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Los Angeles is Painting its Streets with Light Gray ‘CoolSeal’ to Combat Climate Change; 6.6C (12F) drop in temperature in test areas

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September 2017 read full Futurism article here

….Black is a color that’s prone to absorbing heat from the sun, so black asphalt that covers a city like L.A. is sure to increase the city’s overall temperature, as proven by the record-breaking heat California has had to deal with this early September.

Los Angeles is now coating its streets with a new gray paint called CoolSeal that will, as its name indicates, keep pavements cooler. California-based company GuardTop produces the paint, which the city tested in certain areas back in August, resulting in a 6.6 degrees Celsius (12 degrees Fahrenheit) drop in temperature….

…Mayor Garcetti has pledged to reduce the city’s average temperature by 3 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 20 years, and he seems to be on track to do just that.

CoolSeal being applied to Canoga Park in Los Angeles. Image Credit: GuardTop
CoolSeal being applied to Canoga Park in Los Angeles. Image Credit: GuardTop

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