Disasters

"Climate Change-Driven Insurance Crisis Threatens New US States"

"After major providers quit California, Florida, and Louisiana, insurers are starting to pull back in other U.S. states, leaving homeowners struggling to find affordable cover for the risk of being hit by floods, wildfires or hurricanes."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 05/06/2024

Arizona Boosts Protections From Extreme Heat After 100s Died Last Summer

"Arizona’s new heat officer said Friday that he is working with local governments and nonprofit groups to open more cooling centers and ensure homes have working air conditioners this summer in a more unified effort to prevent another ghastly toll of heat-related deaths, which topped 900 statewide last year."

Source: AP, 05/06/2024

"Increasingly Frequent Ocean Heat Waves Trigger Mass Die-Offs of Sealife"

"Over the past several years, the temperature of the Earth’s oceans have been spiking high enough to trigger numerous die-offs of marine species, killing millions of corals, fish, mammals, birds and plants. Those mass die-offs also have sent a wave of emotional trauma washing over some researchers watching their life’s work vanish before their eyes."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/02/2024

"Extreme Heat Is Closing Schools, Widening Learning Gaps Worldwide"

"Hena Khan, a grade nine student in Dhaka, has struggled to focus on her studies this week as temperatures surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the capital city." "There is no real education in schools in this punishing heat," she said. "Teachers can't teach, students can't concentrate. Rather, our lives are at risk."

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2024

Trump Will Dismantle Key US Weather And Science Agency, Climate Experts Fear

"Climate experts fear Donald Trump will follow a blueprint created by his allies to gut the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), disbanding its work on climate science and tailoring its operations to business interests."

Source: Guardian, 04/30/2024

"Appalachia’s Recreation Industry Faces Climate Change Challenges"

"The impacts of climate change are steadily and exponentially being felt here in Appalachia just as they have across the globe, and environmental activists, scientists and outdoor enthusiasts alike find themselves in a race to counter the climate curve in the region."

Source: 100 Days in Appalachia, 04/29/2024

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