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    The New York Times: Baghdad is losing green spaces to the real estate boom

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    The New York Times: Baghdad is losing green spaces to the real estate boom Empty The New York Times: Baghdad is losing green spaces to the real estate boom

    Post by Rocky Thu 02 Feb 2023, 6:25 am

    [size=45][size=41]The New York Times: Baghdad is losing green spaces to the real estate boom[/size]
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    The New York Times published a field report showing the transformations that have taken place in Baghdad in the last decade, especially with regard to the shrinking of green spaces at the expense of the increase and height of concrete blocks, in reference to the tall buildings and malls that have sprung up in the capital.
    The American newspaper said in the report, which was seen by “Takadam” that “along the highway near the Dora district of Baghdad, the dead trunks of palm trees rise through the sandy soil like fingers from a grave, as the remains of orchards have been replaced by a construction leap in Iraq’s expanding capital.” .
    “Many of Baghdad’s orchards and gardens have been sacrificed to a largely unregulated construction over the past decade, reducing the green spaces that have traditionally helped keep the capital livable as temperatures rise in one of the hottest cities in the world,” she stated.
    She described the situation as "construction work - legal and illegal - is accelerating in Baghdad amid a serious housing shortage and what the Iraqi prime minister described as laundered money flowing into major real estate investments."
    According to the newspaper, “Studies indicate that shaded areas in Baghdad are five degrees cooler than areas without vegetation. Without trees and plants, concrete and metal surfaces absorb heat and then radiate it back, creating what are known as urban heat islands.”
    In the past few decades, temperatures have risen in the Arab Gulf states, including Iraq, at twice the global speed, and more than in many other regions of the world. Now, the worst months of summer are almost unlivable.”
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