“Scorching Heat And Canada Wildfires Could Be Tied To ‘Wavy, Blocky’ Jet Stream” • Scientists say an atmospheric pattern – the jet stream – is behind both the Canadian wildfires and the scorching heat in Texas, raising questions about how it shapes extreme weather events and whether its flow is being disrupted by climate change. [NBC News]
- “China Is Set To Shatter Its Wind And Solar Target Five Years Early” • China is on track to double its wind and solar capacity, hitting its 2030 clean energy targets five years early, a Global Energy Monitor report found. It is expected to produce 1,200 GW of solar and wind power by 2025 if all projects are built and commissioned. [CNN]
- “Killer Heat Threatens 75 Million People In US South” • Today climate change has set a Danger Season record: 76 million people in the US, which is or 23% of the total population, are currently under extreme weather alerts, including alerts for heat, flooding, storms, and wildfire weather conditions. Almost all of those alerts are for extreme heat. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Mosquito Era: As The World Warms, These Insects Are Thriving – And Bringing Disease” • There aren’t many winners in the climate crisis, but scientists are pretty sure mosquitoes are one. Climate change means more frequent and more severe heat waves. Storms and floods leave pools of stagnant water to breed in. It’s boom time for mosquitoes. [CNN]
- “EPA Launches $7 Billion Grant Fund For Solar Power” • The EPA launched a $7 billion grant competition to increase solar power for low-income households. The program, the Solar for All competition, was announced in Waterbury, Vermont, by EPA Administrator Michael S Regan with US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. [Environment + Energy Leader]
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