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21.9 ° C at Eureka, Nunavut, Arctic Canada (79.98 ° N) yesterday July 25, new absolute record for all months at the station

“…beating the 21.4 ° C of June 27, 2020, and also ahead of the 20.9 of July 14, 2009.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/EKMeteo/status/1287365742099398657


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It was hotter today on Svalbard than in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. So much so, that the previous temperature record from 1979 was smashed

“…the temperature soared to 21.7C (71.06F)…”

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/hottest-ever-day-recorded-in-arctic-svalbard/


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Wildfires which have scorched parts of Siberia this summer on the back of a prolonged heatwave wave spread to a remote Russian nature reserve on Saturday.

“The fire has been raging in the forest of the Denezhkin Kamen Nature Reserve for a week… Strong winds and lack of natural water resources for firefighters have exacerbated the spread of the fires at the reserve.”

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/wildfires-hit-siberian-nature-reserve.html


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Rapidly melting Arctic permafrost poses the greatest threat to major Russian energy producers’ infrastructure and financial indicators, according to a new Morgan Stanley report …

““Climate change in permafrost areas, which account for about 60% of Russian territory, leads to the release of large amounts of methane and carbon dioxide, reduces soil stability and creates risks for infrastructure…”

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2020/07/melting-arctic-permafrost-threatens-russian-energy-firms-bottom-line


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Soybeans in Russia embody a trend that’s sweeping the globe: warming weather is pushing crops further toward the poles than they’ve ever grown before. In the U.S., North Dakota has transformed into a major corn grower, and the U.K. has seen a rapid expansion in wine grapes.

““You can see the climate is changing — there’s more warmth and the crops that didn’t grow here before can now be successful,” Bochkovsky said.”

https://vestnikkavkaza.net/articles/Russia%E2%80%99s-permafrost-is-melting-and-its-farmers-are-cashing-in.html


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Rising water temperatures in the Great Lakes, especially in Lakes Erie and Ontario, may sound like good news for swimmers, but the spike is having a big impact on commercial fishing and shoreline erosion.”

Video:

https://news.yahoo.com/growing-concerns-over-record-temperatures-231542184.html


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Lake Tahoe’s not as clean, not as clear, as it used to be when he moved here over two decades ago.

“”The thing that we’re noticing more and more is down on the rocks,” Meunier said. “You’re getting this strange algae on the rocks.””

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/famously-clear-lake-tahoe-has-been-polluted-by-climate-change/


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Hurricane Douglas bore down on Hawaii on Sunday packing torrential rains and damaging winds as it churned just east of the islands in the central Pacific, forecasters said, with one local leader urging residents to be prepared for the worst.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-storm-douglas-hawaii/rare-hawaiian-hurricane-packing-strong-winds-and-rains-approaches-islands-idUKKCN24R0S8


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The number of fires in Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s biggest tropical wetlands, more than doubled in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year

“The sharp increase in fires comes amid domestic and international concern over Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s calls to clear land in order to drive economic development…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/number-of-fires-increases-in-brazils-pantanal-wetlands/2020/07/26/cebb97b0-cf71-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html


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The Sahel region, an arid expanse below the Sahara Desert where Burkina Faso is located, is one of the hardest-hit areas in the world by climate change.

“About 80 percent of the Sahel’s farmland is degraded with temperatures rising 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to the World Economic Forum.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/caught-climate-crisis-armed-violence-burkina-faso-200529144536869.html


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This is the terrifying moment a powerful tornado rips through a British town toppling trees, flattening fences and ripping tiles off roofs.

“The twister touched down in Northampton at around 8pm on Saturday evening as high winds and storms battered the area.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8561475/Amazing-moment-powerful-TORNADO-rips-British-town.html


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Authorities in Portugal put the entire country on a state of alert on Monday due to the high possibility of wildfires.

“High temperatures in recent weeks have left many forested areas bone dry… Temperatures in the shade some inland areas were forecast to reach 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) on Monday.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/portugal-placed-on-wildfire-alert-as-temperatures-climb/2020/07/27/acb673a6-cfe9-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html


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Temperatures are expected to reach 40°C (104F) in southern Italy this week

“”The North African anticyclone will cause a sharp rise in temperatures, especially around midweek, where peaks of 38-40°C are likely to be expected.””

https://www.thelocal.it/20200727/scorching-heatwave-arrives-in-italy-with-temperatures-set-to-hit-40c


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A severe storm hit western Croatia and Zagreb last night at around 9 pm, causing big floods in the center of the capital

“Numerous cars were trapped underwater or entirely submerged, basements and family houses, shops, cafes were also affected.”

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/news/45284-zagreb


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Heavy rains on Friday brought this picturesque city near Makkah in western Saudi Arabia to a standstill, flooding roads and trapping cars, media reports said.

“Online footage showed a number of cars submerged in rain-soaked streets.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Pbp74UeMg


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Heavy rains and flash flooding hit almost all Yemeni provinces in the last couple of days, killing at least 14 people and washing away dozens of houses, local media and local officials said on Sunday.

“The largest death toll was recorded in the western province of Hodeidah, where 13 people died…”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1710456/middle-east


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The monsoon season in Nepal started last month, then took a turn for the worse on Sunday

“Countries across South Asia are suffering some of their worst monsoon rains in years. Weeks of downpours have caused devastating flooding and landslides…”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/south-asia-monsoon-130-people-killed-nepal-floods-200725112334617.html


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“China warned that the worst of the deluges that have led millions to be evacuated may be yet to come, after a third wave of floods formed in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River on Sunday.

“The flood control and flood fighting situation is severe,” China’s water resources ministry said in a statement. “The new peak may appear later.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-27/china-says-worst-of-flooding-still-to-come-as-situation-severe


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The risk of deadly downpours has risen Japan in recent years due to global warming, adding to people’s worries this summer, on top of the new coronavirus pandemic.

“Heavy rains, floods and landslides this month have destroyed more than 1,000 residential buildings, killing at least 78 people across Japan…”

https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Natural-disasters/Climate-change-brings-Japan-more-deadly-downpours


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Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Temperatures in Taipei reached their highest level in recorded history in the city when the mercury hit 39.7 degrees Celsius on Friday afternoon, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

“The previous high in the city was 39.3 degrees recorded on Aug. 8, 2013.”

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202007240019


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