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 …

Climate Change Tied to Risks for Moms and Kids: Pregnant women exposed to high temps or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn. African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large

“Doing nothing about air pollution, which so clearly has a greater impact on Black Americans, is racism in action.” Women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies, a look at 32 million U.S. births found. The project looked at 57 studies published since 2007 that found a relationship between heat …

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come. Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

Since the 1960s, the average number of annual heat waves in 50 major American cities has tripled. They are also becoming more deadly. In 2018, there were 181 heat-related deaths in Arizona’s Maricopa County, nearly three times the number from four years earlier. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2004 and 2017, about a quarter of …

Can We Survive Extreme Heat? Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come

Rolling Stone, by Jeff Goodell, May 2020 The real question is not whether superheated cities are sustainable. With enough money and engineering skill, you can sustain life on Mars. The issue is, sustainable for whom? Illustration by Sean McCabe. On a scorching day in downtown Phoenix, when the temperature soars to 115°F or higher, heat becomes a lethal force. Sunshine assaults …

With current emissions heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100

Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study. That’s more than four times the number of people affected today, and more than 12 times the number who would have been affected without industrial era global warming. The research is …

Last summer’s 600 billion tons of ice loss in Greenland raised global sea levels by nearly a 10th of an inch — or 2.2 millimeters — in two months

The Hill, March 2020. Greenland lost 600 billion tons of ice last summer due to an exceptionally warm season, according to a study released Wednesday.  The study was published Wednesday in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.  The data was drawn from satellites designed to measure changes to the earth’s gravitational pull that result from changes in mass, including water.  Last summer’s …