Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.

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.

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.

“Central Europe has been hard hit from a severe flooding season that shows no signs of stopping.

“Poland has seen massive flood destruction in Warsaw, Sandomierz, Nowy Sacz, and other villages in the Southern region following severe storms on Sunday. According to Poland’s TVN Meteo, local mayor Grzegorz Sikorski said that it only took several hours of heavy rain to flood homes. He added that two bridges were destroyed and that the heavy rains caused a landslide.

“France’s Brittany region was hit by a devastating storm on Sunday and Monday. According to Stéven Tual, Meteo Bretagne meteorologist, between three weeks and a month’s worth of rain fell in 30 minutes. The Jarlot river reached its peak level since measurements began in 2014.

“The same rain-pour rates were prevalent along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, especially in the city of Varna. Two villages in the Varna Province were also hit with a tornado, causing mass destruction. No one was reported injured.

“Professor Richard Betts of University of Exeter, who co-conducted a recent study of river flood risk in Europe under global warming, told The Guardian, “Our results give the clearest picture yet of climate change increasing the risk of flooding…even at just 1.5 degrees C global warming.””


But further north:

“The Finnish capital Helsinki has had no rain for 30 days, a record-breaking dry spell for the Kaisaniemi weather station… “There’s no end in sight to the dry spell,” said Yle meteorologist Matti Huutonen.”


“Ice around Svalbard, a Norwegian island that sits between the Greenland Sea to the west and Barents Sea to the east, has receded rapidly over the past few weeks. Zack Labe, a PhD candidate at University of California, Irvine, told Earther the current ice coverage “is even less the average September minimum.””


“Heavy rains last month are having an impact on farms all across central Virginia [USA] potentially hindering future crops.”


“If you managed to get a glimpse of Great Falls on Monday after the near constant rainfall in the area, you would have been treated to a scene of utter violence. The Potomac River “boiled, churned, and even exploded into the air” on Monday afternoon, the Washington Post reported.”


“Flooding along the Potomac River continued to worsen Tuesday in some areas.”


“There’s a stark difference in rainfall in the Northeast [USA] this spring… just a few hundred miles separates record wet and record dry.”


“This year’s wildfire season could rival last year’s, which was one of the most devastating on record, said Vicki Christiansen, interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service.”


“At least four people including two minors were killed and 17 injured in the wake of a fierce dust storm that hit Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday, rescue sources informed Geo News.”


“India is reeling under a sustained water crisis that shows no signs of abating. Excessive demand coupled with mismanaged water resources, erratic weather patterns and climate change have led to a sad state of affairs.”


“Macau and Hong Kong are likely to see significant rainfall in the next 48 hours and there is likely to be significant travel disruption across the region.” [Macau and Hong Kong will welcome this, I imagine, after their drought and record-breaking heatwave].


“Winter is meant to be cold, but Melburnians [Australia] could be forgiven for finding it hard to get out of bed so far this season. The city has recorded its coldest start to June since 1982, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.”


“The effects of a catastrophic storm that hit Tasmania last month are still being felt by residents whose homes, businesses and roads were torn apart. More than $45 million worth of damage was done when a record breaking 100mm of rain was dumped on the greater Hobart region in a single day last month.” 


Read yesterday’s climate post here.

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