Heating May Be Triggering Era Worse Than Any in Recorded History: NASA warned 5 years ago and it continues to be ignored. Now megadrought happening already in the West

Climate-Driven Megadrought Is Emerging in Western U.S., Says Study: Warming May Be Triggering Era Worse Than Any in Recorded History The current drought is already outdoing the three earliest ones, with extreme aridity lasting decades in the late 800s, mid-1100s, the 1200s as measured from tree ring data in thousands of trees. Furthermore, the current drought is affecting wider areas more consistently …

A recent poll found that almost half the state’s Latino voters say they were personally affected by climate change in the last year.

Many Latino voters in Nevada are worried about climate change. By Molly Matthews Multedo | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 In Nevada, about 20% of voters are Latino, and a growing number are deeply concerned about climate change. A recent poll found that almost half the state’s Latino voters say they were personally affected by climate change in the last year. “We look at it …

Low-Income Households Pay More for Energy, but Efficiency Can Help

With bans on utility shutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic expiring, action is needed to ease the energy burdens of at-risk communities. By Ariel Drehobl, US News, Sept 30, 2020 How Energy Efficiency Can Help Those With Lower IncomesMore Energy efficiency and weatherization can help ease the burdens of millions of struggling families. PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL or the mortgage? Run the air …

More than 1 in 3 US rooftops are suitable for solar: 30 million rooftops should be in next relief bill

350 Colorado’s Take on the Governor’s Roadmap + Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill https://ilsr.org/why-30-million-solar-rooftops-should-be-in-the-next-relief-bill/ by JOHN FARRELL 10 April 2020 As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. Somewhat more than one in three home …

How Sweden Is Transforming Homes Into Power Stations

One example is in the city of Ludivika where 1970s flats have recently been retrofitted with the latest smart energy technology. 48 family apartments spread across 3 buildings have been given photovoltaic solar panels, thermal energy storage and heat pump systems. A micro energy grid connects it all, and helps charge electric cars overnight. The result is a cluster of ‘prosumer’ …

Devastating heat is the new face of inequality. New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes — maybe after Exxon and Chevron?

Or should they be named for Exxon, Chevron, et al. as Jacquie Patterson suggested? https://newrepublic.com/minutes/144735/we-naming-hurricanes-exxon-chevron-not-harvey-irma , https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/06/hurricanes-climate-change-fossil-fuels https://www.planetizen.com/node/94703/study-hurricanes-should-be-named-exxon-and-chevron Heat wave ‘Hugo?’ New coalition seeks to name hot weather like hurricanes. The Washington Post | Jason Samenow Heat waves are a silent killer. Unlike other extreme weather phenomena, you can’t see them coming, and they don’t leave behind a trail of …

Impacts – August-Sept 2020

Climate Nexus, Sept 10, 2020 More than 1 billion people face displacement by 2050: report (Reuters), 2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record (The Verge), Antarctica’s colossal Thwaites Glacier is melting fast — and scientists may have discovered why (CNN, The Guardian), shorter lifespan of faster-growing trees will add to climate crisis, study …

Climate change heat deaths established

The First Undeniable Climate Change Deaths: In 2018 in Japan, more than 1,000 people died during an unprecedented heat wave. In 2019, scientists proved it would have been impossible without global warming. By DANIEL MERINO JULY 23, 20205 in Slate.com TWEET SHARE July 23, 2018, was a day unlike any seen before in Japan. It was the peak of a weekslong …

First ever temperatures over 100 F in Arctic, occurring 80 years early for what is projected if current emissions trends continue

What’s perhaps even more impressive is that this relative warmth has persisted since December, with average temperatures in western Siberia 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal — doubling the previous departure from average in 2016. The average heat across Russia from January to May is so remarkable that it matches what’s projected to be normal by the year 2100 if current …