The Heat Index: What Your Body Thinks The Temperature Is On Warm & Hot Days. #heat #heatwave #heatindex #summersafety #heatsafety

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.

Interesting listen. “Researchers Are Trying To Find A Solution To Cut Concrete’s Carbon Emissions.” via @NPR #environment #climate

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:

This is a public health issue that’s bound to worsen with time. “POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies.” via @ClimateCentral #climate #allergies #health #climatechange

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

A very thought provoking read. “What I learned writing about #climate change and the US south for a year.” @Guardian #climatechange #environment

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:

“Ocean temperature ‘surprises’ becoming more common: Researchers highlight need to account for #climate change in marine planning.” @ScienceDaily #climatechange

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.