Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

Daily updates on climate change and the global economy.
Stay current with what’s happening around the world with a quick scan of top news.

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Dozens of people have died and millions of homes are underwater following huge floods in north-eastern India and Bangladesh. At least 62 people have died.

In India, Assam state’s disaster management agency said 32 of its 35 districts were underwater as the swollen Brahmaputra River broke its banks, displacing more than three million people.”

https://news.sky.com/story/at-least-59-people-dead-in-bangladesh-and-india-after-floods-leave-millions-stranded-12636586


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Mawsynram And Cherrapunji [Meghalaya, India], The World’s Wettest Places See Record Rainfalls In Past 24 Hours…

“In the past 24 hours on Friday, Mawsynram, the wettest place in India, saw 1003.6 mm [39.5 inches] of precipitation, the highest ever on a day in June… Cherrapunji recorded the third time highest rainfall with 972.0 mm [38.3 inches] of rain in 24 hours.”

https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/mawsynram-and-cherrapunji-the-worlds-wettest-places-see-record-rainfalls-in-past-24-hours-572546.html


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Fujian Songxi [China] has its largest flood in history: the rainstorm warning continues…

“…on June 18, the daily precipitation in Songxi County, Fujian exceeded 225.6 mm [8.9 inches], which greatly refreshed the local daily precipitation record… The water level of Songxi passing through the city rose to 193.98 meters, which was 1.59 meters higher than the highest water level in the local history.”

https://gamingsym.in/fujian-songxi-has-the-largest-flood-in-history-the-rainstorm-warning-continues/


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Heaviest rain in 60 years hits southern China, as experts warn extreme weather will only get worse…

“China recorded average annual rainfall of 672.1 mm last year, which was 6.7% above normal, according to a report released by the National Climate Center in May. The report concluded that China’s weather anomalies were getting worse, especially in terms of rainstorm intensity during the summer months.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/20/world/southern-china-southern-severe-flood-rain-climate-crisis-intl-hnk/index.html


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Dramatic images of tornado tearing through city of Foshan in China’s southern Guangdong province.

“A tornado hit the city of Foshan in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on June 19, 2022. Footage captured the twister as it ripped through Nanhai district in the city of over 9 million people, at around 7.20am.”

https://www.scmp.com/video/china/3182310/tornado-hits-foshan-no-casualties-reported-megacity-southern-chinas-guangdong


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Harsh Heat Wave in Mongolia.

“On 19th June temperatures reached as much as 39.1C [102.4F] at Sainshand (936m above sea level), but nights are also very warm in places. Hanbogd (914m) recorded a Min.temperature of 26.7C after yesterday Max. of 38.3C. These night temperatures are at record level.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1538453023185424384


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Snowy Hydro’s water problem shows how weather is a driver of [Australia’s] energy crisis.

“As Australia’s power crisis began to ramp up early this month, Snowy Hydro was called on to increase production. But the hydro-electric generator remains significantly constrained by a surprising problem — too much water. It’s only one example of how weather extremes have deepened the nation’s man-made power crisis.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-20/snowy-hydro-water-problem-weather-driver-energy-crisis/101158300


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Changes in the jet stream are steering autumn rain away from southeast Australia.

“You wouldn’t know it from the torrential rains that have inundated large parts of New South Wales and Queensland this year, but average late-autumn rainfall over southeast Australia has declined significantly since the 1990s. Less rain in these areas is an expected consequence of global warming.”

https://theconversation.com/changes-in-the-jet-stream-are-steering-autumn-rain-away-from-southeast-australia-184649


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PHOTOS: A dry lagoon in Chile and dead animals show the ravages of climate change…

“The Peñuelas reservoir in central Chile was until 20 years ago the main source of water for Valparaíso… [Now it is] A huge expanse of dry, cracked land is littered with skeletons of fish and animals that died in search of water.”

https://businessinsider.mx/sequia-chile-peces-muertos-evidencian-cambio-climatico_lifestyle/


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More than five hours of rains left serious flooding on roads, establishments, as well as traffic congestion in the city of Cali [Colombia]…

“…as well as flooded roads that caused our men to have to rescue several vehicles that were stranded and trapped on the tracks. There were also falls of trees on the public road and in the ring road stone was found on the road that fell from the mountain, “said Corporal Marco Gómez, coordinator of the Telematics Center of the Firefighters of Cali.”

https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/pacifico/aguacero-dejo-inundaciones-vehiculos-atrapados-y-arboles-caidos-en-cali


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Get ready for triple-digit temperatures again, as massive heat dome engulfs the US.

“The heat wave comes on the heels of another record-breaking heat wave over the last week, which impacted many of the same regions about to be affected by the second wave. From Lincoln, Nebraska, to Fargo, North Dakota, temperatures will reach triple digits by the end of the weekend.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/06/18/weather/record-heat-midwest-southeast-weekend/index.html


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It’s a scorcher! Jersey hits record high as temperatures soar across the islands.

“The temperature at the Maison St. Louis Observatory in Jersey has reached 33.1°C [91.6F], the hottest June day on record since records began at the Observatory in 1894. There is the possibility that the temperature will rise a little further during the next hour.”

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2022-06-17/channel-islands-braced-for-hottest-day-of-the-year-so-far


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France [Normandy]: Kitesurfer killed and several people injured after ‘mini-tornado’ hits beach.

“A kitesurfer has died after he was thrown against a seafront restaurant window during a “mini-tornado” on a beach, according to French media. A strong gust of wind reportedly caused the 31-year-old victim to smash into the building in Villers-sur-Mer…”

https://news.sky.com/story/france-kitesurfer-killed-and-several-people-injured-after-mini-tornado-hits-beach-12637011


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The city of Biarritz experienced an “absolute” temperature record “all months combined” on Saturday, affected like a large part of France, by an unprecedented heat wave…

Biarritz reached 42.9C [109.2F], Saturday at 4 p.m., according to Météo France, which indicated that the previous record of 40.6C dated from August 2003.”

https://www.europe1.fr/societe/meteo-41-degres-a-biarritz-cet-apres-midi-record-absolu-tous-mois-confondus-4118307


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Just an unbelievable day of unprecedented heat across Europe, and it’s only [Sunday] June 19.

Switzerland, Austria, and Poland tied or broke their hottest June temperatures ever recorded. Cottbus, [northeast] Germany, saw its hottest temperature in recorded history, a blistering 39.2C (102.6F).

https://twitter.com/US_Stormwatch/status/1538620925024776192


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Camels trek through Prague to highlight drought and water scarcity.

“Camels began appearing in Prague, Ostrava, and the forests of Beskydy – Radegast’s home in Moravia – on June 17, the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Given the extreme high temperatures across the Czech Republic this weekend, they came at an appropriate time.”

https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/article/camels-trek-through-prague-to-highlight-worldwide-drought


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Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year.

“Residents had to be evacuated after a forest fire blazed through Treuenbrietzen in the south-west of Berlin, as the country joined others seeing rising temperatures earlier in the year than normal.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10931951/More-600-people-evacuated-near-Berlin-forest-fire-spreads.html


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A wildfire raged out of control in central Evia, Greece’s second-largest island, on Saturday with authorities ordering the evacuation of one village, the fire department said.

“About 70 firefighters were battling the blaze on the ground assisted by nine fire dousing planes and four helicopters before the night set in. Evia suffered devastating forest fires last summer that destroyed about a third of its forest cover.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/wildfire-rages-greeces-evia-island-one-village-evacuated-2022-06-18/


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Rain pounds Lagos [Nigeria], houses, roads flooded, property destroyed…

“Roads and houses were flooded and property destroyed in Lagos on Saturday after a downpour which lasted for hours. The rain witnessed in many areas of the state caught many residents and passengers unaware as they ran to shelter stands to avoid being soaked.”

https://punchng.com/rain-pounds-lagos-houses-roads-flooded-property-destroyed/


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Durban water rationing to start on Monday [for 10 to 12 months]…

The city is implementing the system to allow it to start repair work on the pipelines which were damaged during the April floods. City spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela says the water rationing will allow the repair work to take place.”

https://www.ecr.co.za/news/news/durban-water-rationing-start-monday/


The level of Erbil’s underground water has decreased around 500 meters over the past two decades, the Kurdistan Region’s ministry of municipalities and tourism warned on Friday… “In 2022, around 300 wells have gone dry,” the statement read, adding that the general directorate of water will dig 138 wells in order to reduce water crisis.”

https://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/180620221


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In a parched land, Iraqi gazelles dying of hunger.

“Gazelles at an Iraqi wildlife reserve are dropping dead from hunger, making them the latest victims in a country where climate change is compounding hardships after years of war. In little over one month, the slender-horned gazelle population at the Sawa reserve in southern Iraq has plunged from 148 to 87.”

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-parched-iraqi-gazelles-dying-hunger.html


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Middle Eastern cities record highest temperatures in the world…

“Cities in Iraq, Kuwait and Oman topped the list of hottest cities across the world on 18th June, registering temperatures ranging between 49 and 50.4 degrees Celsius.

“The highest temperature, 50.4 degrees Celsius [122.7F], was recorded in the city of Amarah in the Iraqi marshes…”

https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/middle-eastern-cities-record-highest-world-temperatures


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