Recent drying over the Amazon could be the “first warning signal” that the rainforest is approaching a tipping point, new research says.
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We know that extreme heat negatively impacts every organ in the body, triggers mental health conditions, contributes to spikes in domestic violence, and much more. So why are policymakers and public health officials struggling to understand who is being injured and killed by the heat?
The Hoh, Quinault, Quileute, and Makah Tribes have coped with storms and tsunamis battering the coasts of the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years. Now, threatened by rising sea levels and other climate impacts, they are evolving to meet new dangers to their villages and history.
On August 12, 2023, after enduring nearly a month of triple-digit temperatures Garcia, at age 56, passed away. Residents are now seeking to hold city and state agencies accountable for his death.
‘Climate Science, The Good, The Bad, and The Wicked’ promises a think tank for climate intervention in Texas—and you’re invited.
A year-long effort to get Garcia off the streets exposed shortcomings of local and state practices—even as the extreme cold of Winter Storm Uri took both of Garcia’s feet. Now extreme heat likely contributed to his death.
If accumulating disasters have convinced you that there is no hope, it’s OK to tap out for a time. But consider first how the grief of the moment may be a pathway through ‘climate paralysis.’
The Texas Lege’s failure to reform energy-intensive bitcoin mining in Texas means the industry will continue to expand alongside record-setting grid demand, extreme weather disasters, water strain, and rising consumer energy costs. Second thoughts, anyone?