Climate scientists say get ready for more extreme heat — and a stressed power grid

A downed power line and the remains of a home and a car are seen in the Larkfield-Wikiup neighborhood following the damage caused by the Tubbs Fire on October 13, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.
A downed power line and the remains of a home and a car are seen in the Larkfield-Wikiup neighborhood following the damage caused by the Tubbs Fire on October 13, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California.
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Scientists predict that with climate change, we’ll be seeing more extreme heat, wildfires, and sea level rise. And that’s going to stress out our electricity grid — and cause more power outages —unless we're better prepared.

This story is part of Elemental: Covering Sustainability, a multimedia collaboration between Cronkite News, Arizona PBS, KJZZ, KPCC, Rocky Mountain PBS and PBS SoCal.