Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
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Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

“May and April of 2018 were the hottest in Germany since records began in 1881, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday…

“”In the last few years we have been experiencing a series of climate records that collectively can only be understood in the context of climate change,” said DWD’s Deputy President Paul Becker.

“DWD said that not only had April and May been extremely hot months, but they had seen extreme weather events such as torrential rains and severe thunderstorms.”


“A man has died in the flash flooding hitting much of the country, after his car overturned in an accident on a flooded road… A record 588km of traffic jams were recorded in Ile-de-France this morning, largely due to the heavy rain still falling in the region.”


“To put the stormy period in context, the month of May saw 182,000 lightning strikes touch the ground. That’s double the previous record for a month of May.”


“In Liétor southeast of Madrid, cars and vans have been pushed everywhere by flowing water, even into rivers.”


“The phenomenon was historic, as some [Kenyan] stations recorded the highest rainfall on record, according to the end-of-season report by the meteorological department.”


“Several regions [of Kenya] will receive heavy rain above 40mm, the Meteorological Department said yesterday in an advisory. The rain was expected to start yesterday evening until tomorrow.”


“UNOCHA estimates that out of approximately 2.2 million people affected by the drought [in Afghanistan], at least 1.4 million will become acutely food insecure. They will require emergency assistance over the coming months and into the next lean season, the report said.”


61 Thai provinces on high alert for severe flooding:


“More than 40,000 properties are without power in southern WA after damaging winds and heavy rainfall battered the coast… Farmers have benefited from record rains pelting the Gascoyne, with Denham recording 98mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am, on Tuesday, breaking its previous monthly record set in June, 1965.”


“Records show that the rain-laden front dumped almost twice the whole month’s average rainfall for Pakarae [New Zealand] in less than half a day.”


“Several wildfires have forced evacuations in California, Colorado and New Mexico.”


“American Airlines flight AA1897, which departed from San Antonio [Texas] just after midnight on Sunday, was only in the air for one hour before the pilots declared an emergency. That emergency was the hail storm wreaking serious damage to the aircraft’s windshield and nose cone.”


“In the last 23 days, Washington has received 10.43 inches of rain. The rainfall output over the past three weeks ranks second most on record for the time of year. We have seen five separate storms unload at least an inch of rain.”


“This spring in Western New York has been the most topsy-turvy one on record. The snows and ice of Buffalo’s coldest April since World War II were followed by its warmest May ever recorded.”


“The brief taste of summer that visited late last week will be only a fond memory for this first full week of June, as the temperamental spring of Atlantic Canada continues.”


“Lampman experienced similar flooding in 2011 and again in 2016. “2011 we flooded. 2016 we flooded, but not to this degree. Not that much rain, that fast. 2011 was the flood year but it came over a two month period, where this came in a few hours,” said Wallin.”


“Several people used the snow on their car windshields [Mission City, Newfoundland] to write, June 4?”


Weather whiplash and the death of seasonality – Sweden has summer snow, too:


Read yesterday’s climate post here.

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