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Global warming over the past 150 years has upended more than six millennia of climate cooling, with temperatures spiking to levels that otherwise may not have been seen for 125,000 years

“Scientists at Northern Arizona University, US, made the worrying discovery after analysing data on historical temperatures from sources including ice cores, lake sediments and prehistoric fauna.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8474341/Global-warming-150-years-upended-six-MILLENNIA-climate-cooling-study-says.html


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Confirming the temperature [of 38 decrees Celsius in northeastern Siberia] has been reached on June 17, Roman Vilfand, head of science at Russia’s Hydrometcentre, told a news conference that hotter weather was being recorded in the region because of an increase in anticyclones.

““Specialists assess that this situation will continue,” he said.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-wmo-russia/russia-confirms-record-high-temperature-in-siberian-town-idUKKBN2412SG


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Over 100 individual fires are currently burning this week according to Avialesookhrana, Russia’s aerial forest fire management agency.

“A total of 2.85 million acres were listed as burning currently in Siberia, most in remote areas of the country not able to be reached by ground firefighters.”

https://www.aerialfiremag.com/siberian-fires-continue-to-increase-as-region-swelters-in-record-heatwave/


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“Vehicles drive on a flooded street in Warsaw, Poland, on June 29, 2020.

Heavy downpours have caused flash floods in Warsaw on Monday evening

“…with over 300 cases of flooded cellars, garages, as well as underground stations and tunnels, having been reported.”

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/01/c_139179105.htm


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Northern Britain has been drenched in so much rain that a new 24-hour rainfall record for June was provisionally set at Honister Pass in the Lake District, with 212.8mm between Sunday and Monday morning.

“This beat the previous record, also at Honister Pass, of 208.4mm on June 22, 2012.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/torrential-rain-at-home-and-abroad-8nmxtf8gr


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The likelihood of the UK experiencing deadly 40C temperatures for the first time is “rapidly accelerating” due to the climate crisis, scientists have found…

“The highest temperature recorded in the UK is 38.7C, set in Cambridge in July 2019, while the summer of 2018 was the joint hottest on record. The new analysis found an increasing risk of even higher temperatures.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jun/30/likelihood-of-40c-temperatures-in-uk-is-rapidly-accelerating


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The first half of 2020 was the hottest ever recorded in France, with temperatures 1.8C up on the average…

“January, February and April saw particularly high monthly temperatures, with February 3.6C higher than the average.”

https://www.thelocal.fr/20200701/france-beats-all-time-temperature-record-as-another-scorching-summer-is-forecast


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Spain is set for scorching 40C temperatures starting tomorrow as a blast of hot air sweeps in from the Sahara.

“The Costa del Sol and Malaga are among areas expecting a scorcher – which comes just as Brits head back to newly reopened beaches for the summer holidays.”

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5758668/saharan-heatwave-costa-del-sol-40c-beaches/


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“You don’t have to be an expert to know that southern Ontario is usually the warmer part of the province. However, residents up north will be the ones feeling the heat this week.

A weather anomaly is expected to make northern Ontario weather the hottest in Canada on Tuesday.”

https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/on/toronto/northern-ontario-weather-will-be-the-hottest-in-canada-due-to-a-weather-anomaly


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“Rare” flooding in northwest Saskatchewan has community members concerned they could be cut off from food and other essentials for weeks

““Our road is underwater and breaking up,” said Candyce Paul, incident commander with English River First Nation’s emergency management team.”

https://globalnews.ca/news/7127812/worst-flooding-northwest-saskatchewan-45-years/


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Millions of properties nationwide [USA] are at risk of severe flooding over the next three decades, but their neighborhoods are not included on federal disaster-preparedness maps, according to an analysis released Monday…

“”I do think that this will be a bit of a shock to some folks,” First Street Executive Director Matthew Eby told FOX13.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/flood-threat-weather-first-street-foundation-flooding-map-climate-change-risk-fema-emergency-plan


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“Deforestation and land-clearing practices in Brazil have long been linked to decreases in biodiversity, and increases in temperature, stream flow, fire occurrences and carbon dioxide emissions.

“Now, a new study suggests that the deforestation of the Amazon rain forest could be affecting their corn yields as well.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jordanstrickler/2020/06/30/amazon-deforestation-could-affect-brazilian-crop-yields/#165de4e71a27


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The bodies of 70 penguins have been discovered on two neighbouring beaches in Brazil after apparently getting caught in fishing nets.

“The horrific scene was discovered by the R3 Animal Association on the Santinho and Mocambique beaches in the city of Florianopolis in south-eastern Brazil.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8476043/70-penguins-dead-Brazilian-beaches-getting-caught-fishing-nets-migration.html


Western Australia has had its hottest start to winter on record with Perth enduring its equal-hottest June ever, as a wet end to the month failed to prevent the city from finishing up with below-average rainfall.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-01/wa-records-hottest-start-to-winter-on-record-as-june-dry-warm/12410934


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“Weather officials are warning of possible flooding and torrential rain in wide areas of Japan through Wednesday. Record rainfall is expected in the Tokai region in central Japan

“Weather officials say that in the next 24 hours, as much as 400 millimeters of rain will fall in some parts of the Tokai region. This is roughly equal to the rainfall the region gets on average for the entire month of June.”

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200630_35/


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Several forest fires have broken out and reoccurred in Vietnam’s central provinces over the past few weeks, local media reported

“Extreme heatwaves have hit the country since late May this year…

“…putting northern-central provinces at risk of forest fires.”

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/01/c_139180572.htm


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Kota Belud, known as the “rice bowl” of Sabah [Malaysia], is looking at RM29 million in losses after nearly 7,000 hectares of padi fields were severely damaged by the floods that hit the district following heavy rainfall on Saturday…

“The heavy rainfall on Saturday left 11 districts and 152 villages in Sabah inundated.”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/07/01/sabah-district-suffers-rm29-million-losses-after-padi-crop-destroyed-in-floods/


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Weeks of torrential rain in southern China have left millions of people without homes and caused billions of yuan in economic losses, with environmental groups warning the extreme floods are likely to become more common…

“Videos that circulated on social media showed houses collapsing, cars afloat and crops dying in muddy, flooded fields.”

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/china-worsening-floods-highlight-more-084921272.html


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Videos surfaced on social media showing intense flooding in Hubei Province’s Yichang City, which lies directly below the dam.

“Residents suspected that the flooding was related to an emergency flood discharge from the sluices of the monster dam, something that the Chinese government initially dismissed.”

https://www.zmescience.com/science/china-three-gorges-dam-discharge-0626/


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Just when the region [East Africa] thought the worst of the flooding was over, the weatherman is warning of another bout; only this time, some areas will be spared but dealt another devastating blow: extraordinarily dry spells.”

https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Erratic-weather-historic-dry-spells-and-flooding/4552908-5585816-8k7tr2/index.html


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