Boiling Point: Climate Change is Wreaking Havoc On the Power Grid In Ways You Never Knew

If you’re in the habit of reading the president’s tweets, you may have noticed a theme the last few weeks: California is a fiery wasteland. He said as much Tuesday, writing that the Golden State is “going to hell.” Trump made the same points in another tweet last week, promising “no more blackouts” or “ridiculous forrest fires” (his typo, not mine) if he’s reelected and clarifying that water rationing is “coming soon.”

As If the Pandemic Weren’t Enough, 2020 Might Be the Hottest Year Ever

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