User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: High Temperatures
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A new tool is helping the Twin Cities metro area brace for climate change impacts 24.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
To help the Twin Cities metro area plan for the future climate, the Metropolitan Council has released a tool with detailed maps showing how at-risk different spots are to flooding and extreme heat.
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Bye-bye, beer? Brewers say they've got a plan on climate change 18.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A scientific paper published this week predicts climate change will send beer prices skyrocketing and drastically reduce the barley crop. It got tons of media attention. But is beer really doomed?
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Climate Change Holds Risks for Beer Makers, Too 16.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Big brewers are taking steps to maintain supplies of barley, the main crop used in beer, amid climate change. A new study suggests their preparations might not be enough.
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What does the UN climate change report mean for Minnesota? 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report details just how much scientists say we need to limit greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophe.
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Climate takeaways 8.10.2018 BBC: Science
The most important messages from the landmark report on global warming.
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U.N. report on global warming carries life-or-death warning 8.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday.
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Study: Social cost of carbon emissions much higher than what U.S. is using 29.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The social cost of carbon estimates how much harm would result from emitting one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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September heat wave for much of Minnesota this weekend 15.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's summer in September across much of Minnesota this weekend, as heat index values may climb to near 100 degrees in parts of the state.
NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet 12.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun's corona, or outer atmosphere. It eventually will get within 3.8 million miles of the surface in the years ahead, allowing scientists to vicariously explore the sun in a way never before possible.
2017 was one of the hottest years on record 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high. Global sea level was the highest on record, too. NOAA's State of the Climate report points to the urgency of addressing climate change.
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A few more bad apples: As the climate changes, fruit growing does, too 1.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Apple growing is a ruthless business obsessed with good looks. Higher temperatures affect every part of of the fruit's life cycle, from more pests to changing color -- and can even give them sunburn.
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Adding Up the Cost of Climate Change in Lost Lives 1.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An exhaustive new study focusing only on heat-related damage predicts that by 2099, even with economic growth and adaptation, 1.5 million more people world-wide will die each year because of increased temperatures.
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When the weather is extreme, is climate change to blame? 29.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While it's difficult to attribute individual events to climate change, scientists say global warming makes extreme weather more common.
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Heat making you lethargic? Research shows it can slow your brain, too 16.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.
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Iraq Struggles to Contain Protests Over Government Dysfunction 15.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Iraqi authorities deployed troops across the country’s south and blocked access to the internet as protests over poor government services grew violent, with demonstrators breaking into oil facilities, burning political-party offices and shutting Najaf Airport.
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Estimated 70 deaths linked to Canada's heat wave 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Most of the people who died are elderly men and women living alone in apartments with no air conditioning, and many had chronic health conditions.
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At least 1 dead as fires across California force evacuations, burn homes 7.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Excessive heat and fire warnings remain in effect from the National Weather Service across much of California, where crews are battling a number of powerful wildfires.
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This Meteorologist Explains Why the Extreme Heat Is Way Worse Than You Think 6.7.2018 Mother Jones
The past seven days have set global heat milestones and sparked safety concerns from Quebec, where at least 18 people have died from the heat and humidity, to northern Siberia, home to the coldest town on Earth, which recorded temperatures “40 degrees above normal” on Thursday.  In Denver,  the temperature reached an all-time high of 105 […]
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Sorrow, Resilience, and Tenderness: Surviving the Wait at the US-Mexico Border 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
Every day, migrants arrive at the US-Mexico border hoping to gain entry and find safety. But before they are processed, they must wait—usually for days, sometimes in extreme heat and inhospitable conditions. Mother Jones reporter Noah Lanard and I spent nearly a week at the border bridges between Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico, to meet these […]
This Week Is off to a Hellish Start and It’s Not Even Because of Politics 3.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A massive heat wave roasting the central and eastern U.S. this weekend with temperatures that felt like the triple digits is expected to linger at least into the July 4th holiday, weather officials said on Sunday. Thermometers are expected to soar 10 […]
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