Minimizing the effects of climate change will determine the future of North America's economy and industries. Many cities have invested in reducing carbon emissions and increasing tree cover. Parks and "green belts" absorb carbon. Central Park, in New York City, is one of the largest urban parks on the continent.

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North America: Human Geography
North America: Human Geography Encyclopedic Entry

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North America’s human landscape closely mirrors that of its physical environment: varied, rich, and constantly changing.