A recent study launched by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science maintains that average temperatures in Sydney's urban areas will increase by as much as 3.7 degrees Celsius by the year 2050.

The study, Temperature Response to Future Urbanization and Climate Change, examines the impact of the expansion of Sydney’s suburbs using a simulated climate scenario that incorporates the projected changes in the urban area of Sydney. A comparison between areas with projected land use changes and their surroundings was conducted to…