Last week I was in a thread where someone wondered about heat, human survivability/habitability, and climate change. I've done some technical work on this specific question, so, quick thread on basics, and what to worry about.— (((Matthew Lewis))) is a YIMBY vs Wall Street (@mateosfo) June 29, 2021
Key term to know: The "wet bulb" temperature.
For anyone who still thinks "climate stuff" doesn't belong in an "infrastructure bill": https://t.co/yk0WEkAnJH— Devyn Powell (@DevynFromOregon) June 28, 2021
ITS NOT CLIMATE CHANGE ITS A REGIONALLY CURATED SUBSCRIPTION BOX OF ARTISINAL APOCALYPSES— NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES) June 28, 2021
I spoke to a cherry picker who is working thru 'heat dome' in Yakima Valley, Washington. She's hasn't had a break in 28 days.— Lauren Kaori Gurley (@LaurenKGurley) June 29, 2021
There are 70+ y.o.s and children in fields & workers are suffering heat illnesses. No law requiring breaks or shade in the PNW. https://t.co/EeEijyKm6S
For those who say the budget framework I proposed costs "too much" what would you cut?— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 29, 2021
Combatting climate change?
Paid family & medical leave?
Dental, hearing & vision?
Long-term home health care?
Child Tax Credit?
We have no time to waste when it comes to making our infrastructure more resilient to a changing climate. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework invests $52 billion to strengthen our natural infrastructure — like coastlines and levees — and our physical infrastructure.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 29, 2021
The heat plaguing our country is deadly serious. Record-breaking temperatures are causing heatstroke and power outages, melting cables, and buckling roadways. And worse is still to come.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 29, 2021
The climate crisis is here, and we see the consequences.
We need a Green New Deal. Now.
Climate change should be a part of every legislation that goes through Congress from now on.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 29, 2021
There is no bigger issue, especially if you live in one of those areas that's currently on fire.
We’re way past the point of talking about what’s “reasonable.” Power lines are melting in the heat in Portland. Billionaires are paying no taxes and going to space. Buildings and bridges are collapsing. The only reasonable thing to do is change everything.— Read Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire (@JoshuaPotash) June 28, 2021