This week, my son’s day camp got delayed because of smoke related to our state’s latest megafire. He took in stride. For his generation, climate change related intrusions are normal. That’s in part because their forebearers ignored or denied reality. And they had help. “Thirty years ago, a bold plan was cooked up to spread doubt and persuade the public that climate change was not a problem. The little-known meeting – between some of America’s biggest industrial players and a PR genius – forged a devastatingly successful strategy that endured for years, and the consequences of which are all around us.” BBC: The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change.

+ Delayed camps are one thing. Boiling drinking water is another. Dhruv Kullar in The New Yorker: Living Through India’s Next-Level Heat Wave. “When we come back home, our heads feel like they will explode. We take water with us, but it’s boiling by the time we can drink it.”

+ Hundreds of temperature records broken as heat wave scorches the U.S.

+ “Water has always been recycled. The water molecules in your shower or cup of coffee might just be the same molecules that rained on dinosaurs more than 65 million years ago.” That may or may not make LA residents feel better about this. Los Angeles could soon put recycled water directly in your tap. (It will take some audacious PR to get people to swallow this news.)