The deadly future that scientists warned us about is here. For years, climate scientists modeled how if we made the earth hotter, that heat had consequences. Unrelenting heat dries vegetation and makes it more likely to burn. It warms the oceans, increasing the fuel available for tropical cyclones.
Water and climate advocacy organizations submitted comments and signatures from more than 43,000 people demanding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deny the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline more time to construct the pipeline.
Large parts of the American West are currently on fire. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. At least seven people are dead in different states. An unknown number are missing. Tens of thousands remain under evacuation orders.
The signs are ominous as yet another climate record is reached. California is once again burning. From near the southern Mexico border, to San Diego and the forests of the Sierra Nevada over two million acres of the sunshine state were on fire yesterday.