[GWSG] N FL flood map; battery costs down; Indian heat; and European; climate suits; Trump v. USDA science

Tilley, Al atilley at unf.edu
Thu Jul 4 08:24:14 EDT 2019

1. The Northeast Florida Regional Council has supplied an interactive map with flooding overlays and sea level rise to six feet. A tab at the top leads to a survey on community resilience. Thanks to Dave Rogers and Brian Paradise for forwarding the site. http://buildcommunityresilience.com/northeastflorida/

2. The cost of large lithium-ion batteries has gone down 85% in the last decade, 30% in the last year. That is why LA was able to contract for solar with battery storage for half the cost of a methane plant. https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/03/battery-costs-shocking-the-system/
Battery Costs Shocking the System | Climate Denial Crock of the Week<https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/03/battery-costs-shocking-the-system/>
Politico: The cost of lithium-ion batteries has plunged 85 percent in a decade, and 30 percent in just the past year, so utilities across the U.S. have started attaching containers full of them to the grid — and they’re planning to install far more of them in the coming years. Electricity has always been the…

3. MIT’s Elfatih Eltahir warns that parts of India are becoming uninhabitable as heat waves increase. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/are-parts-of-india-becoming-too-hot-for-humans/ar-AADOIqc?ocid=spartandhp
Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans? - msn.com<https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/are-parts-of-india-becoming-too-hot-for-humans/ar-AADOIqc?ocid=spartandhp>
Indians stand in queues to fill vessels filled with drinking water from a water tanker in Chennai, capital of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

4. The climate crisis probably added 7F to Europe’s recent heatwave and made record-breaking heat five times more likely. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-climate-idUSKCN1TX1PJ
Climate change probably added 4C to Europe's June heatwave: study - Reuters<https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather-climate-idUSKCN1TX1PJ>
Man-made climate change probably made last month's European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit), 4C (7F) hotter than it would ...

5. Over 1,300 climate action suits have been brought in 28 countries.  Most are in the US, where none of the 154 challenged environmental rollbacks by the Trump administration has survived the suit. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/04/governments-and-firms-28-countries-sued-climate-crisis-report
Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report | Environment | The Guardian<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/04/governments-and-firms-28-countries-sued-climate-crisis-report>
Climate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis. The study reveals that more than 1,300 legal actions concerning climate ...

6. Trump is out to destroy scientific research, including the study of the impact of climate disruption on the food supply, in the Department of Agriculture by requiring scientists to move to Kansas City, where they have no facilities, by July 15. https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/02/trump-readying-kill-shot-for-us-science/
Trump Readying Kill Shot for US Science | Climate Denial Crock of the Week<https://climatecrocks.com/2019/07/02/trump-readying-kill-shot-for-us-science/>
PLEASE pray to whatever gods you believe in for severe storms to strike Washington DC from ~3 PM to ~10PM EDT on July 4th. We need for more than just a little rain on our Fake President’s parade—-high winds, hail, much lightning, and even a small tornado or two would be appropriate.

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