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6th June was a historic day in the United Arab Emirates. With 51.8C [125.2F] Swiehan tied the record of the highest temperature ever recorded in the country (same like Mezaira on 30 July 2017).

“On 9 January nearby station of Raknah recorded the country’s lowest temperature ever with -2.0C.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1401495338389737474


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Monsoon rains triggered floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka killing at least 16 people and leaving more than a quarter of a million homeless, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said Sunday.

“Heavy downpours in 10 out of the country’s 25 districts since Friday buried most of the victims alive, the DMC said.”

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210606-sri-lanka-floods-mudslides-kill-16


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Thajiwas glacier [India] loses 50 meters in 3 years.

“The Thajiwas glacier in Jammu and Kashmir has receded rapidly in the last few years mostly due to global warming and man-made factors, environmental experts said.”

https://www.greaterkashmir.com/todays-paper/thajiwas-glacier-loses-50-meters-in-3-years


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Black carbon speeding up melting of glaciers, posing water scarcity threat to millions, report finds…

“Black carbon deposits coming from industries, vehicles, and cooking practices aggravate climate change’s adverse impacts to accelerate the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, and the Karakorum…”

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1442349/black-carbon-speeding-up-melting-of-glaciers-posing-water-scarcity-threat-to-millions-report-finds


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Climate Change Researchers Find Thinning Glaciers on Mt. Everest.

“Climate change and plastics pollution, among other negative factors, are affecting the highest point on Earth, Mt. Everest, in increasingly worrying ways, according to recent research.”

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/05/climate-change-researchers-find-thinning-glaciers-on-mt-everest


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On 4 June the Australian territory of Cocos Islands [Indian Ocean] set a new record of highest temperature ever recorded in June with 31.0C [87.8F], beating by 0.1C the previous record set on 5 June 2018.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1401701670535499778


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Plastic waste cleanup needed [Canterbury, NZ] as flooded rivers blanket coast with debris… At the storm’s peak, more than 300 millimetres [12 inches] of rain fell in just two days in the Canterbury high country, flooding rivers, triggering a state of emergency…

“It resulted in a “substantial amount” of debris washing up on beaches and flowing into the sea.”

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/125368104/plastic-waste-cleanup-needed-as-flooded-rivers-blanket-coast-with-debris


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Threat of flooding in coastal Louisiana and Texas after waterlogged spring.

“If you live along the western Gulf of Mexico coast, odds are that this spring had you ready to build an ark. Some parts of Texas and Louisiana have seen more than 2½ feet of rainfall since the start of April, and more is on the way.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/06/05/flooding-texas-louisiana-gulf/


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‘Truly an emergency’: how drought returned to California – and what lies ahead

“Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a drought emergency in 41 of the state’s 58 counties. Meanwhile, temperatures are surging as the region braces for what is expected to be another record-breaking fire season, and scientists are sounding the alarm about the state’s readiness.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/07/california-drought-oregon-west-climate-change


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2 wildfires in Arizona force evacuations and burn tens of thousands of acres.

“Two wildfires burning Sunday in the hills and mountains of eastern Arizona have scorched more than 60,000 acres and prompted evacuation orders for hundreds of people, officials said.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/06/us/arizona-fires-telegraph-mecsca/index.html


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Utah governor urges residents to pray for rain as drought bites… “I’ve already asked all Utahns to conserve water by avoiding long showers, fixing leaky faucets and planting water-wise landscapes,” Spencer Cox said in a video posted to Twitter.

““But I fear those efforts alone won’t be enough to protect us. We need more rain and we need it now. We need some divine intervention.””

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/04/utah-governor-pray-for-rain-drought


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Soaring temperatures in southern Manitoba break 14 weather records, prompt heat warning

The hottest temperature in the province was recorded in Gretna, which hit a high of 41.3 C [106.3F] — beating the previous record for that day of 36 C set in 1988. Emerson broke a much older record. The temp hit 40.6 C on Friday, surpassing the previous record of 36.7 C set on June 4, 1922.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/hot-weather-breaks-records-1.6054926


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Drought sickens baby salmon in Klamath River [Quebec]… According to the Yulock Tribal Fisheries Department, Klamath’s fish have been dying since around May 4.

“At that time, 97% of the juvenile salmon caught by the department’s Hanoi trap were infected Cerato Nova Shasta The parasites are either dead or they will die within a few days. In two weeks, 70% of the young salmon caught in the trap had died.”

https://quebecnewstribune.com/technology/drought-sickens-baby-salmon-in-klamath-river-14190/


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Another scorcher: Hottest June 6 in Syracuse since records started being kept in 1902… This has been a warm, record-setting spring.

“The temperature hit 92 degrees on May 20 — the third-earliest day of the year when Syracuse hit at least 92 since records began in 1902. The previous record for the date was 90 degrees, set in 1962.”

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2021/06/a-scorcher-hottest-june-6-in-syracuse-since-records-started-being-kept-in-1902.html


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Is climate change to blame for increase in tornadoes in Pennsylvania?

“Pennsylvanians have come to expect floods, snow storms, and the occasional hurricane. Now, reports of tornadoes also are on the rise. Some say it’s climate change.”

https://www.theintell.com/story/news/2021/06/07/pennsylvania-tornadoes-increase-global-warming-climate-change/4988943001/


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Shrinking giants: North Atlantic right whales getting tinier.

“One of the giants of the deep is shrinking before our eyes, a new study says. The younger generation of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are on average about three feet (one meter) shorter than whales were 20 years ago, drone and aircraft data show in a study…”

https://www.avpress.com/news/newsline/shrinking-giants-north-atlantic-right-whales-getting-tinier/article_153b023e-c675-11eb-b302-830da2fcdbe1.html


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Wildfire warning after blaze rips through 18 acres of Kyloe woodland in Northumberland, UK. Northumberland County Council bosses are warning people to be extra careful with cigarettes, extinguishing BBQs and not starting fires during the hot weather.

“It comes after 71,000 m2, which is around 18 acres, of woodland was destroyed at Kyloe Woods in Northumberland during a wildfire.”

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/wildfire-warning-after-blaze-rips-20753292


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Shocking images of the flood in Reims [France], “Two months of rain” fell in a few minutes

“this deluge required “a very strong mobilization of firefighters” with a hundred interventions between 2:45 pm and 4:15 pm. Streets were “totally blocked”, light vehicles “trapped”, basements flooded…”

https://www.lindependant.fr/2021/06/05/les-images-impressionnantes-du-deluge-a-reims-deux-mois-de-pluie-tombes-en-quelques-minutes-9587759.php


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Roads were flooded, underpasses filled with muddy waters and waterways broke their banks as heavy rain battered parts of Germany on Saturday.

“Firefighters responded to hundreds of incidents as the adverse weather, which has struck the country over the past few days, caused major flooding in some regions.”

https://www.euronews.com/2021/06/06/heavy-rainstorms-cause-flooding-in-western-saxony


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Turkey plagued by largest outbreak of ‘sea snot’ on record as mucus hits Sea of Marmara coastline

“Experts blame pollution from household waste, the neighbouring Black Sea and Danube River, as well as higher-than-usual water temperatures caused by climate change.”

https://news.sky.com/story/turkey-plagued-by-largest-outbreak-of-sea-snot-on-record-as-mucus-hits-sea-of-marmara-coastline-12325258


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UN says floods in Somalia effected 400,000 people

“UN has said recent torrential rains in Somalia have affected 400,000 people in Middle Shabelle region weeks after heavy downpour in the capital killed more than ten children.”

https://hornobserver.com/articles/1028/UN-says-floods-in-Somalia-effected-400-000-people


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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday warned swarms of desert locusts are expected to descend on parts of Ethiopia and Somalia.

““Despite an earlier decline, the current upsurge prevails in the Horn of Africa where good rains allowed breeding to continue with hatching and more hopper bands forming in eastern Ethiopia and northern Somalia,” said the latest FAO report.”

https://www.pmldaily.com/africa/2021/06/fao-warns-renewed-desert-locust-infestation-in-ethiopia-somalia.html


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170 firefighters and a Be-200 amphibious place are on way from Khabarovsk to Yakutia [Siberia] to help fight wildfires.

“Video below shows local firefighters trying their best with a wildfire by the village of Nyurbachaan, north-west of Yakutsk.”

https://twitter.com/siberian_times/status/1401100093479026693


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Caught on Drone Footage: Arctic Ice Near Isolated City is Starting to Crack Abnormally

“A footage of the thawing Yenisey River in the town of Dudinka, Russia was captured by a drone footage over the last weekend of May showing Arctic ice over the river cracking a month earlier than normal and forming bizarre figures along the river bank.”

https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/46312/20210605/arctic-ice-drone-footage-cracking-russian-city.htm


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The world’s soils, which provide 95% of humanity’s food, are “under great pressure”, according to a UN report on soil pollution.

“Soils are also the largest active store of carbon, after the oceans, and therefore crucial in fighting the climate crisis. But the report said industrial pollution, mining, farming and poor waste management are poisoning soils…”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/04/soils-great-pressure-un-pollution-report-food-farming-mining


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We are running out of time to reach deal to save natural world, says UN talks chair.

“The world is running out of time to reach an ambitious deal to stem the destruction of the natural world, the co-chair of negotiations for a crucial UN wildlife summit has warned, amid fears of a third delay to the talks.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/07/age-of-extinction-running-out-of-time-to-reach-deal-to-save-natural-world-says-un-talks-chair


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