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Why This Matters: Some cities gained not just weeks, but more than a month of summer. What could be so bad about more summer and less winter? (We can just imagine the tweets were the President to get a hold of this fact) Let us count the ways: it lengthens the time vulnerable populations are heat stressed, it could decrease water availability, it might expand the wildfire season, as well as increase pests harmful to forestry and agriculture, not to mention humans. And if the change is this significant, the ripple effects on other species besides us humans are too numerous to count, but will no doubt be significant as well.
The first major wildfire of the season has struck Southern California forcing thousands of residents to evacuate during a time where the COVID-19 pandemic has made evacuation shelters a dangerous place where the virus can spread. As AP reported, the Apple Fire in Riverside County, among several wildfires across California, had consumed more than 41 […]
The month of July was a scorcher along the Eastern Seaboard. Throughout the month, heat advisories and excessive heat warnings were in effect along the I-95 corridor, and in Washington D.C., July saw the most 90-degree days of any month on record and was the first month to never fall below 71 degrees since record-keeping […]
Tropical Storm Isaias is slowly moving up the Eastern seaboard today, with its biggest risk for damage now in the Carolinas, as the storm remained offshore of Florida causing flooding due to storm surge rather than wind damage. It will be a very wet few days for the East Coast with heavy rains and storm surge, and inland flooding all the way up to New England.
Why This Matters: A new study out last week found what we are seeing play out with Tropical Storm Isaias.
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