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100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures soaring to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the first day of summer put an exclamation point on an astonishing transformation of the Arctic environment that’s been underway for about 30 years. By Mark Serreze, University of Colorado Boulder The Conversation As long ago as the 1890s, scientists […]

June 26th

Climate change could frustrated efforts to stop Coronavirus

While there is some preliminary evidence that sunlight, heat and humidity could slow the spread of the coronavirus, the summer months also promise a host of new risks, The Washington Post reports. Soaring temperatures will either compel people wanting relief to go outside, where they could catch the coronavirus, or the coronavirus will force people to stay indoors, where […]

Heatwaves threaten Australians’ health, and our politicians aren’t doing enough about it

As Australia approaches another summer, we face the inevitability of deadly heatwaves. Our report published today in the Medical Journal of Australia concludes that policy inaction, particularly at the federal level, is putting Australian lives at risk. By Paul Beggs, Macquarie University; Helen Louise Berry, University of Sydney; Martina Linnenluecke, Macquarie University, and Ying Zhang, […]

December 2nd

Until LADWP has a landlord-friendly solar incentive program, LA will be plagued with blackouts

OK, so it’s not fair the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water should shoulder all the blame for this month’s power outages. Its crews worked night and day to restore power to Angelenos suffocating in last weekend’s epic heatstorm. LADWP’s power outages affected nearly 3% of its customers last weekend. They’re calling it an “unprecedented” heat storm, and as […]

July 18th

Climate change may turn Phoenix into uninhabited wasteland

Phoenix, Arizona, is America’s fifth largest city. As you fly in to Sky Harbor airport, the city stretches from horizon to horizon beneath you. It’s hot in Phoenix. Always has been. The people who live there laugh about it, calling it a “dry heat” because there is so little humidity in the air. Be that […]

September 30th