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The heat wave that hits Brazil has broken historical temperature records in Mato Grosso do Sul [a midwestern state of Brazil, with thermometers measuring over 44ºC in some areas.

“So far, at least four municipalities have broken their highest records.” [No English source for this so the article is in Portuguese.]

https://epoca.globo.com/brasil/onda-de-calor-cidades-do-ms-batem-recordes-historicos-de-temperatura-24668783


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Forest fires burning in Argentina’s Cordoba province advanced on September 30, encroaching on Villa Carlos Paz, according to local reports. Footage taken in Villa Carlos Paz shows resident forming a bucket line in an attempt so extinguish flames…

The governor of Cordoba Province, Juan Schiaretti, noted that the region was experiencing the driest conditions in the last 65 years.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/residents-form-bucket-line-fight-232208686.html


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California’s relentless fire season is leaving residents stressed, scared and wondering how much more they can take.

“Nearly four million acres have burned across California in 2020 alone and more than 8,000 structures have been damaged or destroyed, according to California fire officials.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/01/us/california-wildfires-zogg-glass-thursday/index.html


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Rent prices continued to plunge across the U.S. last month, with San Francisco leading the decline, according to data from Zumper, a real-estate start-up…

“The wildfires and hazardous air conditions added another incentive and may have “tipped the balance about their medium-term location choices…””

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/01/san-francisco-one-bedroom-rent-dropped-20percent-from-sept-2019-to-2020.html


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The monsoon season came and went without any measurable rain in the Las Vegas Valley, tying a record set more than 75 years ago.

“With only a trace amount of rain between June and September, 2020 tied with the 1944 record for the driest monsoon season since the National Weather Service began recording in 1937.”

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/weather/las-vegas-ties-75-year-old-record-for-driest-monsoon-season-2133984/


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Palm Springs is expected to break its record for most days with triple-digit temperatures during a calendar year on Thursday, and the bad news is the Coachella Valley is not yet done with the heat.

“Thursday will be the city’s 136th day with triple-digit temperatures in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 135 days set in 1958…”

https://eu.desertsun.com/story/weather/2020/09/30/palm-springs-expected-break-its-record-most-100-degree-days-calendar-year/3586844001/?fbclid=IwAR3sVNTvwYRPK1Nc776O6jLN2R6edoRZq2DlX-UayBcVlxhBuAoBppczo5c


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“Colder air may be plunging into the United States this week, but so far in 2020, over 47,000 daily warm records have been tied or set, trouncing the number of cold records.

“Through Sept. 29, NOAA’s Daily Weather Records website showed 19,916 daily record highs… In all, daily warm records outnumbered cold by a ratio of more than 2 to 1.”

https://weather.com/news/climate/news/2020-09-30-us-warm-records-double-cold-records-2020


The historic hurricane season isn’t over yet: The 24th named storm is likely in the next few days.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/01/weather/hurricane-season-continues-gulf-of-mexico-thursday/index.html


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Trees and woods which inspired the likes of Beatrix Potter and John Constable could be lost due to a surge in a disease affecting ash, the National Trust has warned…

This year’s record numbers have been blamed on climate change and the UK having one of the warmest and driest springs on record. The increased temperatures are putting trees under stress and making them more susceptible to the disease, the trust said.”

https://news.sky.com/story/woodland-trees-loved-by-beatrix-potter-to-be-cut-down-due-to-deadly-fungus-12086844


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The summer of 2020 closes a decade marked by heat waves in Spain, increasingly numerous, longer and more intense. In the last ten years, 23 such episodes have been recorded, double the number in any of the previous decades.

“And not only their number has doubled, but also the duration…”

https://thetimeshub.in/heat-waves-have-doubled-in-spain-in-the-last-decade-2/6758/


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At least nine people have died and fourteen more hospitalised after a number of forest fires swept through Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk, according to authorities.

“As many as 120 people have also been evacuated from villages in the area, the emergency services said in a statement on Thursday.”

https://www.euronews.com/2020/10/01/at-least-nine-killed-as-forest-fires-rage-in-eastern-ukraine


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Greek meteorologists say a record heatwave will hit starting next week.

“According to meteorologist Giannis Kallianos, temperatures will reach abnormally high levels for the season in certain areas of the country starting from Sunday.”

https://www.argophilia.com/news/greece-weather-service-predicting-record-october-heat-wave/227316/


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Hottest September seared into Israeli record books… above-average temperatures have persisted throughout most of September, especially during an extreme heatwave that hit the country on September 3…

“Temperatures in Jerusalem have exceeded 31°C (88°F) across a 24-day stretch for the first time since record-keeping began in the capital in 1867.”

https://www.ynetnews.com/environment/article/HypOXwXID


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The death toll from floods in Nigeria has risen to 95, according to local media… Sixteen more people were killed in floods caused by heavy rains in 19 regions of Jigawa state…

“Thousands of people have become homeless and tens of thousands of hectares of cultivated land have been submerged.”

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/death-toll-from-floods-in-nigeria-climbs-to-95/1991514?fbclid=IwAR0YWhrtYd4T6iEnGTd3oarnZ3RPatZ0bCUTVapDikeP8XKB-qwSAxk3pyY


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Record floods in Sudan have affected nearly one third of cultivated land and about 3 million people from agricultural households, worsening already acute levels of food insecurity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Wednesday.

“The floods have added to hardship in Sudan, already struggling with an economic crisis…”

https://in.reuters.com/article/sudan-floods/flooding-devastates-farms-in-parts-of-sudan-un-idINL8N2GR5WM


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Floods to hammer parts of Afghanistan amid heavy rains… ‘The provinces of Kunar, Parwan, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Noorsitan and Laghman will be witnessing flash floods, but Parwan is more in danger,’ said Mohammad Nasim Moradi, head of weather forecast program…

“Tens of people died, while hundreds more lost their houses when flash flooding swept through Parwan province last month.”

https://menafn.com/1100883545/Floods-to-hammer-parts-of-Afghanistan-amid-heavy-rains


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Wild elephants in Sri Lanka have been found with plastic products and non-digestive polythene in their stomachs after eating rubbish at a dump encroaching on their habitat.

“Heartbreaking images of the elephants foraging for food on a refuse facility in Oluvil were captured by Jaffna-based photographer Tharmaplan Tilaxan.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8793727/Sri-Lankan-elephants-eating-garbage-refuse-facility-captured-harrowing-images.html?fbclid=IwAR2RV-7A1r2kvu22UQ7EMwBRaOrWvqZKoc4w0RGdwop891KZO2o5hihZyuY


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The climate crisis is heating up nights faster than days in many parts of the world, according to the first worldwide assessment of how global heating is differently affecting days and nights.

“The findings have “profound consequences” for wildlife and their ability to adapt to the climate emergency…”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/global-heating-warming-up-nights-faster-than-days?fbclid=IwAR2gzzCeMlXLUtVDLevozP05xamLj_r0HllCg5fzBQ9kIZ3abS5eYQEWpIE


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August 2020 was about 2.14°C hotter than the average month recorded on Earth since 1880.

“As confirmed by NASA and NOAA, the months from February to April as well August 2020 were the second-warmest in history. Data from NASA shows the Earth gradually heating up since the late 19th century. Since the year 2000, this trend seems to have accelerated…”

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/earth-global-warming-nasa-natural-disasters


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Dramatic changes in the Arctic suggest climate change could return Earth to Pliocene conditions of 3 million years ago.

“Florida and California’s Central Valley would be under water, and it would be too hot to grow corn and wheat in the Midwest and Great Plains.”

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/dramatic-changes-in-the-arctic-suggest-climate-change-could-return-earth-to-pliocene-conditions-of-3-million-years-ago-11601495655


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Satellite imagery has revealed that two of the fastest-changing glaciers in Antarctica are fracturing and weakening faster than ever—the first step towards the glaciers disintegrating and causing sea levels to rise dramatically…

“Both have distinctly changed in morphology in recent decades along with changing atmospheric and oceanic conditions, with the warming oceans causing ice shelves to melt, thin, and retreat.”

https://phys.org/news/2020-09-worsening-rifts-fractures-antarctica-important.html


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