photo of seattle skyline on a sunny dayNew member Nicholas Turner (@nickturner217) writes for the Seattle Times about how the region’s latest heat wave has forced Washington to confront the impacts of climate change. Rather than being rare events, stretches above 90 degrees are now a part of Seattle’s summer reality. Wildfires may venture into King County. And issues of equity — with some of the poorest neighborhoods the hottest and most polluted — are at the forefront. Turner talks with residents, state and local officials and climate scientists on the public’s growing awareness of the links between the heat and climate change and how we can adapt. Photo by Nova77 via Wikimedia Commons