Disasters

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

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

"US To Plant 1 Billion Trees As Climate Change Kills Forests"

"The Biden administration on Monday said the government will plant more than one billion trees across millions of acres of burned and dead woodlands in the U.S. West, as officials struggle to counter the increasing toll on the nation’s forests from wildfires, insects and other manifestations of climate change."

Source: AP, 07/26/2022
July 28, 2022

Sciline Media Briefing: High Heat and Health

SciLine’s next media briefing will focus on the physical and mental health effects of experiencing extreme heat for different demographic groups, including children and vulnerable adults such as the elderly and outdoor workers. 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET, including Q&A.

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