Just in case you were in any doubt:
“NOAA’s June global state of the climate report released Thursday found global land and ocean temperatures were 0.95 degrees Celsius above the 20th-century average.
“Four separate analyses, including from NOAA and NASA, found Earth’s warmest June on record was in 2019.
“Earth is on track for one of its warmest years dating to 1880 based on trends from the first six months of 2019.
“Among areas most above average in June were Europe, Siberia, Arctic Canada and Alaska.”
“This was despite a relatively mild June in parts of the U.S.”
“Much of the U.S. is bracing for a scorching heat wave with record-breaking temperatures expected in at least 14 different states. In some areas, the heat has already proven deadly.
“Maryland officials say two people suffered heat-related deaths this week.”
“More than 67 percent of Alaska is either under “abnormally dry” or “moderate drought” conditions as of July 16, 2019. The drought monitor report released on Thursday shows 72 percent of the state’s population is included in those areas…
“Anchorage experienced its driest June on record and so far this month has only seen .07 inches of rain.”
“Vast stretches of Earth’s northern latitudes are on fire right now. Hot weather has engulfed a huge portion of the Arctic, from Alaska to Greenland to Siberia. That’s helped create conditions ripe for wildfires, including some truly massive ones burning in remote parts of the region that are being seen by satellites.”
“…the dry weather registered in 2019 in Andalusia [Spain] has had a massive impact on many parts of the region and has had consequences on the fruit and vegetable production, reducing the harvest forecasts in most provinces… [Andalusia experienced] the driest May ever recorded, and those same dynamics continued in June. With such a beginning of the summer, we can expect the water supply situation to worsen in the coming months.”
“Seven people are missing and 69 people have been rescued from deluges that hit the northwestern province of Düzce [Turkey] on Wednesday night and Thursday. Düzce Gov.
“Zülkif Dağlı said seven people went missing in the village of Esmahanım, while 69 stranded residents of Akçakoca and Cumayeri were rescued.”
“Once a small cluster of houses stood along a gentle stream in Pakistani Kashmir.
“Now only jagged rocks and a few damaged homes remain after torrential rains wreaked havoc on the picturesque mountain village in the Laswa Valley…
“Twenty-three people are missing, presumed dead by officials. Seven others were injured, while 150 houses and businesses were destroyed and about 50 buildings damaged in the seven hamlets spread across Laswa.
“India’s monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, the weather office said, as summer showers turned patchy over the central, western and southern parts of the country, raising concerns over the progress of crop plantings.
“Overall, India has received 16% below average rain since the monsoon season began on June 1.”
“A family in India found a wild tiger “relaxing on a bed” in their house following a deadly monsoon which flooded parts of South Asia this week, according to Indian conservationists.
“In an image released by India’s Wildlife Trust, the massive predator can be seen lounging on a bed in the unnamed family’s home in the village of Harmuti, in the northeastern state of Assam.”
“The first Rohingya refugees could be relocated to an island in the next few months under controversial plans drawn up by the Bangladesh government…
“The proposal has concerned human rights groups and NGOs who are particularly worried about Bhasan Char’s isolation – the island is prone to severe flooding and cyclones and is more than a three hour boat ride from the mainland.”
“Firefighters across the country [China] have rescued 14,165 people and evacuated 44,631 people stranded in floods by 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management Thursday.
“The country has dispatched a total of 28,190 firefighters and 5,822 units of fire fighting trucks and boats in 2,725 rescues…”
“Authorities have issued a typhoon warning for Jeju Island and southern parts of the country on Friday as typhoon Danas barrels toward the Korean Peninsula…
“Up to 700mm [nearly 28 inches] of torrential rain is expected on Jeju and 200-500mm in southern coastal areas and on Mount Jiri, the KMA said.”
“Warming temperatures and changes in ocean circulation and salinity are driving the breakup of ice sheets in Antarctica, but a new study suggests that intense storms may help push the system over the edge.”
“A staggering 2 billion people around the world don’t have enough nutritious food to eat, and climate shocks like drought, heat waves, and extreme rainfall have played a large role in their plight, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.
“At the same time, the world also has an increasing number of people who are becoming obese, showing that our food system is bifurcating at the seams into the have-too-muches and the have-nots.”
“The latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list shows that worldwide some 28,338 species are threatened with extinction due to a combination of habitat loss, unsustainable fishing and hunting.
“That is a 6 per cent increase from 2018, when 26,840 species were threatened.”
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