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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.

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.

118 historical temperature records in July.
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“At least 118 historical temperature records were reported around the world in July. This is stated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States, reports Voice of America.”


“According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017. “The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle,” Michael Mann, a climate scientist and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University, told CNN.”


“Until this month, nobody would have imagined that the bucolic Lapland town of Jokkmokk could be home to one of the world’s busiest fire brigades.”


“Images of a group of Swedes turning the inconvenience of flooding in central Uppsala into an opportunity to relax have gone viral, after they were photographed swimming through the central rail station’s underpass with inflatables and water pistols.”


“A month’s worth of rainfall on Saturday wreaked havoc across Northern Ireland with severe flooding in homes and travel chaos.”


“Farmers are to meet with Whitehall officials this week for an emergency drought summit amid fears that the heatwave could have a serious impact on the UK’s food supply.”


“After enjoying a weekend of respite from the sweltering sun, France is set for a new heatwave this week, with forecasters predicting temperatures will rise to a whopping 40C in the south.”


“Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks—the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year’s extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.”


“Two African anticyclones are arriving for a very hot summer. According to meteorologists… Italy will have ten days of record heat.”


“As southern Iraq suffers through a punishing drought, desperate cattle breeders are having to sell off animals to keep others alive. Sattar, 52, has already seen some of his buffalo die of thirst.”


“…temperatures over 50°C have been registered about 111 times in different parts [Iran], especially in Khuzestan province.”


“As many as 537 lives have been claimed by floods and rain, this monsoon season, in six Indian states… Assam alone has seen 200,000 people displaced to relief camps.”


“Incessant rains in India’s Bihar state have opened the floodgates of misery for thousands of villagers — and the capital Patna is no exception. On Sunday, rain water mixed with storm drain water entered the state-run Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna and later flooded the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital as well. Small fish could be seen swimming around as used bandages and syringes floated on the water in the flooded ICU.”


“At least five people have been killed and over 95,000 people have been forced to flee their homes by widespread flooding in seven states and regions [of Myanmar] during the past week, the Disaster Management Department said.”


“Typhoon Jongdari continues to threaten Japan’s southwest with extremely heavy rain and potential landslides as the storm is expected to tarry in the area around Yakushima Island just south of Kyushu, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has said… The typhoon has already injured at least 24 people in Japan after making landfall in Mie Prefecture early on July 29.”


“Over 12 people are reported missing as wildfires continue to engulf northern California. The fires have been fed by high temperatures and low humidity – conditions that are expected to continue for at least another week. Two firefighters have been killed, hundreds of buildings destroyed and thousands of people forced to flee their homes.”


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