Climate change can mean doubling down on disasters, such as a combination of widespread power outages with the kind of extreme heat that kills. The latest TipSheet explores why such simultaneous disasters are so dangerous, where they’ve happened already, why they are increasingly likely to happen again and how to prepare to cover them in your area.
"As climate change fuels more intense storms, Deltec and other companies build hurricane-proof homes".
"In states like Kansas, energy companies want to impose charges on people who produce their own power with rooftop arrays".
"As the East Coast suffered from the effects of a ransomware attack on a major petroleum pipeline, President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that placed strict new standards on the cybersecurity of any software sold to the federal government."
"President Biden said on Monday that the United States would “disrupt and prosecute” a criminal gang of hackers called DarkSide, which the F.B.I. formally blamed for a huge ransomware attack that has disrupted the flow of nearly half of the gasoline and jet fuel supplies to the East Coast."
"Conservationists in California and across the West are deeply skeptical of hydropower, and it’s not hard to see why. ... But despite the environmental damage they’ve done, many dams also generate electricity that is free of planet-warming carbon emissions."
"The operator of the largest petroleum pipeline between Texas and New York, which was shut down after a ransomware attack, declined on Sunday to say when it would reopen, raising concerns about a critical piece of infrastructure that carries nearly half of the East Coast’s fuel supplies."
"A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered BC Hydro and the B.C. government to release secret Site C dam financial and safety documents to West Moberly First Nations, but the public will not be permitted to see the information."
"Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) announced a new $73 billion plan on Tuesday aimed at replacing the country’s mass transit buses with clean vehicles."
"If President Joe Biden gets his way, the federal government will double public transit funding in the coming years. He sees it as an essential part of his proposed $2 trillion infrastructure package: a way to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and meet rider demand."