July 28, 2011

Japanese customers feel heat rise in Tokyo as temperature has increased by three degrees over the past 100 years

“Heat-trapping concrete and asphalt have raised Tokyo's temperature by about 3 degrees Celsius over the last century, according to the government.”



Source: Tokyo's goal: Be the greenest
It’s been reducing solid waste, requiring factories and offices to cut carbon emissions, giving cash incentives to install solar panels, toughening building standards and planning more greenery.
By Marla Dickerson,
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2010
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-green-tokyo-20100423,0,5981163,print.story

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