Extreme heat is baking a country woefully unprepared for the climate crisis

[CNN] Heat waves across multiple continents have dashed records, threatened public health and buckled infrastructure, in what scientists say are signs of the climate crisis’ impact on day-to-day weather. Americans are used to switching on their air conditioners any time temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). But in the UK, record-shredding heat this week has […]

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The two largest reservoirs in California are already at ‘critically low levels’ and the dry season is just starting

(CNN) Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed […]

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Online Map Shows How Rising Sea Levels Will Impact Humanity

[Forbes, NASA] NASA’s Sea Level Change Team has created a sea level projection tool based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that visualizes the impacts of future sea level rise on coastlines and communities. More than 600 million people (around 10 percent of the world’s population) live in coastal […]

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Texan files $1 billion class-action lawsuit after receiving $9,000 electric bill

[ABC NEWS, GETTY] One resident said her bill soared to $9,340 the week of the Texas storm. A $1 billion class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas wholesale electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during last week’s historic storm that left millions powerless in the freezing cold. The lawsuit […]

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