Climate change is threatening urban green spaces

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Published on 27 September 2022

According to a new study recently published in Nature, climate change is likely to severely affect urban green spaces and trees, which bring a range of positive effects on life in urban environments. For example, green areas have a cooling effect, making heat more bearable in cities. The study found that the majority of trees in urban environments across the globe is likely to be put under great stress because of raising temperatures and drier soil conditions.

This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 21 September 2022, shows the Australian city of Darwin and its surroundings, where the proportion of urban tree species expected to be at risk is among the highest.

Open data from Copernicus Sentinel satellites can be used to monitor key parameters of the status of green areas in cities around the world.

Click here to visit the full archive of commented Sentinel images
on the Copernicus Image of the Day website