Author Archives: Matt Simon

The Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Lee Is a Warning

Fueled by warm water and humidity, hurricanes can quickly turn into life-threatening monsters. Get ready [...]

Burying Power Lines Prevents Wildfires. But There’s a Cost

Investigators are eying the Lahaina wildfire as yet another deadly blaze started by electrical equipment. [...]

Hurricane Idalia Is About to Slam Florida With a Wall of Water

It’s not just the wind and rain to worry about: Storm surges of up to [...]

This Brutal Summer in 10 Alarming Maps and Graphs

From the Maui wildfires to ultrahigh ocean temperatures, climate change is leaving its devastating mark [...]

How Hilary Turned Into a Monster Storm

Mexico and the western US are reeling from record-shattering rainfall. Blame high ocean temperatures—and prepare [...]