These clothes will help with global warming.  Even 9 degrees less

These clothes will help with global warming. Even 9 degrees less

Increasing heatwaves exceeding even 50 degrees Celsius are one of the excuses for global warming. But scientists are also looking for solutions that will help cope with such heat.

Above 50 degrees This year, thermometers in Mexico, India and Pakistan have already shown. This enormous heat poses new challenges for scientists. The last issue of Science published an article about a novelty that may help the inhabitants of these countries fight the heat. It is about… a special material that could be used to create passively cooling clothes. Scientists from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago worked on the solution.

9 degrees less

The new fabric is intended to be used in the preparation of clothing, but also in the design of buildings and cars, and in food storage. As ScienceDaily points out, in tests conducted in the Arizona sun, the material maintained its temperature 2.3 degrees Celsius cooler than broadband fabric used for outdoor endurance sports and 8.9 degrees Celsius cooler than commercial silk commonly used to make shirts, dresses and other summer clothes. According to scientists, the material can thus help many people who experience health problems during hot weather, even with fatal consequences. The material itself was created in such a way as to limit the inflow of heat waves, both those coming from the Sun and from heated surfaces.

The team emphasizes that reducing carbon emissions is still necessary, just like the fight against climate change. But before this can be achieved today, we need solutions that will help us deal with the effects of high temperatures. At the same time, this material can also be used with its passive cooling technology in other areas of our lives. A thicker version of the fabric, protected by an invisible layer of polyethylene, could be used on the sides of buildings or cars, lowering indoor temperatures and reducing the costs and carbon impact of air conditioning. This material could be in a similar way used for transporting and storing milk and other food productswhich would otherwise spoil in the heat.

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