The recent US heat wave is no joke. People are dying, crops are drying, grain markets are climbing and energy use is skyrocketing. With some of the recent temperatures the hottest on record, its not surprising most Americans believe in climate change.
Farmers are losing their livelihoods, and rural residents--particularly the elderly--are struggling with the high temperatures. To beat the heat, you need to keep a cool head. Turning down the AC can be expensive, but its possible to survive comfortably while avoiding sky-high energy costs.
Summer temperatures have been brutal so far. Our warm winter seemingly skipped spring to get right to the heat. Hopefully you have electricity. But millions of Americans are suffering through hot temperatures without power. Like fuel on the proverbial fire, power outages can turn uncomfortable temperatures into something dangerous.