Monday, September 27, 2021


"How the White House plans to combat the ‘silent killer’ of rising heat levelsPBS NewsHour 9/20/2021


SUMMARY:  2021 had one of the hottest summers on record, with July being the hottest single month recorded.  Extreme heat is expected to worsen with climate change.  The Biden administration announced a plan Monday that would develop new workplace standards for Americans who work outdoors, prioritizing heat-related inspections.  William Brangham and Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser, discuss.


WARING:  Republicans have continually crippled regulation by not funding, or even defunding, money to hire more regulatory personnel (inspectors and administration).



"As high temperatures hurt Sicily’s food production, rising sea levels threaten housingPBS NewsHour 9/21/2021


SUMMARY:  Climate change experts in Sicily, Italy are warning that rising sea waters are threatening some of the island's most crucial heavy industrial plants.  They are also forecasting food shortages because crops are being destroyed.  The island endured record temperatures this summer.  Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Sicily for NewsHour's Climate Change series.

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