Climate change’s dangerous effects are previewed in current heat wave

HARC in the News


By Las Vegas Sun

As Las Vegas bakes in unrelenting heat, we’re getting an alarmingly close view of the global climate emergency.

In the past week alone, we’ve seen flights canceled at McCarran International Airport due to heat and wind, an emergency homeless cooling station being set up in the central valley, and NV Energy urging residents to reduce their energy use during peak hours to avoid power outages.

It’s an incontrovertible fact that is playing out before our eyes: Human-generated global warming is posing an

increasing threat to Las Vegas.

Not that we’re alone in this regard. The disruption of weather patterns has created extreme heat domes in places throughout the West this summer, including: