A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #breakthrough-energy-coalition, #democratic-party, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #inflation-reduction-act-of-2022, #innovation, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states, #united-states-economy

France Faces ‘Most Severe’ Drought as Heat Persists in Europe

A lack of rain and a string of heat waves have caused devastating wildfires and left farmland parched in the country and much of the continent.

#drought, #europe, #france, #heat-and-heat-waves, #wildfires

Not Enough Cooling Centers in New York City’s Hottest Areas, Study Finds

The city’s most vulnerable residents need more public places to cool down, especially at night, to prevent heat wave deaths, the city comptroller said.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #new-york-city

‘Oppressive’ Heat to Peak in the Northeast

Cities from New England to Washington, D.C., could set or tie daily heat records on Thursday.

#boston-mass, #hartford-conn, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-weather-service, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #newark-nj, #northeastern-states-us, #philadelphia-pa, #weather

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?

The warming of the earth, combined with the exhausting nature of the game, is raising questions about the future of the second most popular sport in the world.

#caribbean-area, #cricket-game, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #international-cricket-council, #royal-challengers-bangalore-cricket-team, #trinidad-and-tobago

How Heat Waves are Changing Tourism in Europe

Shifts in travel patterns are likely to become more common in Europe, a region that climate researchers describe as a “hot spot” for severe summer heat.

#europe, #heat-and-heat-waves, #travel-and-vacations

It’s Been a ‘Summer of Disasters,’ and It’s Only Half Over

Are we prepared for the climate-related calamities that come next?

#fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kentucky, #summer-season, #wildfires

Another Major Heat Wave Sweeps Central and Northeast U.S.

After deaths in the Pacific Northwest, parts of the central United States will see record-breaking temperatures, with the Northeast broiling on Thursday.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #national-weather-service, #northeastern-states-us, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #summer-season, #texas, #weather

How Hot and Humid Singapore Is Trying to Cool Itself Down

With the help of a mobile cart named “Smarty,” researchers are trying to tackle the challenge of urban heat through a program that the government says could be a model for other countries.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #radiation, #research, #singapore, #sunlight, #sustainable-living, #urban-areas, #weather

After Days of Punishing Heat, the Pacific Northwest Is Expected to Cool

Sunday was the seventh consecutive day in Portland, Ore., in which temperatures reached 95 degrees or higher, breaking the previous record of six days in a row.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #weather

A heat wave stirs drought conditions in parts of New York and New Jersey.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #newark-nj, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #water, #weather

Pacific Northwest Restaurants Struggle as Temperatures Spike

Punishing heat has owners closing early, canceling outdoor dining and wondering about their future in a region where air-conditioning is not the norm.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #restaurants, #weather

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

#england, #europe, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #met-office-united-kingdom, #summer-season, #surrey-england, #weather, #western-europe, #world-weather-attribution, #yorkshire-england

When the Heat Can’t Be Beat

This miserable summer — monthlong heat waves, record-breaking floods, no more Choco Tacos — has left many Americans with only one option: surrender.

#arizona, #austin-tex, #floods, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #mitchell-joni, #northeastern-states-us, #oklahoma, #phoenix-ariz, #san-antonio-tex, #weather

How Have You Been Dealing With Extreme Weather in the U.S.?

We want to hear from you.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-open-access, #temperature, #united-states, #weather

In San Antonio, the Poor Live on Their Own Islands of Heat

Texas has been hit with an unrelenting heat wave. Nowhere is it more miserable than in low-income areas that have less access to shade and air-conditioning.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #income-inequality, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #poverty, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #university-of-texas-at-austin, #urban-areas

How to Talk About ‘Extreme Weather’ With Your Angry Uncle

What if everybody else is just as terrified to discuss climate change as I am?

#global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #republican-party, #weather

Heat Records Expected to Be Broken on Sunday

Temperatures are forecast to remain high through Monday before parts of the country, including the Northeast, begin to cool down on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

#global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #weather

Inhalers Don’t Have to Be a Climate Problem

Some inhalers use greenhouse gases to help deliver medication into the lungs. The good news is there are alternatives.

#asthma, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #lungs, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states

How Can Older Adults Stay Safe During a Heat Wave?

#elder-care, #elderly, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #medicine-and-health

Heat Wave in New York: What Cooling Off Looks and Feels Like

How do you stay cool when the weather is so hot? The answers are as diverse as the city itself.

#heat-and-heat-waves, #new-york-city, #weather

As Temperatures Rise, ‘This Is a Preview.’ Will the Warning Be Heard?

Record heat and rampant fires are raising grim questions about the world’s ability to withstand a new era of climate change.

#audio-neutral-informative, #delhi-india, #england, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-health-service, #weather

Biden Announces Plans to Deal With Climate ‘Emergency’

The president stopped short of declaring a national emergency and instead announced several steps aimed at dealing with the effects of climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #united-states-politics-and-government

London Shows How Unprepared Northern Cities Are for a Warmer World

As the heat wave rolled out, it left behind fears about how Northern European cities can cope with extreme weather driven by global warming.

#england, #europe, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #wildfires

Delay as the New Denial: The Latest Republican Tactic to Block Climate Action

The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #graham-lindsey, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #manchin-joe-iii, #mccarthy-kevin-1914-2010, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wind-power

Heat Advisories and Warnings Are in Place for 100 Million Americans

Record temperatures are possible again on Wednesday as an unrelenting heat wave streches to more of the country.

#arkansas, #heat-and-heat-waves, #louisiana, #national-weather-service, #oklahoma, #southern-states-us, #texas, #weather

Western Europe, a Climate Leader, Still Suffers From Global Warming

Yet it’s suffering badly from warming.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #carbon-dioxide, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #internal-storyline-no

Heat Wave Complicates Global Energy Crisis and Climate Fight

First, Russia upended the world energy market, then searing temperatures drove up demand for energy, forcing some of the world’s largest economies to scramble to secure power for their citizens.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #electricite-de-france-edf, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Britain Is Melting in a Heat Wave

The country is fundamentally unprepared to deal with the heat.

#badenoch-kemi, #conservative-party-great-britain, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #mordaunt-penny, #sunak-rishi-1980, #truss-elizabeth-1975, #weather

Britain Is Melting in a Heat Wave

The country is fundamentally unprepared to deal with the heat.

#badenoch-kemi, #conservative-party-great-britain, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #mordaunt-penny, #sunak-rishi-1980, #truss-elizabeth-1975, #weather

Britain Is Melting in a Heat Wave

The country is fundamentally unprepared to deal with the heat.

#badenoch-kemi, #conservative-party-great-britain, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #mordaunt-penny, #sunak-rishi-1980, #truss-elizabeth-1975, #weather

Europe’s Heat Wave Breaks UK Temperature Records and Drives Wildfires

Europe is ill prepared for extreme heat fed by global warming. For the first time on record, parts of Britain hit 40 degrees Celsius — 104 Fahrenheit — as did Paris for only the third time.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #europe, #france, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #met-office-united-kingdom, #wildfires

Firefighters In Frace Battle an ‘Explosive Cocktail’ of Wind and Flame

More than 2,000 firefighters are trying to contain raging wildfires that have burned nearly 80 square miles of vegetation and forced thousands to evacuate.

#bordeaux-france, #europe, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #heat-and-heat-waves, #wildfires

Broken Climate Pledges and Europe’s Heat Wave

Has the era of global cooperation over planet-warming emissions ended?

#audio-neutral-informative, #europe, #european-parliament, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #senate, #united-states

Extreme Heat Puts Life on Hold in Britain, a Land Not Built for It

In a country more accustomed to temperate weather, a brutal heat wave tested Britain’s infrastructure and forced millions to choose between a Stygian commute or a stifling home office.

#air-conditioning, #charles-prince-of-wales, #england, #global-warming, #great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #infrastructure-public-works, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #transit-systems

What’s Behind Europe’s Heat Waves?

This year’s scorching weather is in keeping with a trend. Scientists say a number of factors, including changes in the jet stream, are in play.

#arctic-regions, #europe, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #jet-stream, #weather

Britain Girds for Scorching Heat That Could Break Records

Temperatures may top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas, a rarity that has prompted a national emergency.

#great-britain, #heat-and-heat-waves, #london-england, #network-rail-ltd, #nhs, #weather

How to Stay Hydrated in a Heat Wave

Many countries across the globe are facing dangerously high temperatures. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

#caffeine, #coffee, #content-type-service, #dehydration, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #fruit, #heat-and-heat-waves, #water, #weather

The Mysteriously Low Death Toll of the Heat Waves in India and Pakistan

Many of our assumptions about deaths from extreme heat may be wrong.

#delhi-india, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #internal-sub-only-nl, #monsoons, #pakistan, #south-asia, #spring-season, #weather

Britain Braces for ‘Exceptionally’ Hot Weather

The Met Office issued an amber warning for extreme heat this weekend.

#global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #met-office-united-kingdom, #national-health-service, #weather

Killing what saves us

A recent walk among ancient sequoias helped me cope with hard-to-bear news of the world. But those trees are having a hard time coping, too.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #italy, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sequoia-national-park, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Texans Warned to Cut Electricity Use Amid Fear of Rolling Blackouts

About 50 million people in the United States were under heat warnings or advisories this weekend. The heat index was forecast to soar past 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday in about half of Texas.

#electric-reliability-council-of-texas, #heat-and-heat-waves, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #texas, #weather

Glacier Tragedy Shows Reach of Europe’s New Heat

A collapse at the top of one of Italy’s tallest peaks offered the latest evidence of the deadly threat posed by rising temperatures.

#avalanches, #dolomite-mountains-italy, #glaciers, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #italy

Another Step Toward Climate Apocalypse

The Supreme Court does its bit to make the earth unlivable.

#air-pollution, #carbon-caps-and-emissions-trading-programs, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right

The Foods That Keep You Hydrated

Water doesn’t have to come in eight 8-ounce glasses daily. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and various beverages, are viable sources of hydration.

#dehydration, #heat-and-heat-waves

At Least 46 Migrants Found Dead in San Antonio

At least 16 others from the tractor-trailer in San Antonio, including some children, were taken to hospitals. Three people were in custody, officials said.

#deaths-fatalities, #heat-and-heat-waves, #illegal-immigration, #san-antonio-tex, #smuggling

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’

Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.

#arctic-regions, #china, #columbia-university, #europe, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #lamont-doherty-earth-observatory, #north-america, #northwestern-university, #research, #united-states, #washington-state-university, #weather

U.S. Sees a Wave of Heat-Related Warnings Ahead of Summer’s Start

Nearly a third of the U.S. population was under an extreme heat warning, with high temperatures breaking daily records in multiple cities on Wednesday. Heat indexes were expected to reach 110 degrees in some regions.

#georgia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #midwestern-states-us, #odessa-tex, #southwestern-states-us, #weather

The Health Effects of Extreme Heat

Researchers are drilling down into the ways life on a hotter planet will tax our bodies, and looking for protections that, unlike air-conditioning, don’t make the problem worse.

#air-conditioning, #anatomy-and-physiology, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heatstroke, #india, #kenya, #pennsylvania-state-university, #respiratory-diseases, #sweating, #university-of-sydney, #weather

In South Asia, Climate Change Worries Take On Fresh Urgency

Hundreds of millions of humanity’s most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food security and health challenges.

#agriculture-and-farming, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #floods, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #south-asia, #weather