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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.

Japan has hottest temperature on record
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“Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures.

“At least 44 people have died since July 9, with 11 dying on Saturday alone according to Kyodo News, as temperatures remained around 38 degrees Celsius (99F) in central Tokyo Monday.

“In nearby Kumagaya, the mercury rose to 41.1 degrees (105.98F), the highest ever on record in Japan, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency…”


“Scorching heat continues to grip the nation as the temperature in the southeastern city of Gyeongsan reached a record high of 104 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday… The capital also experienced the hottest night on Monday as the mercury stayed above 84 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the night.”


“Heavy rain brought about by tropical storms have claimed more than 20 lives in Vietnam and the Philippines, while India and Myanmar are bracing for more rain in the coming days.”


“Tropical Storm Ampil has battered Shanghai with damaging gusts of winds and torrential rain. More than 190,000 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm bore down on the financial hub.”


“An intense heat wave has gripped China this July which killed at least 14 people. High temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week. The temperature has been soaring over 37 degree Celsius in many parts of the country.”


“Floods triggered by torrential rain have left 12 people dead and three others missing in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Monday.”


“Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country’s northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people.”


“North and Western Afghanistan are this year facing their most severe drought in decades as the cumulative effect of several years of low rainfall has seen agriculture collapse.”


“The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the government.”


“Heatwaves in Assam worsened following shortage of rainfall across the state. The sudden increase in temperatures has claimed two lives till now in just 48 hours.”


“The western Odisha town of Burla received 622 mm of rainfall over 24 hours ending Sunday morning, shattering a 36-year-old rainfall record of the State as floodwaters continued to inundate many areas. Three persons died and three fishermen were missing as torrential rain pounded many parts of the State.”


“Dozens of wildfires are raging across Sweden, which is going through its worst drought in 74 years. The wildfires broke out after months of high temperatures. The Swedish prime minister says all resources are being mobilised to prevent a greater disaster and Sweden has asked for help from other nations.”


“The hottest July day since records began is forecast for Britain this week – with the temperature soaring to almost 100F.”


“This summer is fast becoming the driest summer the Netherlands ever had. It seems almost certain that the drought record dating from the summer of 1976 will be broken in the coming days, meteorologist Brian Verhoeven of Buienradar said to RTL Nieuws.”


“With temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius today, as Greece experiences its first huge heatwave for the season authorities have decided to close the Ancient Acropolis early.”


“Officials don’t refer to “fire seasons anymore but rather to fire years,” Jennifer Jones, a spokesperson for the National Interagency Fire Center, told me in an email.”


“We’ve never seen it like this,” said Simone Netherlands, president of the Arizona-based Salt River Wild Horse Management Group. In May, dozens of horses were found dead on the edge of a dried-up watering hole in northeastern Arizona. As spring turned to summer, drought conditions turned from bad to worse, Netherlands said.”


“As the summer heat continues to sit over North Texas with record-setting, 100-plus-degree temperatures, power outages and heat-related calls are slowly climbing this weekend.”


“Farmer Les Jones will this month shoot all 1200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm in northwestern New South Wales. The sheep are living skeletons, so emaciated the Jones family can’t even use them to feed themselves “unless we ate soup every day”.”


“Drought conditions afflicting eastern Australia is causing record numbers of native animals to be struck and killed by vehicles. Dipping temperatures and ‘very much below average’ June rainfall cited by the Bureau of Meteorology, means animals are forced to roam further in the search for food, bringing them into contact with built-up areas and roads.”


“Poring over four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance – shifting what one researcher called the very “march of the seasons themselves.””


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