Global cooling: increasing world-wide urban albedos to offset CO2

@article{Akbari2009GlobalCI,
  title={Global cooling: increasing world-wide urban albedos to offset CO2},
  author={Hashem Akbari and Surabi Menon and Arthur H. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2009},
  volume={94},
  pages={275-286}
}
Increasing urban albedo can reduce summertime temperatures, resulting in better air quality and savings from reduced air-conditioning costs. In addition, increasing urban albedo can result in less absorption of incoming solar radiation by the surface-troposphere system, countering to some extent the global scale effects of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations. Pavements and roofs typically constitute over 60% of urban surfaces (roof 20–25%, pavements about 40%). Using reflective materials… 
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