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.

“Israel was hit with heavy rains this week, causing power outages and severe flooding throughout the country, a highly unusual occurrence for mid-June.

“Kibbutz Dorot in the south of the country recorded an all-time high rainfall for the month of June. The meteorological service measured 64 millimeters of rainfall in the Western Negev on Tuesday morning, topping the previous record in Israel of 50 millimeters of rainfall in a day during the month of June…”


“Thousands of Afghans have left their homes in the country’s west, fleeing thirst and hunger as a severe drought leaves fields bare.”


““The situation is critical because of flash floods and landslides [in Manipur and Mizoram, India]. We are trying to rescue people and provide relief besides assessing the situation,” Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said, adding that educational institutions in the valley were closed on Wednesday.”


“Many say they have not seen such heavy incessant rainfall in their lifetime. The rainfall records maintained at a private estate near Sakleshpur [India] over the past 152 years substantiate their claim.”


“Despite weakening and remaining over the open ocean through Thursday, [Hurricane] Bud will bring heavy rainfall to parts of Mexico… Rainfall amounts of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) will be common with local amounts up to 200 mm (8 inches).”


“Some residents of Alaska are having to double check the calendar to make sure it’s still June after encountering cold temperatures and snow this week. Fairbanks saw its low temperature plunge to 36 degrees on Tuesday morning, which tied the city’s coldest reading so late in the season since 1960, according to Brian Brettschneider, an Alaska based climatologist.”


“”In 2017, Lake Tahoe’s low clarity was primarily the result of two extreme climatic and hydrologic events,” TERC Director Geoffrey Schladow, a professor of engineering at UC Davis, said in a statement. “The combination of arguably the most extreme drought period ending with the most extreme precipitation year produced the low clarity values seen.” …Researchers also cited warming temperatures as an ingredient in the low-clarity cocktail. According to the research center, 2017 summer temperatures were the warmest on record at Lake Tahoe — nearly 3 degrees warmer than in the previous three years.”


“The 416 Fire currently threatening homes and land in southwestern Colorado is now considered the fifth-largest wildfire in the state’s history. The wildfire, which initially ignited about 10 miles north of Durango on June 1, has ripped through 27,420 acres and is only 15 percent contained.”


“A historic hail storm hit southern El Paso County [Texas] in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Hail was found from quarter size up to nearly the size of a baseball.”


“The Detroit area is in for another heat wave this weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the low-to-mid 90s by Sunday…”


“In 1910, the [Montana Glacier National] park had over 100 glaciers but by 1966 only 35 remained. Today, rising temperatures are shrinking every glacier in the park. In 2015, 26 met the size criteria to be designated active glaciers.”


“Strong storms smacked eastern Pennsylvania Wednesday night, leaving six people wounded and causing significant damage to several buildings. The storm shredded homes, torn through several businesses and knocked down power lines and trees in Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania, the Luzerne County Emergency Management said.”


“A severe thunderstorm on Wednesday knocked down power lines and damaged property in several neighbourhoods in Toronto.”


“Storm Hector brought record-breaking winds to Britain today as it downed trees, caused trouble for landing planes and sparked travel disruption…”


UK reservoirs starting to run low:


“Luxembourg experienced its warmest May in 2018 since records began.”


“Tour de France organisers might be forced into a few last minute route deviations in the coming weeks after the western Pyrénées were hit with heavy rain the caused flash floods which destroyed roads in the areas that the race is due to visit at the end of July.”


“In the past few weeks, Europe has experienced unusually wet, humid and dry conditions. While summer is just around the corner, countries like Spain and its Mediterranean neighbours have had lower temperatures than usual, while cooler nations like the UK saw temperatures reach record-breaking highs last month. According to the EU’s global monitoring site Copernicus, temperature and rainfall anomalies are expected to linger over the region.”


“Antarctica is shedding ice at an increasing rate, raising global sea levels and threatening coastal cities, according to a new international assessment published in the journal Nature.”


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