Record temperatures, record power use
A heat wave in California broke high-temperature records across the state this weekend, resulting in record-high power use. Seventeen days in a row over 100 degrees in LA's San Fernando Valley--a new record. The record-high power use, of course, means more fossil fuels burned--and more global warming. There may be some danger to our future because we're running out of fossil fuels, but the bigger danger probably comes because we haven't already.