Hey Planet Change readers. Open thread time! HOW HOT IS IT WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW?
We want to hear from you all in the Comments section below. Click the headline of this post to access the perma-link page with Comments section.
Are you used to this type of heat? Are you concerned about the trend? Is a fall jacket still on your kids’ back-to-school list?
It’s currently 98 degrees F here in Arlington, Virginia but it “feels like” 112 degrees F with the heat index.
Here’s news on the heat wave from Reuters. And check out what CNN is saying about the impact of this insane heat wave on our power demand. Meanwhile, here’s an explanation of what the heck a heat dome is. And here’s a heat wave safety checklist from the Red Cross.
Also, check out our perhaps prophetic post about the weirding of weather in 2010 and what we thought might happen this year!
Matt Barrett is a blogger and communications manager at The Nature Conservancy
Photo by: flickr user Steve and Jemma Copley (Desert Sun)
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