Los Angeles is covering its streets with special paints to reduce the temperature of the city. This is a part of a wide ranging plan to tackle climate change in the city.
Mayor Eric Garcetti intends to cut the average temperature in Los Angeles by 3 degrees F over the next twenty years and as that effort, LA streets are getting a new coat of paint. The new paints called Cool Seal, keeps pavements cooler. See some photos of the operations from the tweet below:
Today Los Angeles became the first place in California to install a cool pavement treatment on a public street! Ten deg cooler on summer aft pic.twitter.com/UkwgosotyR
— LA Street Services (@BSSLosAngeles) May 20, 2017
One of the basic premise here is that, black is a color that is prone to absorbing heat. This means, the black asphalt that covers a city like L.A. is a significant contributor to the city’s overall temperature.
The pledge to reduce the city’s average temperature is on and within LA itself, other measures, like planting trees, painting rooftops with the same Cool Seal, among other measures will be key in this noble aspiration.