“At least 12 people were killed in separate incidents after heavy rain led to flooding in several areas of Pune [India]…
“In Baramati, as many as 28,500 people have been evacuated due to heavy water discharge from Nazare Dam… The water level in the dam had already reached to its full capacity last week”
“Bearing the brunt of global warming, Hindu Kush Himalayan region, an area covering high mountains chains of central, south and inner Asia, faces the risk of losing over 60 per cent of its glaciers by 2100, a global climate report said on Wednesday…
“It supports 120 million people directly through irrigation systems, and a total of 1.3 billion indirectly through river basins in India, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.”
“Coastal sea levels around China were 48 millimeters higher last year than the 1993-2011 average, with winter ice floes shrinking and temperatures on the rise, the Ministry of Natural Resources said on Thursday…
“In December last year, average recorded temperatures were 1.7 degrees Celsius higher than normal, and winter ice volumes had also shrunk steadily.”
“A southwestern Japan city on Thursday became the country’s first municipality to declare a “climate emergency,” joining more than 1,000 local governments across the world resolved to tackle climate change…
“The city of Iki in Nagasaki Prefecture said in the declaration that natural disasters and other phenomena caused by global warming pose a “significant threat” and vowed to lower its carbon dioxide emissions.”
“Australia’s military capability could be seriously tested by climate change, according to a speech prepared for Australian Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell.
“Details of the speech emerged as Prime Minister Scott Morrison skipped the United Nations Climate Summit, and Sir David Attenborough sharply criticised Australia’s climate and energy policies.”
“More than 2 million wild animals, including jaguars, pumas and llamas, have perished in weeks of wildfires that devastated huge swaths of Bolivian forest and grassland, environmental experts said Wednesday.
“The fires devastated the Chiquitania tropical savanna in the east of the country.”
“Scenes of animal deaths are repeated in rural Chile communes due to the worst drought the country is facing in half a century.”
“Dung beetles could be heading towards oblivion as pesticides and veterinary medicines poison their daily diet of faeces. The declining numbers of the insect could have wide-reaching catastrophic implications for both the food chain and the wider ecosystem.
“Mexican researchers found the chemicals can alter the growth and development of dung beetles, which can then reduce their ability to function.”
“Wildﬁre season in the Yukon is beginning earlier; the ﬁres are hotter and move faster. Seasonal combustion is natural to the North, but scientists say there’s a reason for the newfound ferocity of northern ﬁres: a warming Arctic.
““I had friends’ homes burn. There was nothing I could do.” – Chad Thomas, firefighter.”
“Strong southwest flow may make the first few days of October feel uncomfortably like July in much of southern Ontario. Temperatures are expected to nudge above the 30ºC mark for many, and humidex values will soar even higher.
“Since many all-time October records in the region are right around, or just above, the 30ºC mark, if the pattern pans out we’ll see a lot of old records — some that have been in place since the 1940s — topple.”
““It is scary – I’m afraid for the future,” says Gitti Titussen, an IT worker and environmental activist [Greenland] fearful of the consequences of rising sea levels and warming oceans.
““We have to tell the world: change is here, it is not some thing in the future or 100 years. It is here. It is happening. We have to do something.””
“We found high concentrations of particles at the [Arctic] sea ice surface, due to the particles’ buoyancy and to the rapid formation of ice crystals, trapping the particles as ice coalesces into a firm ice layer.
“Although microplastics did not affect the sea ice growth rates, distinct changes in sea ice albedo in response to medium and high concentrations of microplastics microcosms.”
“Wholesalers fear that recent flooding in Spain could hit availability of vegetables throughout winter, leading to higher prices and worse quality.
“Heavy storms in south-eastern Spain have caused extensive losses to fruit and vegetable production and severely damaged infrastructure across the region.”
“Angola’s government is delivering basic food such as rice, corn and beans to drought victims, in the face of deteriorating living conditions for many families.
“Television reports showed the efforts of the national executive and local authorities to distribute supplies in affected areas…”
“Extreme weather of the sort that used to ravage coastlines once a century will happen every year by 2050, according to a United Nations report on the likely effects of global warming.
“Sea levels are rising twice as fast as during the 20th century as the melting of the world’s largest reservoirs of ice accelerates, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said.”
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