. And those numbers are only going up, which creates concerns since megacities face disproportionate effects of climate change due to their population densities and geographic locations. Today, we’ll break down some of the many environmental risks facing megacities, and some strategies to manage them. With special guest Dr. Madhu Dutta-Koehler: Director of the City Planning and Urban Affairs program at Boston University.

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