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Jun 17, 2022 Julia Rock

CHEAT SHEET: Blackout Summer

In this week’s Cheat Sheet, we discuss the historic test this summer will pose to our energy grid, and how it can teach us important lessons about the climate crisis.
CHEAT SHEET: Blackout Summer
A barber gives a haircut in the dark in Kolkata, India. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

This summer is expected to bring more widespread power outages around the world than any year in recent history. Such blackouts are often deadly, especially during heat waves when people rely on air conditioning or fans to stay cool.

Give us five minutes of your time to read this new edition of Cheat Sheet, and we will explain why you might lose power this summer, and what the situation reveals about our energy systems and the climate crisis.

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