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New data from NOAA indicates that the first half of 2020, which is the period from January through June, was the second warmest on record globally. Records go back to 1880.

“According to the report, the globe averaged about 2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for the period.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/climatechange/second-warmest-first-half-of-a-year-on-record-globally/784607


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Sea ice extent reaches historical low in July: The sea ice retreat has been especially pronounced off the Siberian coast, leading to a virtually ice-free Northeast Passage by mid-July along nearly all of Russia’s Arctic coastline from the Bering Sea in the east to the Barents Sea in the west, researchers said…

“Since the beginning of July, a high-pressure cell has settled over the East Siberian and Chukchi Seas, accompanied by unusually warm temperatures – up to 10 C above average – over the Central Arctic.”

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2020/07/sea-ice-extent-arctic-reaches-historical-low-july


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“Known to locals as the “gateway to the underworld,” Batagay is the largest thaw slump on the planet.

“Once just a gully on a slope logged in the 1960s, the scar has expanded year by year, as the permafrost thaws and meltwater carries off the sediment. Now more than 900 meters wide, it epitomizes the vulnerability of permafrost in the Arctic…”

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/siberia-s-gateway-underworld-grows-record-heat-wave-thaws-permafrost


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Scientists, emergency managers and Juneau [Alaska] residents are bracing for an event at the Mendenhall Glacier that could flood a nearby lake and river again. The now-yearly phenomenon is caused by climate change.

“The important vocabulary word for this story is jökulhlaup… an Icelandic word for a glacial dam release or flood.”

https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/07/28/a-glacial-dam-near-juneau-could-burst-any-time/


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In our analysis, we find more than US 800 Superfund sites would be at risk of extreme flooding under low rates of sea level rise within the next 20 years.

“These extreme floods could pose risks to ongoing remediation activities, lead to recontamination of areas considered clean, and affect the health of people living near these facilities “

https://blog.ucsusa.org/jacob-carter/extreme-floods-and-superfund-sites-a-pending-disaster-for-underserved-communities


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The National Weather Service said the city of Portland had its warmest night on record Monday… 

“The NWS said the previous record was 76 degrees set on July 22, 2011 and again on July 21, 2019.”

https://www.wmtw.com/article/portland-has-warmest-night-on-record-national-weather-service-says/33443811


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As predicted yesterday:

On Tuesday, Washington, D.C., notched its 26th day hitting at least 90 degrees, topping the previous record for the most such days in a month.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/27/washington-dc-july-record-heat/


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“It hasn’t been your imagination: July has been a very wet month.

Vero Beach already set a rainfall record for the month, according to the National Weather Service, Melbourne…

“Through July 27, Vero Beach saw 14.29 inches of rain, breaking the record of 13.72 inches for the entire month set in 2007.”

https://eu.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/florida/2020/07/28/vero-beach-sets-record-rainfall-july/5524763002/


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Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands along with the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles are under tropical storm advisories. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has who will be impacted the worst from the latest tropical system.”

Video:

https://edition.cnn.com/videos/weather/2020/07/29/daily-weather-forecast-tropical-cyclone-storm-depression-hurricane-isaias-severe-heat-wave-hot.cnn


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“…the Amazon’s short-eared dog will likely suffer severe habitat loss from deforestation.

“Forest loss will affect an estimated 40% of its habitat in non-protected areas, and more than 60% within some interfluves, or specific regions between rivers.”

https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/for-the-amazons-only-wild-dog-deforestation-is-a-very-real-threat/


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Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food-insecure as a result of drought, floods and the impact of coronavirus, the region’s bloc said.

“The tally has risen almost 10 percent over last year, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said in a report on Tuesday.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/45-million-people-food-insecure-southern-africa-200728135258919.html


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Massive floods will sweep through many parts of Nigeria between September and October, a Federal Government agency warned on Tuesday.

“The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agencywhich gave the red alert, advised residents of flood-prone areas to begin relocation because heavy rains will precipitate the flooding leading to destruction of property and likely loss of lives.”

https://thenationonlineng.net/massive-floods-coming-to-lagos-others-agency-warns/


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Moroccan farmer Hamid had pinned his hopes on selling his sheep for the Eid al-Adha feast, to make up for a year of drought and the economic paralysis linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“But snap domestic travel restrictions imposed by the North African country’s authorities onSunday after a surge in new infections has cast a pall over trade…”

https://news.yahoo.com/hit-virus-drought-rural-moroccans-tighten-belts-eid-065236440.html


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“The week got off to a blazing start in Baghdad, Iraq, with a temperature reading of 50.6 C (123.1 F) on Monday. But on Tuesday, the temperature climbed even higher.

According to preliminary reports from the area, the temperature in Baghdad reached 51.7 C (125 F) in the afternoon, surpassing the all-time record high temperature of 51.2 C (124 F) for the city.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/temperature-soars-124-ancient-desert-204217413.html


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Already contending with shocking levels of famine and a burgeoning coronavirus crisis, war-torn Yemen’s woes are being compounded by the likely effects of climate breakdown

“…exceptionally heavy rainfall and flooding have killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes…”

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/yemen-flooding-rain-climate-change-coronavirus-cyclones-famine-a9642991.html


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Mumbai surpassed its July 2014 record (1,468.5mm) for the all-time high monthly rainfall on Tuesday with intermittent intense rain spells taking the monthly rain tally to 1,474.3 mm from July 1 to July 28 5.30pm…

“…the city had surpassed its July average rain target of 840 mm in the first 15 days…

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-records-its-wettest-july-breaks-all-time-high-monthly-rain-record/story-9HrxP2n7JHZoxdj75zU4FI.html


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Despite the purported “flood reduction” effects of the Three Gorges Dam downstream, Chongqing was hit by the crest of a massive flood on Monday (July 27), inundating parts of the megacity, as well as other nearby municipalities…

“This latest flood is the largest yet seen this year by the Three Gorges Dam. The Yangtze River Basin is now entering what is normally the period of heaviest rains…”

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3975669


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Japan’s land ministry says the Mogami River in Yamagata Prefecture has overflowed its banks late Tuesday due to record rainfall in the country’s northeastern part. The ministry is calling on residents to be on the highest alert.

“Weather officials say more than 200 millimeters of torrential rain was recorded… At least 15 rivers in the prefecture overflowed at one point.”

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200729_04/


Torrential rain and floods hit countries around the world.”

Pictures:

https://www.straitstimes.com/multimedia/photos/in-pictures-torrential-rain-and-floods-hit-countries-around-the-world


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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has issued a severe drought warning for southern Laos, northeast Cambodia and the Central Highlands of Vietnam amid low rainfall

“The drought is being felt along the length and breadth of the Mekong Delta… Rainfall for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) in May and June was about 70 percent lower than a year ago when the region was already in drought.”

https://english.cambodiadaily.com/environment/severe-drought-warning-for-laos-cambodia-and-vietnam-167281/


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Nearly 3 billion animals were affected by Australia’s worst wildfire season that burned from last July through March, scientists announced Tuesday — a figure almost three times higher than original estimates

“”This ranks as one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history,” Dermot O’Gorman, the organization’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/australian-wildfires-declared-among-worst-wildlife-disasters-modern-history-n1235071


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