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The terror of raging wildfires in northern Russia saw desperate Arctic villagers evacuating by boat to escape 35ft flames and choking smoke. ‘Panicking’ residents in remote Svatay fled on the Alazeya River when they feared their settlement would be destroyed.

“The village is 140 miles above the Arctic Circle and has been encircled by fires for weeks, culminating in the exodus when locals felt their lives in danger…

“The unprecedented carnage is seen by many as being a startling consequence of climate change in the extreme north, with smoke from wildfires covering an area of Siberia equivalent to one-third the size of Canada.

“One resident said: ‘We never had this before, this weather and the fires.'”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8606907/Arctic-villagers-flee-raging-wildfires-boats-35ft-flames-encircle-remote-settlement.html


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“…the entire facility, built on a sloping hillside and hidden in a patch of dense trees, started slowly sliding toward the base of 10,000 people working and living below.

In Alaska, it is not only wildlife and native communities that are deeply affected by warming temperatures, but also Cold War-era U.S. military bases.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/impact-of-melting-permafrost-on-three-military-installations-in-alaska/


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“Arizona set a record on Sunday afternoon and it’s not a good one.

The temperature in Phoenix climbed to 110 degrees for the 34th calendar day in 2020, according to the National Weather Service, breaking the record from 2011.

https://ktar.com/story/3477299/phoenix-breaks-record-for-most-days-at-110-plus-degrees/


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“The idea of a cool summer night in D.C. is increasingly a relic of the past.

Washington has now seen 42 days in a row with low temperatures at or above 70 degrees. That six-week-and-growing streak shatters the old record of 35 days that ended on Aug. 8, 2016.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/08/washington-dc-warm-nights/


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July 2020 was record hot for much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

“Sizzling temperatures and sultry humidity baked the Acela corridor for most of the month, with heat indices rising into the triple digits and making conditions all the more unbearable. The entire Lower 48 experienced temperatures near or above normal during July…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/08/northeast-record-hot-july/


New research suggests the strength of the Florida Current, which forms the beginning of the Gulf Stream, has weakened considerably over the last century. The findings, published Friday in the journal Nature Climate Change, corroborate the predictions of several models that suggest the Gulf Stream has slowed over the last several decades.”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/the-florida-current-has-been-weakening-during-the-past-century/article/576116


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35.4c was recorded in Ryde today making the town the hottest place on the Isle of Wight – with Saturday 8th August 2020 possibly the hottest day on the Island ever

“IW Met Service say they believe today was the hottest day on record for the Isle of Wight, beating the previous local record of 34.8c in 2018.”

https://www.islandecho.co.uk/hottest-day-ever-scorching-35-4c-recorded-on-the-isle-of-wight/?fbclid=IwAR1cA-dZucCzhNa-50UECkCoLSaO9QBX3eALsCqEeJ5R0f3J6VuxI2FSuCU


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As France swelters in temperatures of 35-40°C and a red heatwave warning continues for 15 departments, weather experts have confirmed that heatwaves are becoming more frequent due to global warming.

“At the time of writing, forecaster Météo France has maintained a red heatwave warning – the highest and most-severe level – for 15 departments in the north of the country…”

https://www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Heatwaves-in-France-more-frequent-due-to-climate-change-caused-by-humans-say-experts


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Seven people have died, including a baby, as torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads…

“Deputy minister for civil protection Nikos Hardalias, who visited Politika Sunday morning, said more than 13.8in (350mm) of rain fell in six hours.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/10/deaths-baby-floods-rain-sweep-greece-island-evia


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Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead

“More than 160,000 people were forced to leave their homes amid heavy flooding… At least 33,000 displaced people who were sheltering in camps in southern Yemen lost their tents and belongings in the floods.”

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/yemens-rebels-floods-heavy-rains-191442386.html


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Three days of heavy monsoon rains triggering flash floods killed at least 50 people in various parts of Pakistan, as troops with boats rushed to a flood-affected district in the country’s southern Sindh province Sunday to evacuate people to safer places.”

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/asia-pacific/monsoon-floods-kill-at-least-50-across-pakistan


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Mumbai on Sunday surpassed its annual average rainfall of 2,514mm, despite little rain over the weekend.

“Mumbai received 2,526mm rain from June 1 to August 9, with 50 more days for the season to end on September 30.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/mumbai-exceeds-average-annual-rainfall-with-50-more-monsoon-days-to-go/story-0suaIFalW1pvYc13Rxi3VN.html


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At least 43 people, including three children, have died with dozens more feared buried after torrential rains triggered a landslide in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala.

“The landslide swept into a settlement housing workers on a tea plantation in Idukki district late Thursday, when most residents were sleeping. Dozens of houses were destroyed…”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/10/asia/kerala-landslide-deaths-intl-hnk/index.html


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Thousands of Bangladeshis are struggling to make a living, with more than 40 percent of the country submerged in water following the worst floods since 1998, officials said Saturday.

“As of Saturday 41 people had died from the floods, which has affected more than 5.5 million people…”

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1716616/world


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Casualty toll hit a 10-year high from the longest-ever rainy season in South Korea.

“The monsoon stretched to beyond 47 days… Heavy downpours have caused floods and landslides across Korea, killing 31 people and leaving 11 others missing in just over a week until Sunday. Damages are feared to worsen as Typhoon Jangmi arrives southern shores.”

https://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2020&no=818350


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The flooding that walloped Bao’s farm and 13 million more acres of cropland — about the size of West Virginia — is the worst that that China has experienced in years….

“The disaster is bad news for the world’s second-largest economy, which is already in a fragile state because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/08/economy/china-food-economy-flooding-intl-hnk/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0bZ2pY9J9cCuywV9qJzG0HpOCbcLXbJuPjaAGn4b7MZgt6Dwd2l583MdU


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Thirty-three people were injured after a tornado ripped through a tourist site in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Sunday, local authorities said Monday.

“The local government said the extreme weather hit the Swan Lake, Darhan Muminggan Joint Banner, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday…

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-08/10/c_139279018.htm


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Worst flood in decades swamps parts of Australia’s South Coast

“Late on Monday, the area was closing in on 400 millimetres of rain for the event, with conditions forecast to ease. Several other bouts of heavy rain had made the catchments wet, so additional falls largely ended flowing directly into coastal rivers.”

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/worst-flood-in-decades-swamps-parts-of-the-south-coast-20200810-p55kae.html


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The operator of a ship that spilled tonnes of fuel into the ocean off Mauritius, sparking an “environmental emergency”, has apologised.

“Mitsui OSK Lines pledged to do “everything in its power” to aid the disaster in the Indian Ocean, where at least 1,000 tonnes of oil is estimated to have leaked.”

https://news.sky.com/story/mauritius-oil-spill-ship-operator-apologises-after-island-nation-declares-environmental-emergency-12045729


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