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.

Japan floods
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“Soon every weather event could become a state of emergency… in Japan, what started as a downpour on June 28 refused to relent, dug in its heels, and kept dumping rain on southern Japan for more than two weeks, and at least 176 people lost their lives.

“A blanket of water 847 million cubic feet in scale flooded the region, destroying almost 2,000 homes. The worst-hit regions were struck with about 70 inches of rain—almost six feet…”


“The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan last week reached 200 on Thursday, as more bodies were found following the downpours that have caused floods and landslides and left thousands still in shelters.”


“A total of 580,000 people have been evacuated as typhoon Maria stormed into southeastern China on Wednesday, paralyzing railway and air transportation in some areas, authorities said. The typhoon, the eighth in China this year, made landfall about 9 am on Wednesday in Lianjiang county, Fujian province, bringing gales of up to 151 kilometers per hour at its center.”


“Normal life has been thrown out of gear in Bhaktapur after many areas including Madhyapur Thimi have been inundated due to the flooding caused by swollen Hanumante River following torrential rains on Wednesday night.”


“The Western Cape tourism industry has lost a billion rand in revenue as a result of the worst drought in more than a century.”


Possible record heat for Taiwan and UAE:


“Sweden’s heatwave shows no sign of ending… National weather agency SMHI currently has wildfire warnings in place in all of Sweden apart from in the mountains in the north-west, and the long heatwave is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.”


“Average rainfall countrywide for the month of July is between 60-90mm. Parts of Ireland received just 8mm of rainfall daily during July 2017.”


“The Amazon is likely to face continued warming in addition to possible multiyear droughts, according to a new study.”


“Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Beryl have left at least 8,000 people displaced, and 19 villages without communication in the Dominican Republic, the Emergency Operations Center said. Thousands are left without drinking water, as the storm has knocked 75 aqueducts out of service.”


“On July 2, Burlington, Vt., set a record for its hottest overnight temperature as the thermometer refused to budge below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Four days later, central Los Angeles hit 95 degrees before 11 a.m., already breaking the previous daily record of 94 degrees, before rising to well over 100 in the afternoon. Nationwide, summer nights have warmed at nearly twice the rate of days…”


“The temperature at Denver International Airport hit 90 degrees just before noon on Wednesday making it Day 30 with temperatures of 90°F or higher this season.”


“The record temperatures across San Diego County last week may prove to have a devastating impact on next year’s avocado crop.”


“”A lot of cars here and trucks, all their windows are all knocked out and on the hood, dented all over. It was a terrible, terrible hail,” said Roland Facette, Val Marie’s mayor, who was rounding up cows in his field when the storm hit. He said it was one of the worst storms he has seen since the 1950s.”


“As hot, dry weather prevails across the Pacific Northwest through the weekend, the risk of worsening drought and wildfires will increase… High temperatures will generally be around 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit above mid-July standards, with widespread 90s F in store along and east of the Interstate 5 corridor in Washington and Oregon. A few areas will surge into the lower 100s.”


Read yesterday’s Climate’ thread here.

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