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NASA gives Typhoon Lekima a twice-over with the Aqua satellite

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite provided infrared and visible views of Typhoon Lekima as it was approaching landfall in China. China has posted Typhoon and Heavy Rain Warnings for Lekima.

Lekima becomes supertyphoon, heading towards Eastern China

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Supertyphoon Lekima as it tracked 214 nautical miles southwest of Okinawa, Japan.  Tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 is in force for the Luzon provinces of Batanes and Babuyan group of islands.  The storm has tracked north-northwest at 10 knots over the past six hours.

Heat Will Kill Thousands in Chinese Cities Each Year From Climate Change – D-brief – Discover Magazine

Beijing commuters drive through a layer of “severe” air pollution in this 2014 photo. A new analysis says that human-caused climate change will lead to thousands of additional deaths across Chinese cities in the decades ahead. (Credit: Hung Chung Chih/Shutterstock)…

Is it safe to use an electric fan for cooling?

The safety and effectiveness of electric fans in heatwaves depend on the climate and basing public health advice on common weather metrics could be misleading, according to a new study.

Artificial Snow Could Save World’s Coasts

In theory, artificial snow could save the ice caps and limit sea level rise.  But rescuing civilization this way would sacrifice Antarctica. German scientists have proposed a startling new way of slowing sea level rise and saving New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam,…

Daily briefing: Current global warming is unparalleled in 2,000 years – Nature.com

NATURE BRIEFING 26 July 2019 For more than 98% of the globe, the warmest period in 2,000 years has been in the past century. Plus, how virtual-reality mazes are unlocking brain mysteries and why opponents to a telescope in Hawaii…

7 Top Takeaways From Tesla’s Q2 Conference Call

To recap the second quarter, Tesla issued its shareholder letter and held its quarterly conference call with Wall Street analysts. The news, as always, is a mixed bag. While improving over its $702M loss in Q1, Tesla still missed Wall Street’s expectations, posting a Q2 loss of $408M. Traders can expect a bumpy ride in the short term. That said, there were some highlights worth considering for those long-term TSLA investors