In Karachi, planting dense urban forests could save the city from extreme heat July 20, 2020

from PRI: Science, Tech & Environment· ·

Extreme heat often hovers over Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, creating insufferable conditions for its 16 million inhabitants. But each time Karachi resident Shahzad Qureshi transforms a barren patch of land into a dense, urban forest, he helps his city adapt to extreme urban heat that has become inevitable under climate change. Over the last four years, Qureshi’s organization, Urban Forest, has planted 14 urban forests in parks, schools, people’s yards and outside of a mosque. _ Related:Regrowing Australia's forests may require human intervention_ Qureshi’s quest to plant urban forests started in 2015, when temperatures reached over …



Extreme heat often hovers over Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. But each time Shahzad Qureshi transforms a barren patch of land into a dense, urban forest, he helps his city adapt to extreme urban heat.