Climate change shakes America to its core this summer


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Yesterday the United States experienced at least 6 natural disasters and even more on the rise in the hottest months of the year.

Edgar McGregorTwitter user and Climatory senior at San Jose State University, followed the disasters one by one.

1 First, he noted a massive flash flood drove through Yellowstone National Park, destroying roads and bridges.

Aerial video taken from a helicopter of a tarred road, eroded and washed away in several places due to high water levels in the adjacent river. In video captured by the Yellowstone Helicopter Manager from a park helicopter, the road is clearly covered in a seemingly massive landslide.

2. Next, a powerful derecho swept across the Midwest with winds of 80 miles per hour and torrential rains.

3.Then, forest fires exploded across the desert southwest with fires in Arizona and New Mexico fanned by high winds.

4. McGregor pointed to an ongoing disaster in the mega-drought in the west. Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, is now at its lowest water level since it was filled nearly a century ago. Total water storage fell to 28% for the first time.

5. The oppressive Heat wave Setting temperature records across large swathes of our country worries people unable to care for themselves and at risk of heat stroke.

6. Wildfires in Alaska burned 995 square miles (2,578 square km) last week in @BLM_AFS analysis. The seasonal total as of June 13 is already above the 30-year median total #fires area burned throughout the season.

So what are we doing today to fight climate change at the federal level?

According to White House, the Biden administration has pledged to strengthen the clean energy economy, and Vice President Kamala Harris will launch PACC 2030, a U.S.-Caribbean partnership to address the climate crisis. Additionally, 100K CLIMA equips students with technical and language skills to lead a clean energy economy. And finally, the administration will mobilize climate finance and connect with other global banks to work collaboratively to end the devastation that seems to be getting worse by the day.

While these measures sound great in theory, the earth is showing us that the time is right for theories and unless substantial action is taken very soon, the world we know may never be the same again.


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