As the world’s biggest emitter, China’s transition to clean energy is more urgent than ever. Extreme weather is making it more difficult.
The lethal combination of heat and drought may produce “grey swan” events that are more dangerous than the sum of their parts.
Jacobabad, a city of 300,000, is ground zero of a warming planet. Scientists say it could be unlivable in a few decades.
“It's telling us, right now, that it is out of balance. It is extremely hot," said the study's co-author.
After a summer of record temperatures, the Biden Administration announced plans to establish a federal standard to protect workers from extreme heat.
On any given day east Portland is 18 F hotter than the city's west side. Coronavirus orders will make it even harder to escape.