Welcome back to Make Me Care, Grist’s video blog experiment, in which we get our writers and editors to explain why their story is worth paying attention to. On this episode, erstwhile host and editorial intern Amelia Urry welcomes Grist senior editor and writer Greg Hanscom to talk about his adventures reporting on resiliency in Las Vegas.

Yeah, Vegas — world capital of waste and fakery. And it’s built in a desert, where climate change is going to make all things heat- and water-related more difficult. But neither of those is actually the biggest climate-related threat to the Sin City, Hanscom says. When epic droughts and 115-degree scorchers aren’t your biggest problems, you’re REALLY in trouble. Watch the video to hear more!

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