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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“There is a “model” which never fails; you can call it informally ModelMax if you wish…and here we are again.

“[As predicted], TOGO, GHANA and BENIN just had their hottest day in climatic history. Hundreds and hundreds of records brutalized all over Africa from North to South.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774523245418414214


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“HISTORIC HEAT WAVE IN AFRICA – 47.7 [117.9F] at Nara MALI It has never been that hot anywhere in Africa this time of the year.

“Also hottest day ever for Nara, MALI. 47.7… 46.2 Mopti monthly; 45.2 San monthly; NIGER; 46.2 Goure all time tied; 39C in Libya; 37C in Tunisia.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774889548444512670


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“The impoverished country of BURKINA FASO is living the worst heat wave in its history.

“Temperatures of 42/45C [113F] daytime for days with nights 30/33C (over 32C TMIN today at Dedougou) with the peak of the heat yet to come. Hardly anybody in the country has access to AC.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774745478665470250


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“Lack of rain and strong sun in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa regions last week could hinder the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.

“The world’s top cocoa producer just started its rainy season, which runs officially from April to mid-November. Rains are usually abundant during this time.”

https://www.xm.com/research/markets/allNews/reuters/lack-of-rain-heat-could-hinder-ivory-coast-cocoa-midcrop-farmers-say-53803343


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“Southern Africa hit by extreme drought, leaving some 20 millions facing hunger.

“The unprecedented drought that has enveloped large parts of southern Africa since late last year has impacted more than 6 million people in Zambia, 3 million of them children, nearly half of Malawi’s population and 30% of Zambia’s, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.” https://archive.fo/VfckU


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“Hailstorm, downpour and flooding wreaks havoc in Saudi Arabia…

“A hailstorm on Sunday morning in Al Namas governorate, part of the Asir region, resulted in significant damage, with a video circulating on social media showing the aftermath of the event. The footage shows numerous cars with their rear and front windows shattered…”

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/watch-hailstorm-downpour-and-flooding-wreaks-havoc-in-saudi-arabia-1.10196955


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“10 dead, 12 injured as rain, hailstorm pummel parts of KP [Pakistan].

“The two-day-long spell of heavy rains coupled with hailstorm, battered parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claiming 10 lives besides 12 other persons were injured in different rain-related incidents, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said.”

https://archive.fo/wip/ey4xz


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“Rain, hail flatten wheat in Malwa region, Punjab.

“The untimely rain and hail have flattened the standing wheat crop across districts in the Malwa region of Punjab. The rain and hail was reported late Friday night till the wee hours on Saturday.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/rain-hail-flatten-wheat-crop-in-malwa-region/articleshow/108909503.cms


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“Brace for six heatwaves in April, record high temps this summer [Madhya Pradesh, India].

“This summer, Madhya Pradesh’s maximum temperature may touch 49 degrees Celsius, surpassing the highest temperature recorded in the past two years at 48.2 degree Celsius in Bhind, forecast the Met department. The all-time maximum in MP stands at 49 degrees.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/brace-for-six-heatwaves-in-april-record-high-temps-this-summer/articleshow/108956551.cms


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“Meghalaya experiences an alarming spike in extreme rainfall due to climate change…

“A recent study conducted by researchers across India, Bangladesh has revealed alarming trends in extreme one-day rainfall events in parts of India and Bangladesh, particularly in the northeastern regions including Meghalaya.”

https://groundreport.in/meghalaya-experiences-an-alarming-spike-in-extreme-rainfall-due-to-climate-change/


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“Five killed and hundreds homeless as ‘mini tornado’ and sudden rain lash eastern India.

“Parts of West Bengal state’s Jalpaiguri district were hit with a “mini tornado” and hailstorm on Sunday night, destroying houses, uprooting trees, and disrupting electricity supply. The storm has left at least 200 people homeless…”

https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/india/india-storm-west-bengal-tornado-deaths-homeless-b2521513.html


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“Giant hailstones weighing 1 kilogram fall from sky in Assam’s Bilasipara…

“Locals in Assam were left surprised when hailstones weighing 1 kilogram descended from the skies in Bilasipara during heavy rains and thunderstorms in the state… Photos of locals holding giant hailstones have gone viral on social media.”

https://www.news9live.com/viral-news/hailstorm-assam-bilasipara-1-kilogram-hailstones-2484348


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“Here’s a brief compilation of the 3/31 overnight extreme downburst in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, China.

“So far 4 fatalities, 10 injuries reported, three of them were sucked out of their room while the entire window and wall were blown away, another one due to the collapsed roof.”

https://www.shine.cn/news/nation/2404014517/


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“Central Tokyo logs 28.1 C [82.6F] on March 31, record-high temperature for March…

“The previous record-high temperature for the central area of the Japanese capital in the month was 25.3 C, logged on March 10, 2013.”

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2024/03/14c550966db3-central-tokyo-logs-277-c-on-sun-record-high-temperature-for-march.html


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“Northern Thailand chokes under severe smog as wildfires rage.

“Massive wildfires raging across northern Thailand have created a severe smog crisis as air quality readings in Chiang Mai province exceeded hazardous levels for more than two consecutive weeks, officials warned Monday.”

https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/thai/northern-thailand-smog-wildfires-04012024131954.html


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“MONSTER HEAT WAVE EAST ASIA.

“Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Philippines – March records pulverized all over with huge margins; insane 39.0C [102.2F] in TAIWAN… Last hour records adds: 41.1 Suphan Buri THAILAND; 40.0 Maubin MYANMAR; 39.7 Dawei MYANMAR; 38.8 Phyarpon MYANMAR; 38.3 San Jose PHILIPPINES.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774350377711759393


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“Australia’s warming climate transforms soil into a carbon emitter.

“Soil, often taken for granted, plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle and climate regulation. It acts as a natural carbon sink, sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. However, new research from Curtin University underscores how rising temperatures threaten to turn Australia’s soil into a net carbon emitter…”

https://www.earth.com/news/australias-warming-climate-transforms-soil-into-a-carbon-emitter/


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“Driest Perth summer on record may have lasting impact on WA’s water supply, experts warn…

“Perth recorded just 21.8 millimetres of rain between October last year and the end of March, the city’s driest six-month stretch since rainfall data was first recorded almost 150 years ago. The data breaks the previous six-month dry spell record of 37mm of rain for Perth between October 1994 and March 1995…”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-01/impact-of-perth-dry-spell-on-wa-water-supply-explained/103646216


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“Rainfall records have been smashed after heavy storms lashed Victoria, with NSW now on high alert for a spate of destructive weather…

“The warning comes after Melbourne was hit by the equivalent of one month’s rain on Monday, while some parts of Victoria recorded rainfall not seen for more than 150 years.”

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/records-fall-like-rain-as-heavy-storms-bring-flooding/ar-BB1kTVTg


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“‘Just diabolical’: European wasp plague devastates crops.

“An infestation of European wasps in parts of Victoria sparked by unseasonably warm and wet conditions has devastated vineyards, beehives and fruit orchards. It comes as the Bureau of Meteorology predicts most of Australia will have higher-than-average temperatures this autumn…”

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/just-diabolical-european-wasp-plague-devastates-crops-20240326-p5ffcu.html


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“Severe drought in Suriname reduces its crop yield.

“The lingering drought has devastated local agriculture in the country’s northern districts of Para and Saramacca, reducing crop yields by more than 25 percent. “Some of them (fruit trees) get very small, but them should be like this (higher) one,” said a plantation manager in Saramacca.”

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2024-03-31/Severe-drought-in-Suriname-reduces-its-crop-yield-1spUY7y4vXq/p.html


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“Record wildfires hit Venezuela during climate-driven Amazon drought…

“Man-made fires that are often set to clear land for agriculture are spreading out of control thanks to high temperatures and low rainfall in northern South America, as well as a lack of prevention planning, researchers say.”

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/record-wildfires-hit-venezuela-during-climate-driven-amazon-drought-2024-04-01/


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“The tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Saba is a little champion of heat records.

“It beat records every month, without a miss: Yesterday 31.3C [88.3F] was its hottest March day on record. Saba Airport has a very stable climate: Since 1970 it has never dropped below 20C.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774811140247175618


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“DOMINICA again! 34.8 [94.6F] today at Canefield Int. Airport is the highest temperature ever recorded in Dominica in April.

“April just started and records heat are falling all over the world and this will get much worse: Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774926764034134240


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“First human case of avian flu in Texas raises alarm. Potential cow-to-cow avian flu transmission in Idaho is worrying pandemic experts…

“A Texas dairy worker has tested positive for the avian flu… The infection, only the second human case of H5N1 ever recorded in the country, is worrying public health experts who for decades have cautioned that avian flu could pose a serious threat.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/01/first-human-avian-flu-case-texas-00149949


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“‘Way, way, way above normal’ rains could set all-time L.A. record as wet weather continues…

“As of Monday morning, downtown Los Angeles had received 52.46 inches of rain in the latest two water years, the second-highest amount in recorded history. The only other two-year October-through-September period — the period for the so-called water year — that saw more rain was from 1888 through 1890…”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-04-01/another-wet-winter-set-record-water-year-second-in-history


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“Around 2,000 travelers were stranded when flash floods split a scenic California highway route during a busy Easter Weekend commute.

“A chunk of Highway 1’s southbound lane broke off near Big Sur and slid into the ocean below, stalling traffic for hours on Saturday afternoon.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13259463/Tourists-stranded-flash-flooding-California-highway-Big-Sur.html


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“Natural disaster declared in Atlanta area as severe drought causes crop failures…

“More than 30 counties in Georgia have been designated as “primary natural disaster areas” by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), in the wake of severe droughts across the state… Crippling droughts have gripped the Peach State in recent weeks, during the growing season.”

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/natural-disaster-declared-atlanta-area-223431240.html


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“Just a single degree of warming will wreak havoc in boreal forests…

“In a revealing study, a stark image emerged: boreal forest landscape, once blanketed in snow, now nearly bare. This was not a distant prediction but an observed reality at the SPRUCE Experiment in Minnesota, where researchers mimicked future climates.”

https://www.earth.com/news/single-degree-temperature-warming-boreal-forests-wreak-havoc/


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“Alberta wildfire season is off to a blazing start, 57 fires burning…

“With the 2024 wildfire season heavily looming over the backs of Canadians after last year’s historic wildfire season, none will be feeling the pressure more than Western Canada. Widespread drought, low snow-pack levels, and warm temperatures have many people fearing for what this season will bring.”

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/alberta-wildfire-season-off-blazing-191036436.html


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“Golf clubs have reported an ‘unprecedented’ level of closures since last October as record rainfall levels flood fairways across the country.

“A survey carried out by the Club Management Association of Ireland on behalf of the Irish Mail on Sunday shows that over the last few months, clubs have had to stay closed anywhere between two and four times more days than previous years.”

https://extra.ie/2024/04/01/news/rainfall-levels-golf-clubs


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“Cornwall farmer warns of ‘disastrous’ harvest over wet weather…

“”We just can’t get the tractors on to the land to care for our crops,” he said. “We are going to have a disastrous harvest if we can’t get the crops sprayed and fertilised. “It is also preventing us from sowing spring crops.””

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-68700379


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“Town [Montmorrilon] Submerged After Heavy Rain Triggers Severe Flooding in Central France.

“Floodwaters partially submerged a town in the Vienne department of west-central France on Saturday, March 30, after heavy rain caused the river to overflow and trigger severe flooding.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/town-submerged-heavy-rain-triggers-180355185.html


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“Drought crisis leads to disastrous olive harvest in Malaga province…

“”Very bad,” is the response you will get from Malaga growers if you ask them about how the 2023-24 olive harvest has been. The negative outlook among olive growers in the province is also reflected in the figures.”

https://www.surinenglish.com/malaga/olive-harvest-malaga-leaves-another-season-with-20240401134617-nt.html


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“THIS IS CRAZY! (NOT April fool’s joke):

“35 [95F] Torregrotta ITALY; 33 Montana BULGARIA; 31.8 Negotin SERBIA; 31.6 Tirana ALBANIA; 31 Focsani ROMANIA; 30.2 Kelebia HUNGARY; 30.2 Bravicea MOLDOVA; 30.1 Osijek CROATIA; 29.3 Mohyliv UKRAINE; 28.5 Vienna AUSTRIA; 27.6 Cerklje SLOVENIA; 27.2 Dudince SLOVAKIA.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774871463520006519


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“This is crazy part 2 – APRIL RECORDS FALLING IN EUROPE despite being 1st:

“Several stations in the Balkans and Central Europe had their warmest night in April: Liesek and Stropkov in Slovakia, Chernivtsi in Ukraine etc. Also Tmax: 30.7 Pescara Italy and Lampedusa Island.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774874630907404603


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“March NATIONAL records broken on March 30 & 31.

“Moldavia 29.7°C [85.5F] Sîngerei; Albania 29.6°C Kuçovë; Croatia 29.0°C Osijek; Belarus 27.2°C Lelchitsy; Poland 26.4°C Tarlów; Lithuania 25.5°C Druskininkai; Latvia 22.8°C Skulte; Estonia 21.3°C Valga.”

https://twitter.com/ThierryGooseBC/status/1774681250894430412


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“29 DEGREES [84.2F] IN UKRAINE: hottest March day in climatic history tied.

“Records destroyed by 3/5C! 27.8 Chernivtsi; 26.8 Ivano Frankvisk; 26.7 Vinnytsia; 26.2 Mohyliv-Podil’S’Kyi and Rivne; 25.2 Kyv… Crazy heat in Northern Russia : up 24C Records broken by 5C in some stations!”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774526439301304791


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“The whole of Ukraine is covered by a powerful sandstorm from the Sahara, meteorologists have warned of health threats…

“Dust from the Sahara reached Ukraine. A heatwave from the western Mediterranean that has brought us abnormally high air temperatures in recent days has captured more dust from the Sahara.”

https://goloskarpat.info/eng/society/660a86252501f/


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“Avalanche of records broken in GREECE during last days of March 2024 as well.

“In HUNGARY 16.6 [61.9F] TMIN Napkor is also a new national record of warmest night in March. Budapest 25.1 yesterday had its warmest March day on record.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1774741507288789321


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“New study reveals warming trend in Türkiye’s all 4 seas…

“Over the past decade alone, the Marmara Sea has heated up by 1.9 degrees Celsius, while the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas have seen increases of 1.3 degrees each. The Black Sea, too, has experienced a rise of 1.2 degrees in the last 10 years.”

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-study-reveals-warming-trend-in-turkiyes-all-4-seas-192049


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“Belgian Farmer Sues Energy Company Over Climate Damages…

“Farmer Hugues Falys has taken legal action against French oil and gas company TotalEnergies, claiming he has suffered professional damage due to the company’s climate disruption.”

https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/business/europe/belgian-farmer-sues-energy-company-over-climate-damages/130186


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“Shell appeal against landmark climate ruling taken to The Hague…

“Lawyers from British firm Clifford Chance will argue that the ruling compelling the oil and gas company to slash its emissions by 45 per cent by 2030, relative to 2019, had no legal basis and overstepped the remit of the judiciary.”

https://www.ft.com/content/ac1623a4-d87a-4ad5-9328-59c09f381a8f


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“Big Banks Are ‘Quiet Quitting’ Their Climate Promises…

“…Judson Berkey, a veteran American banker, said, basically, you regulators are being totally unrealistic about what is the role of a bank in the energy transition. A bank could get to net zero, it could align itself with 1.5. But the only way logically that you can do that is to get rid of most of your clients. At which point it has no business.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-01/big-banks-are-cooling-on-climate-change-promises


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“Black Swan Events May Be Predictable After All…

“2023 was the hottest year ever recorded… Could we have predicted last year’s record temperatures and potentially prepared for the effects of scorching heat, such as crop failure, drought, storms, fires and heat-related human deaths? Yes—although not with historical data.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2024/04/01/black-swan-events-may-be-predictable-after-all/


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“If humanity is obliterated by climate change, how will we even know it’s happened?

“That’s the question being answered by Australian scientists, who are building Earth’s Black Box – a 32-foot-long steel monolith that captures data about our planet.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-13241173/Earths-Black-Box-Tasmania-built-year.html


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“NASA will grow plants including duckweed, cress and brassica in a mini lunar greenhouse when the Artemis III mission returns humans to the moon.

“Lunar Effects on Agricultural Flora, or LEAF, is one of the three experiments that have been chosen to go to the moon in 2026.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-13259545/NASA-grow-plants-MOON-Artemis.html


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