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Record temperatures in India are causing toxic landfills to burst into flames as the country grapples with heatwaves.

“”We are seeing increasing incidents of fires in various places—in jungles, important buildings, and in hospitals—in the past few days,” Modi said in an online conference on Thursday. On top of the sweltering heat, fires have broken out in Delhi’s dump yards, also filling the air with toxic smoke in the world’s most polluted capital.”

https://fortune.com/2022/04/28/record-temperatures-india-causing-toxic-landfills-burst-into-flames-engulf-major-city/


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Gurugram [next to Delhi] records its hottest April day ever.

“With the national Capital region (NCR) reeling under yet another heatwave, Gurugram witnessed its hottest April day ever on record with the mercury climbing up to 45.6 degrees Celsius [114.1F] on Thursday, according to data from the India Meteorological Department.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/gurugram-news/at-45-6-degrees-celsius-gurugram-records-highest-ever-maximum-temperature-for-april-101651171652043.html


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Extreme heatwave in India and Pakistan causes power and water shortages…

“Media reports said power stations were also facing shortages of coal, the main source of electricity in the nation of 1.4 billion people. Many regions also reported falling water supplies that will only worsen until the annual monsoon rains in June and July.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/28/extreme-heatwave-in-india-and-pakistan-causes-power-and-water-shortages


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It is getting hotter on the roof of the world. A rapidly melting Tibetan Plateau spells disaster for people across Asia…

“…the glaciers, snowfields and permanently frozen ground on the ‘roof of the world’ are thawing, making Tibet’s lakes bloat by 58.5 cubic km just in the past 40 years.”

https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/it-is-getting-hotter-on-the-roof-of-the-world/


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SE Asia Heat Wave: On 28th April China rose to 40.1C [104.2F] at Yuanyang in Yunnan.

“In Okinawa (Japan) Hateruma tied its April record of 31.3C [88.3F] again (set yesterday). Terrible humid heat in Bangkok, Thailand with a min temp of 29.9C after a Tmax of 39.2C yesterday with high humidity.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1519624600891629568


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On 29th April Australia returns >40C with 40.1C [104.2F] at Victoria River Downs in the Northern Territory. Temperatures are expected to reach 40C for the next couple of days.

40C is very rare anyway for late April and 41C has never been recorded this late. (40.6C is Australian May record).”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1519937285420167168


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27th April was a historic day in South America with 40.1C [104.2F] at Las Palmas in Paraguay.

“Nearby Filadelfia had extremes of 28.6C/39.9C. Yesterday 39.0C at Las Lomitas, Argentina(record) and 39.1C at Villamontes, Bolivia. Over 34C also at Porto Alegre, Brazil. Unprecedented for late April.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1519414549778243587


Corn and Soybeans Near Record Prices, Push Food Costs Higher. Soybean gains have been driven lately by Brazil’s severe drought and record temperatures, which threaten to shrink the biggest bean grower’s crop.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/corn-and-soybeans-near-record-prices-push-food-costs-higher-11651092056


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Floods devastate an agricultural region of Venezuela.

“Floods caused by heavy rains that affect more than 20,000 people this week in an agricultural region of western Venezuela, keep its inhabitants between anguish and despair over the destruction of crops and their flooded houses.”

https://www.france24.com/es/minuto-a-minuto/20220427-las-inundaciones-arrasan-una-regi%C3%B3n-agropecuaria-de-venezuela


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A total of 102,405 people in Havana currently have problems with water supply due to drought, according to Cuban authorities.

“The figure represents 5% of the residents registered in the capital of the country, who cannot regularly access drinking water “either because they stopped receiving water through pipes and now it arrives in pipe cars…”

https://www.cibercuba.com/noticias/2022-04-27-u208487-e208487-s27061-100-mil-personas-continuan-perjudicadas-sequia-habana


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When the desert runs dry. It’s time to talk about the future of Glen Canyon…

“Under the pressures of overuse and climate change, the fate of the entire Colorado River system is being redetermined in real time, amid what scientists think is the worst drought in over 1,200 years… Now that the reservoir is below 3,525 feet, it has officially crossed the “hydropower buffer”…”

https://www.deseret.com/2022/4/27/23025672/when-the-desert-runs-dry-glen-canyon-drought-water-dam-lake-powell-colorado-river


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New Mexico wildfire burns 166 homes, thousands ready to evacuate.

“The blaze is the largest and most destructive of a dozen wildfires that are burning in the U.S. Southwest. Scientists say the fires are more widespread and have started earlier this year due to climate change. Heaps of metal are all that are left of homes burned along road 94 into Mora…”

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-mexico-wildfire-burns-166-homes-thousands-ready-evacuate-2022-04-29/


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Alaska hit by largest April wildfire in a quarter century…

It is historically uncommon for Alaska to face such a large fire at this time of the spring. But the area around Kewthluk got a below average amount of snowfall over the winter which quickly melted, leaving the tundra open. A lack of rain this spring has further dried it out…”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/wildfire-alaska-april-burning-large-b2067844.html


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Wildfires in US, Canadian boreal forests could release sizable amount of remaining global carbon budget…

“”Wildfires in boreal forests can be especially harmful in terms of the amount of emissions they release into the atmosphere since they store about two-thirds of the world’s forest carbon, most of which is contained in the soil and has accumulated over hundreds or even thousands of years,” said Dr. Phillips.”

https://phys.org/news/2022-04-wildfires-canadian-boreal-forests-sizable.html


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Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021. Fires accounted for more than a third of the world’s tree cover losses last year — the largest share on record

“Unprecedented wildfires raged across Russia in 2021, burning vast swaths of forest, sending smoke as far as the North Pole and unleashing astounding amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/interactive/2022/world-forest-loss-wildfires/


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Firefighters have been battling a significant wildfire in the hills near Kyle of Lochalsh [Scotland] since Wednesday morning.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is using specialist resources including a helicopter to limit the spread of the three miles long blaze at Ersbuig. Images from the blaze have shown large amounts of smoke billowing from the moorland.”

https://www.thenational.scot/news/20100456.kyle-lochalsh-emergency-services-tackle-significant-wildfire/


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The heat wave is still ongoing in West Africa:

Yesterday the island of Bolama in Guinea Bissau rose to 40.0C [104F]. This ties its highest temperature on record.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1519331336485539840


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Floods hit Onitsha, Anambra State in Nigeria on April 27 2022.

“Heavy rainfall caused floods in the city, as drains failed to cope with the volume of water. Markets were closed as produce was washed away. Traffic was stopped, as floods caused roads to close.”

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkrBtmY2vE


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How the climate crisis is changing Greenland’s weather…

“Greenland holds the unenviable record of the lowest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere. In December 1991, near the summit of the Greenland ice sheet, it fell to -69.6C. But with the onset of the climate crisis, summer temperatures in the high 20s are now being recorded; an ominous sign for the future.”

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/apr/28/greenland-changing-weather-climate-crisis


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Diminishing Arctic sea ice has lasting impacts on global climate…

“”Through our study, we demonstrated for the first time that fluctuations in sea ice-air interactions can greatly enlarge or amplify multi-decadal climate variations not only in the Arctic, but also the North Atlantic,” said Dai, a distinguished professor at UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences.”

https://phys.org/news/2022-04-diminishing-arctic-sea-ice-impacts.html


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La Niña could enter rare third straight year. Here’s what that means….

“There is evidence to suggest that La Niña patterns bolster the risk of severe weather across parts of the South and the southern Plains during tornado season… La Niña could also be a concern in the upcoming hurricane season, which is already projected to be above average.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/04/27/la-nina-triple-hurricanes-tornadoes/


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The most devastating hurricanes could double by 2050 in nearly all regions of world, scientists say…

“Researchers also found the wind speeds in these storms could increase by as much as 20%, as well as a tremendous increase in the frequency of category 4 and category 5 storms — by more than 200% in some regions.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/04/27/weather/intense-tropical-cyclones-could-double-climate/index.html


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In the most comprehensive review yet of the risks facing reptiles, scientists find that more than a fifth of all these species are threatened with extinction.

“A new study, published today in Nature, assesses more than 10,000 reptiles around the world — from turtles, snakes and lizards to crocodiles — and warns that we must conserve them to prevent dramatic changes to Earth’s critical ecosystems.”

https://www.conservation.org/blog/study-more-than-a-fifth-of-reptile-species-face-extinction


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Greenhouse gas emissions could trigger a mass extinction of marine life to levels not seen since before the dinosaurs, a new study says…

“If emissions are not curbed, the loss of marine species from global warming and oxygen depletion could mirror the ‘Great Dying’, Earth’s deadliest extinction event, by around 2100, scientists say.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10763691/Greenhouse-gas-emissions-trigger-mass-extinction-marine-life-study-says.html


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