Cold Wave

Standards adopted by FERC include freeze protection steps, better cold weather preparedness plans and requirements to identify freeze-prone equipment
Idaho Capital Sun
On a remote hillside in Afghanistan’s Logar province, the tents of some 300 families stretch across the snow-covered ground. This makeshift village has stood here since last July, when unusually strong floodwaters destroyed hundreds of nearby homes.
The New Humanitarian
Texans like to think of their state as the energy capital of the world. But in mid-February 2021, the energy state ran short of energy.
Conversation Media Group, the
As tens of thousands of households and businesses face a third day in the dark, Austin leaders say they will improve emergency communications. But residents and critics have little patience for bungled warnings.
The Texas Tribune
New York winter storm
With extreme winter weather breaking out across the USA this week, a question in many people’s minds is—how is climate change affecting winter storms? Chat about it with Dr. Jennifer Francis, Scientist with the Woodwell Climate Research Center.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Snow falling down on Tokyo, Japan.
The country is set to experience more frequent and heavier snowstorms, and as the death toll rises, it becomes clear that its snow adaptation tactics must change.
North Indian states like Delhi & Punjab are breaching the mercury dip thresholds as the lethal cold wave continues.
The Quint
New York winter storm
An influx of Arctic air is blasting across the U.S., sending temperatures plunging and creating social media buzz about the polar vortex. Meteorologist Bob Henson explains the phenomenon.
Yale Climate Connections
Medical model of a heart.
More heart failure deaths were linked with extreme temperatures than other heart conditions, from an international study in the journal Circulation
The American Heart Association
Cover EGU
This paper seeks to answer the question whether climate change may have affected the characteristics of a specific extreme event or whether such event would have even been possible in the absence of climate change.
European Geosciences Union