July 18, 2022
Source: Inside Climate News
Across America, the stereotypically lazy, hazy days of summer have turned considerably more serious. Dangerous heat waves fueled by a warming planet are increasing cases of heat stroke, killing important crops, generating stronger summer storms and knocking out electricity.
An analysis of government data by The Associated Press reveals that power outages from severe weather have nearly doubled in the past two decades.
Read more: When the Power Goes Out, Who Suffers? Climate Epidemiologists Are Now Trying to Figure That Out