Climate Change

These Hurricane Flood Maps Reveal Climate Future For Miami, NYC and DC

"Rising seas and stronger winds mean the punishing waves pushed ashore by tropical storms and hurricanes will make their way farther and farther inland. That inland march would expose a larger swath of the U.S. coast to the kind of flooding unleashed during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and put more people at risk of drowning, the leading cause of death in hurricanes."

Source: NPR, 07/28/2022

Wildfire Pollution May Play Surprising Role in Fate of Arctic Sea Ice

"Scientists say changes in the amounts of wildfire smoke mixing with clouds over the Arctic Ocean may play a key role in determining how fast the Arctic sea ice cover will shrink during the next few decades, and when it will disappear completely in summer."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/28/2022

"Hidden Menace: Massive Methane Leaks Speed Up Climate Change"

"To the naked eye, the Mako Compressor Station outside the dusty West Texas crossroads of Lenorah appears unremarkable, similar to tens of thousands of oil and gas operations scattered throughout the oil-rich Permian Basin. What’s not visible through the chain-link fence is the plume of invisible gas, primarily methane, billowing from the gleaming white storage tanks up into the cloudless blue sky."

Source: AP, 07/28/2022

"Manchin, in Reversal, Agrees to Quick Action on Climate and Tax Plan"

"Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a key centrist Democrat, announced on Wednesday that he had agreed to include hundreds of billions of dollars for climate and energy programs and tax increases in a package to subsidize health care and lower the cost of prescription drugs, less than two weeks after abruptly upending hopes for such an agreement this summer."

Source: NYTimes, 07/28/2022

Oak Fire Tops 18,000 Acres, Destroys 41 Structures As Crews Battle Blaze

"Since Friday, the Oak fire has consumed more than 18,000 acres of the sparsely populated mountain community. And by Tuesday morning, the blaze, located near Yosemite National Park, had destroyed 41 structures and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes."

Source: LA Times, 07/27/2022

"MISO Approves Large Grid Expansion, Paving Way For Renewables"

"The Midwest grid operator approved 18 new high-voltage transmission lines yesterday, setting the stage for adding 53 gigawatts of renewable energy to the grid. The decision marks the most U.S. power lines ever approved at once and was hailed by climate advocates as a model for the nation."

Source: E&E News, 07/27/2022


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