“A damning new UN report published on Sunday warned the world was falling badly behind in the race to avert climate disaster as a result of runaway warming, with the five years ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever…
“The past four years were already the hottest since records began in 1850.”
“The first day of fall will feel more like summer in the East [USA], and the hot weather conditions will persist in the South through much of the week ahead, potentially breaking record highs.
“Temperatures will range from the upper 80s in the Northeast to the lower 90s in the South for the first day of fall on Monday.”
“National Weather Service meteorologist Vince Godon said that Grand Forks and surrounding areas ‘really got slammed’ including golf-ball sized hail along the Canadian border from Pembina, North Dakota, to Roseau, Minnesota.
“The weather service says Goodrich, in north-central North Dakota, received 7.8 inches of rain in 24 hours.”
“It takes just seconds here to be overwhelmed by the stench of death.
“More than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian wiped out entire neighborhoods, East Grand Bahama still looks like a war zone. The carnage is so widespread that even police officers can’t bear to see it.”
“Residents of the arctic town of Longyearbyen in Svalbard have had to change their lives because of dangers from climate change.”
“Hundreds of people held a funeral and paid respects to a Swiss glacier that is disappearing as temperatures climb.
“Pizol glacier in the Glarus Alps, eastern Switzerland, stands at an altitude of about 2,700 meters, and has lost 80-90% of its volume since 2006, leaving behind 26,000 square meters of ice — less than four football fields…”
“Hundreds of fish have washed up on the shores of a lake after drought caused a drop in the water level.
The phenomenon is blamed on high temperatures and a lack of rainfall. UN studies show Greece is one of the main countries under threat of desertification due to climate change.”
“A depression off the Gujarat coast has deepened into a Cyclonic Storm (named ‘Hikka’) early on Monday morning.
“The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says that the westward path of the storm will take it towards Oman…”
“Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were canceled because of Typhoon Tapah, and the storm caused similar disruptions in South Korea as it moved to make landfall Sunday.
“Airlines operating in Japan called off more than 420 domestic flights as of 2 p.m. Sunday due to the typhoon, the national broadcaster NHK reported. More than 390 flights have been canceled in South Korea as 4 p.m. local time, Yonhap reported.”
“Weather officials say the heaviest rainfall in half a century has hit Tsushima City, Nagasaki Prefecture, as severe tropical storm Tapah moves through the region.
“Hourly rainfall of 80 millimeters [3.15 inches] was recorded on Sunday evening in the city, which is an island on the Sea of Japan. City officials say they’ve received reports of flooding from residents, but they are unable to grasp the situation in detail.”
“As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded.”
“A trembling farmer [Queensland, Australia] has choked back tears while describing the devastation the drought has had on his land and livestock.
“Fourth generation Warwick farmer Paul Maher has been left devastated by the worst drought his family property has seen in over 100 years.”
“What was once considered an “extreme” Queensland bushfire season should now be expected every year, firefighters say.
“Queensland has endured an early-season bushfire emergency this month after hot and dry conditions and strong winds fuelled dozens of blazes, which destroyed 17 homes mostly in the state’s south.”
“The blob is back — and no, we aren’t talking about the cult classic horror movie. Although this blob can be quite horrific, especially for our marine life.
“As The Weather Network’s Kelly Sonnenburg describes, the blob is a warmer-than-normal area of water located in the Pacific Ocean just off the west coast of North America and it can be linked to influencing our weather pattern across North America.”
“Surface meltwater draining through the ice and beneath Antarctic glaciers is causing sudden and rapid accelerations in their flow towards the sea, according to new research.
“This is the first time scientists have found that melting on the surface impacts the flow of glaciers in Antarctica.”
“Climate change is accelerating, with carbon dioxide levels increasing, sea levels rising and ice sheets melting faster than ever, experts have warned.
“The warning from the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) forms part of a “united in science” review for a UN climate action summit at which countries are being urged to increase their ambition to tackle emissions.”