This chart shows you the Heat Index…which is the temperature your body is reacting to regardless of the actual air temperature. Obviously the drier the air, the easier it is on your body to handle the heat. Depending on your physical condition & level of hydration, the indices in the white range can be tolerated well if you pace yourself. The beige, yellow, orange, and red indices are where even the most physically fit and well hydrated people can get into trouble very, very fast. If you’re in doubt, pace yourself, stay very well hydrated, and don’t forget the sunscreen. Those UV rays will wreck havoc on your skin.
Researchers are trying to make a cleaner concrete to cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change. The industry is estimated to account for at least 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions: www.npr.org/2019/08/08/749500858/researchers-are-trying-to-find-a-solution-to-cut-concretes-carbon-emissions
Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering. www.climatecentral.org/news/report-pollen-allergies-climate-change
I crisscrossed a region – my own – that is mired in a culture of denial and delay. The conversation on the climate crisis has not changed fast enough: www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/07/climate-change-us-south-what-i-learned-writing-about-for-a-year
Around the world, periods of rapid ocean warming are happening more often than we thought. In order to thrive in the future, marine communities need to make decisions based on climate trends rather than historical data. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190805153717.htm