Over 10 Inches Of Rain Falls In Illinois, Another Exceptional Deluge

"If it seems like a barrage of extreme rain events has been wreaking havoc across the country over the past week, you’re not imagining things. The latest resulted from an overnight deluge in central and southeastern Illinois, with some areas registering 8 to 12 inches of rain in less than 12 hours."

Source: Washington Post, 08/03/2022

Scientists Say It’s ‘Foolish’ To Not Study Catastrophic Climate Outcomes

"As global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, some climate scientists say it’s time to start paying more attention to the most extreme, worst-case outcomes, including the potential for widespread extinctions, mass climate migration and the disintegration of social and political systems."

Source: Inside Climate News, 08/02/2022

"For Climate Migrants in Bangladesh, Town Offers New Life"

"MONGLA, Bangladesh — The 29-year-old Monira Khatun was devastated after her husband abandoned her suddenly. She returned to her father only to face another blow: He died soon after, leaving her to shoulder three other family members’ care. Without any work, she was worried about how she would feed them."

Source: AP, 08/01/2022

Fireproofing Your Home Isn't Very Expensive, But Few States Require It

"Increasingly destructive wildfires have consumed tens of thousands of homes over the past decade, but few states have codes that require houses be built with fire-resistant materials. Now, a new study shows that enhancing a new home's wildfire resistance adds minimal cost to an overall construction project."

Source: NPR, 08/01/2022


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