Death, blackouts, melting asphalt: ways the climate crisis will change how we live.” (Cities are disproportionately hit because of huge populations & existing, & often inadequate, infrastructure.) @Guardian #climate #climatechange

From power cuts to infrastructure failure, the impact of climate change on US cities will be huge – but many are already innovating to adapt: www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/aug/20/death-blackouts-melting-asphalt-ways-the-climate-crisis-will-change-how-we-live

Learning from the past to prep for the future. “California Residents Say They Need More Information On Previous Wildfires To Prepare.” via @NPR #cafire #cawx #wildfire

Warm temperatures have Californians again bracing for wildfires. But to better prepare, the residents of Ventura say they need a clearer picture of what went wrong in the destructive 2017 Thomas Fire. www.npr.org/2019/08/19/752529463/california-residents-say-they-need-more-information-on-previous-wildfires-to-pre

Interesting new study. “The Reason Antarctica Is Melting: Shifting Winds, Driven by Global Warming.” @sciam #climate #antarctica

In recent years, these icy rivers have been flowing and melting at an alarming rate, threatening to add a substantial amount of water to the sea that would eat away at global coastlines. www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-reason-antarctica-is-melting-shifting-winds-driven-by-global-warming/

Exceptionally unusual for this far north! “Lightning struck near the North Pole, as rapid Arctic warming continues.” via @capitalweather #climate #arctic

Lightning strikes detected within 200 to 300 miles of the North Pole constitute a rare, though probably not unprecedented, event. www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/08/12/lightning-struck-within-miles-north-pole-saturday-rapid-arctic-warming-continues/