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Siberia up to 20C [36F] warmer than usual with huge temperature anomalies. Confused plants bloom in Sayano-Shushenskiy reserve in Central Siberia; strawberries ripen in the Far East of Russia.”

“”This is an amazing situation,” says the scientific director of Russia’s Hydrometeorological Center, Roman Vilfand.”

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/siberia-up-to-20c-warmer-than-normal-with-huge-temperature-anomalies-predicts-weather-expert/


In October 2021, the Arctic was +4.03°C [7.3F] warmer than the average October of 1951-1980.”

https://twitter.com/anttilip/status/1457355649185112074


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A critical situation might be in the making on the Northern Sea RouteMore than 20 vessels are either stuck or struggling to make it through increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route

The complicated shipping conditions come despite the extraordinary warm weather of October… there have been strong winds in the region.”

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2021/11/critical-situation-might-be-making-northern-sea-route


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Sewage dumped in [UK] rivers for months on end.

“Untreated sewage is being spilled into rivers for months on end from emergency outlets that are only supposed to be used in severe storm conditions, an analysis for The Times has shown.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sewage-dumped-in-rivers-for-months-on-end-sg2rgvdvc


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Germany suffers record $33.8 billion damage from July floods.

“The German government has estimated a record €29.2 billion ($33.8 billion) in damage from the heavy rains and floods that struck Germany in July, Trend reported citing TASS.”

https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20211108/STORY/912345781/Germany-suffers-record-$338-billion-damage-from-July-floods


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A Farmer from Trnovo [Bosnia] lost more than 120 Sheep in the Floods.

Even the older residents of the Municipality of Trnovo pointed out that they do not remember such floods and that the material damage to the facilities is huge, while the rehabilitation will take months… The Sarajevo settlement of Rajlovac is still flooded after heavy rains from the past days.”

https://sarajevotimes.com/a-farmer-from-trnovo-lost-more-than-120-sheep-in-the-floods/


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Baixo Alentejo and Algarve [Portugal] in severe drought…

“In addition to the drought index, the IPMA Climatological Bulletin indicates that the month of October, in mainland Portugal, was classified as very hot and dry in relation to air temperature and normal in relation to precipitation.”

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-11-08/baixo-alentejo-and-algarve-in-severe-drought/63407


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7th November was the hottest November day on record in Cyprus with 33.4C [92.1F] at Astromeritis and Pentacomo.

“Hot also in Israel with 36C, Turkey 32C, Albania with 30.0C at Kucove…

and a monthly record at Rome Ciampino AP in Italy with 26.1C.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1457413359595409421


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Heatwave hits Zimbabwe… Members of the public have been urged to stay indoors and hydrated…

“In the past days, many areas in Zimbabwe have been recording high temperatures, with the highest being Beitbridge at 45 [113F] degrees Celsius.”

http://www.newsdzezimbabwe.co.uk/2021/11/heatwave-hits-zim.html


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Videos: Massive sandstorm in Dubai; heavy rains, hail in some parts of UAE.

“The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a code orange dust storm alert for Dubai and surrounding areas. This code warns residents to be prepared for hazardous weather events and to comply with “advice issued by the authorities”.”

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/weather/videos-massive-sandstorm-in-dubai-heavy-rains-hail-in-some-parts-of-uae


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Extreme hotspot: What 60C means for the Middle East…

“The repercussions throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region would be devastating including chronic water shortages, the inability to grow food because of extreme weather and resulting drought, and a surge in heat-related deaths and health problems.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/8/climate-hotspot-what-60c-means-for-the-middle-east


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World’s Worst Air Pollution Blankets India’s Capital in Smog.

“Toxic air shrouded India’s capital for a fourth consecutive day, making it the most polluted city across the planet and underscoring the risks faced by the nation highlighted at the ongoing global climate talks.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-08/world-s-worst-air-pollution-blankets-india-s-capital-in-smog


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After Wettest October on Record, Kerala Continues to Remain Rainy…

“Following a drier-than-normal monsoon season filled with floods, landslides and other rain-related disasters, the South Indian state began its post-monsoon period with a bang, by witnessing the wettest October in its recorded history.”

https://weather.com/en-IN/india/news/news/2021-11-08-after-rainiest-october-on-record-kerala-wet-november-continues


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Chennai comes to a standstill as heavy rains flood city…

“Local media showed footage of cars submerged under water, uprooted trees and people being rescued on rubber boats in various parts of Chennai, the largest city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and often called ‘India’s Detroit’ due to its large car-making industry.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/07/india/chennai-india-rain-flood-intl-hnk/index.html


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“Nine people are dead and two others missing after floods in Sri Lanka and parts of southern India caused by more than a week of pounding rains.

“Nearly half of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been hit by the deluge, with the worst affected areas in and around the island’s tea-growing Central Highlands.”

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211108-9-dead-after-floods-in-sri-lanka-southern-india


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China staring at deadly floods, heatwaves and pestilence as climate change hits home, study finds.

“Climate change, the deadly impact of which is rising across China, poses bigger global public health threat than Covid-19, warns The Lancet Public Health report.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3155303/china-staring-deadly-floods-heatwaves-and-pestilence-climate


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Blackouts, widespread damage as second hailstorm in two weeks hits Riverland [South Australia].

“Homeowners, growers and business operators are again counting the cost after a hail storm smashed the Riverland and Murray Mallee regions for the second time in just over a week.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-08/second-storm-in-two-weeks-hits-riverland/100603340


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Koalas are dying from chlamydia, and climate change is making it worse.

“For koalas, uncontrolled chlamydia can cause blindness and painful cysts in a animal’s reproductive tract that may lead to infertility or even death. Worse still, antibiotics used to treat the disease can destroy the delicate gut flora koalas need to consume their staple diet of eucalyptus leaves…”

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/06/australia/australia-koala-chlamydia-intl-dst-hnk/index.html


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Chile’s desert dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers…

“A mountain of discarded clothing, including Christmas sweaters and ski boots, cuts a strange sight in Chile’s Atacama, the driest desert in the world, which is increasingly suffering from pollution created by fast fashion.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/11/8/chiles-desert-dumping-ground-for-fast-fashion-leftovers


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Droughts, heat waves affect the Chilean capital.

Central Chile is experiencing a historic lack of rainfall and the capital, Santiago, has not escaped this reality. In the context of the current climate crisis, experts are watching with concern…”

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-11-08/Droughts-heat-waves-affect-the-Chilean-capital-151Iu5Tlb8Y/index.html


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October’s torrential rains brought some drought relief, but California’s big picture still bleak.

“… the moisture did little to move the dial on the bigger drought barometer; the majority of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-08/california-storms-brought-only-short-term-drought-relief


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Denver saw a record heat day on Saturday at 80 degrees, and was just one degree off from the record on Sunday at 78 degrees…

Denver has surpassed or tied 10 record heat days in 2021… although individual days of heat are not an indication of a changing climate, the pattern is becoming clearer.”

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/denver-sees-record-heat-over-weekend


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Unseasonably warm fall another hit for drought-stricken Manitoba farmers…

“Producers have just come out of a hot and dry summer and are hoping for rain and snow to build up soil moisture for the next growing season, but that hasn’t happened yet.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/low-water-levels-drought-manitoba-farmers-1.6240618


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‘Ultra-rare’ November tornado hits Vancouver, B.C., damage reported.

” Witnesses in Vancouver, B.C., captured video and photos of a tornado over the Strait of Georgia Saturday that reportedly came ashore and caused minor tree damage at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and immediate vicinity.”

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/ultra-rare-november-tornado-hits-vancouver-british-columbia-damage-reported


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2021 was a bad year for glaciers in western North America — and it’s about to get much worse…

“…, glacier mass loss over the past two decades in western North America has accelerated, with losses in the past decade that were four times greater than the decade before.”

https://theconversation.com/2021-was-a-bad-year-for-glaciers-in-western-north-america-and-its-about-to-get-much-worse-170847


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Climate change: Will this vast Antarctic ice sheet reach tipping point?

“Kiwi scientists are preparing to drill deep into the Antarctic ocean floor, to reveal whether a vast ice sheet [the Ross Ice Shelf] storing several metres of equivalent sea level rise is at risk of reaching tipping point.”

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/climate-change-will-this-vast-antarctic-ice-sheet-reach-tipping-point/UY2GIWCERYFVR4ZF6JQHZXOHQM/


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Global temperatures: third warmest October on record… after 2015 and 2019, according to the monthly update from the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

“Northern Canada, Russia and East Antarctica were much warmer than average.”

https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/192713/global-temperatures-third-warmest-october-on-record/


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Increased demand for PPE has put pressure on an already out-of-control global problem, report finds

Plastic waste from the Covid-19 pandemic weighing 25,900 tonnes, equivalent to more than 2,000 double decker buses, has leaked into the ocean, research has revealed.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/08/about-26000-tonnes-of-plastic-covid-waste-pollutes-worlds-oceans-study


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