Climate Impact Report – 6/5
Rising seas, sinking land, and intense coastal storms threaten the Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, area.
A new study found that many parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida, get hotter than the official reading — an average of six degrees Fahrenheit hotter.
The high plains drought is so bad that Kansas is importing wheat from Europe.
Key Facts Of The Day 6/5
- Tropical Storm Arlene was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone on Saturday, a day after it formed in the Gulf of Mexico and became the first named storm of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.
- On Saturday night, Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania residents experienced a severe storm with golf ball-sized hail, resulting in extensive damage.
- Rising seas, sinking land, and intense coastal storms threaten the Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, area.
- Pointe-au-Chien Tribe estimates that 90% of its land has already been submerged underwater over the past century.
- As of June 2, 7 large active wildfires have burned 66,209 acres across AZ, FL, NC, NJ, NM, and OR.
- As of June 2, 18,403 wildfires have burned 518,698 acres across the country.
- In Arizona, 1 fire has burned 1,354 acres as of June 2.
- In Florida, 1 fire has burned 4,952 acres as of June 2.
- In New Jersey, 1 fire has burned 3,100 acres as of June 2.
- In New Mexico, 1 fire has burned 21,207 acres as of June 2.
- In North Carolina, 1 fire has burned 32,156 acres as of June 2.
- In Oregon, 2 fires have burned 3,440 acres as of June 2.
- A new study found that many parts of Miami-Dade County, Florida, get hotter than the official reading — an average of six degrees Fahrenheit hotter.
- Projected shortfalls in groundwater supplies will limit new construction in the Phoenix area as persistent drought takes a toll on Arizona’s future growth.
- Arizona Builders must demonstrate sufficient groundwater supplies in five major areas of the state, including portions of Maricopa, Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yavapai counties.
- The high plains drought is so bad that Kansas is importing wheat from Europe.
New Reports and Data
- A June 2023 report found that international action is vital to mitigate the impact of searing heat waves in Pakistan.
- A May 2023 study found that plants can efficiently remove toxic gasoline fumes, including cancer-causing compounds such as benzene, from indoor air.
- A May 2023 study found that fairy tales offer accessible ways to communicate energy research in the social sciences to help tackle climate change.
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