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.

“Scots have battled a barrage of weather carnage in just a few hours tonight with lightning fireballs, hail storms, flash flooding and snow in JUNE.

“Thunder and lightning rumbled through the evening in parts as motors floated down streets amid freak floods…”

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2762194/scotland-weather-june-9-flood-lightning-hail-fire/


“Scots could sizzle in our hottest summer for over 100 years with temperatures expected to rocket.”

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2766943/scotland-sizzle-record-breaking-heatwave-warmest-summer/


“Paris and much of the rest of France were on storm alert on this weekend at the end of a week that saw four people die due to the weather.”

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180611/swathes-of-northern-and-central-france-on-alert-for-storms-and-flooding


“A sunken ghost village at an artificial lake on Crete Island re-emerged in recent months as a symbol of the drought nightmare Greece could face in the coming years.”

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-06/10/c_137244816_2.htm


“The plan is a response to [Israel’s] latest drought, which began five years ago. The Sea of Galilee is currently at 213.46 meters, or 689 feet, below sea level, which brings it to half a meter below the lower red line, a serious danger level. If it reaches the black line, at 214.87 meters, or 705 feet below sea level, the Sea of Galilee could face irreversible ecological damage.”

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/247245


“The meteorological department said many parts of [Kenya] received the highest rainfall on record.”

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2018/06/11/march-may-rains-the-heaviest-in-55-years_c1770710


Yet more dust storm fatalities in India:

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/26-killed-in-dust-storm-lightning-strikes-in-uttar-pradesh/articleshow/64523776.cms


“Typhoon Domeng exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, leaving two dead and several sea travelling passengers stranded.”

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/06/10/domeng-aftermath.html


“A severe tropical storm is moving along Japan’s Pacific coast, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to central and eastern Japan… Weather officials are warning of landsides, flooding and high waves.”

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180611_08/


“Hurricane Bud, now swirling off the west coast of Mexico, is forecast to strengthen into a Category-2 hurricane and impact both Mexico and the Southwest U.S. over the next few days.”

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/10/hurricane-bud-track-impact-mexico-and-u-s-southwest/689050002/


“Arizona is entering another year of a drought. With no relief in sight, farmers and ranchers are having to find ways to deal with it.”

http://ktar.com/story/2100243/drought-taking-a-toll-on-arizona-farmers-and-ranchers/


“Eleven large wildfires are burning in the U.S., with most of them centered in the Southwest. The largest, the 416 fire in Durango, Colorado, has grown to almost 17,000 acres. Over the weekend, parts of Colorado were approaching record heat with windy conditions providing a perfect set-up for wildfire growth.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wildfires-continue-burn-west-hit-record-heat/story?id=5580116


“Pictures and video sent in to Global Calgary Saturday appear to show massive damage to farms in southern Alberta.”

https://globalnews.ca/news/4265227/semis-flipped-and-barns-levelled-in-alberta-after-severe-weather-saturday-tilley-fire-chief/


“Several Cass County [Michigan] families are trying are trying to bring peace back to their family member’s final resting places. The relentless heavy rain there caused some of the tombstones and graves to actually come out of the ground.”

https://www.abc57.com/news/floods-cause-major-damage-at-cass-county-cemetery


“According to a new study, scientists have discovered traces of microplastics and hazardous chemicals in the remotest parts of the Antarctic.”

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2018/06/09/pristine-no-more-scientists-make-a-disturbing-discovery-in-the-antarctic/


“The UN chief painted a picture of fish stocks being crippled by overfishing, vast coastal dead zones from pollution and untreated waste being discharged into the sea. “And, to compound these issues, we have the growing impacts of climate change,” he asserted. Ocean acidification is disrupting the marine food chain and record-level ocean temperatures are killing coral reefs and creating fiercer, more frequent storms.”

https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/06/1011811


Read last Thursday’s climate post here.






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