Heat waves are deadlier than hurricanes and fires. Maybe they should get names, too

Burning Sun by law keven

by Sammy Roth, The Los Angeles Times Highlights Washington D.C. based think tank Atlantic Council launched the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance which aims to develop a worldwide standard for naming and ranking heat waves People who work outdoors, low-income residences without proper air conditioning, people without homes, and people with health conditions are vulnerable to … Read more

‘Teetering at the edge’: Scientists warn of rapid melting of Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday glacier’

by Harry Cockburn, The Independent  Highlights The Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, which is almost the same size as the United Kingdom, is melting and its collapse would raise sea levels close to 2 feet This glacier is considered to be very important to the health of other neighboring glaciers. Its collapse may result in the … Read more

Global warming to push billions outside climate range that has sustained society for 6,000 years, study finds

By Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post Highlights Humans have been living inside a “climate niche,” thriving in a certain temperature threshold. Evidence shows that as the earth warms every one degree Celsius, billions of people must migrate or adapt to the new climate.  Humans have been living in a particular constrained climate, around an annual … Read more