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.

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Akbari, H.
Menon, S.
Rosenfeld, A.

Akbari, H.; Menon, S.; Rosenfeld, A. (2009). Global cooling: increasing world-wide urban albedos to offset CO2. in: Climate Change Volume 95 Joint Issue 3-4.

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