News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Temporada peligrosa de huracanes comienza en medio de pandemia COVID-19

COVID-19 nos tomó por asalto, pero probablemente no será la única amenaza que veremos este año. La Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés) acaba de lanzar su pronóstico de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico para el año 2020, prediciendo una temporada má […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

The First COVID-19 Era Hurricane Season Is Here. Are We Ready?

Today NOAA announced its 2020 Atlantic hurricane season forecast and projected an above average year, with a likely range of 6-10 hurricanes and 3-6 major hurricanes expected. This year, we also face hurricane season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and a worsening economic downturn—yet another ex […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Dangerous Hurricane Season To Open Amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 took us by storm but likely won’t be the only storm we will see this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has just released its Atlantic hurricane season outlook for 2020, forecasting an above-average hurricane season with 13-19 named storms, of which 6-10 could […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

US Solar Industry Poised to Lose 114,000 Jobs and Counting from COVID through June

With the US and global economy in free-fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the renewable energy industry is hemorrhaging projects and jobs at a faster rate than the overall economy. As of the end of April, more than half a million US clean energy workers are now out of work, and the number is still [ […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Flooding, Locusts, and COVID-19: A Triple Disaster for Eastern Africa

The COVID-19 and economic crises in the U.S. are fully occupying our lives these days. Of course, these are also global challenges—with the potential to cripple developing nations that have far fewer resources and medical facilities and many more people living in poverty. Eastern Africa is being hit […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

COVID-19 Collision with the 2020 Fire Season Will Ignite Multiple Threats

The inevitable collision of wildfires and COVID-19 keeps me up at night. Not in an abstract sense, but more in a requires-allergy-meds-to-sleep type of way. Too many people are suffering already due to COVID-19, and the quickly approaching wildfire season, worsened by climate change, is going to mak […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.