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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“48.5C [119.3F] today at Kayes, Mali is:

1)WORLD HEAT RECORD FOR EARLY APRIL
2)HOTTEST APRIL DAY IN AFRICAN HISTORY
3)HIGHEST RELIABLE TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN MALI”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1775599897938465026


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“Cocoa Extends Rally to Record as Dry Weather Adds to Supply Woes…

“The lack of moisture — and above-average temperatures — could further weigh on production and has given an “additional boost” to prices, the Hightower Report said in a note.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-02/cocoa-extends-rally-to-record-as-dry-weather-adds-to-supply-woes


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“Zimbabwean president declares state of disaster due to drought.

“Due to poor rains, more than 2.7 million people will not have enough food to put on the table this year, he warned. This season’s grain harvest was expected to bring in just over half of the cereals needed to feed the nation, he said.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/apr/03/zimbabwean-president-declares-state-of-disaster-due-to-drought


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“Historic day in the French Southern Territories: 34.6C [94.3F] today in Juan de Nova Island is the hottest day ever recorded in April in all Territory (which includes several islands).

“46 countries and thousands of stations already broke records in just 3 days in April.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1775578369242853524


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“BENGALURU [India]: The city is currently in the grip of an unprecedented heatwave, with record-breaking daytime temperatures leaving everyone hot and sweaty.

“To add to the misery, the city is experiencing some of its warmest nights on record, with minimum temperatures touching new highs over the past few days.”

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/bengalurus-double-trouble-hot-days-warm-nights/articleshow/109019014.cms


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“Over 2,500 houses, schools, govt buildings damaged in hailstorm in Mizoram [NE India]…

“More than 2,500 houses, schools and government buildings were damaged and a woman was killed in thunderstorm that hit Mizoram in the past three days, officials said on Wednesday.”

https://www.deccanherald.com/india/mizoram/over-2500-houses-schools-govt-buildings-damaged-in-hailstorm-in-mizoram-2963902


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“The deadly deep freeze that has decimated millions of farm animals in Mongolia.

“The sight of dead and dying animals has become tragically familiar in Mongolia this year as the East Asian nation has fallen into the grip of a slow-onset weather disaster known as the “dzud”… Officials say this year’s dzud is the worst in decades. Scientists attribute the catastrophe to a mixture of overgrazing and global climate change.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/mongolia-dzud-deep-freeze-climate-change-livestock-deaths/


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“Compilation of today’s extreme microburst in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province AGAIN! And even stronger than Mar 31st event, heard reports of houses destroyed and fatalities occurred.

“The window of Jiangxi Normal University was blown out!”

https://twitter.com/Ericwang1101/status/1775168150889484628


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“UNBELIEVABLE HEAT IN SE ASIA. 44.4C [111.9F] at Minbu MYANMAR: it has never been that hot so early in SE Asia, and it will get worse.

“43.5 Bagan, 43.3 Magwe; THAILAND 40.2 Hat Yai all time record; 38.9 Sawi monthly record… Not a single day of 2024 Thailand has missed breaking records, not even one.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1775503489969385882


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“Extreme Heat Shuts Philippine Schools, Prompts Remote Classes…

“The closure of some schools and the shift to remote classes due to the heat could hurt learning in a nation still reeling from the pandemic’s impact on students.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-04-02/extreme-heat-shuts-philippine-schools-prompts-remote-classes


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“Cebu City declares water crisis…

“North District City Councilor Joel Garganera authored a resolution declaring a state of calamity in Cebu City’s mountain barangays to facilitate the mobilization of resources and the implementation of critical measures to mitigate the impacts of the crisis.”

https://tribune.net.ph/2024/04/04/cebu-city-declares-water-crisis


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“Australia could soon face a 20-year-long ‘mega-drought’ that sends food prices through the roof…

“Mega-droughts that last more than two decades and are more severe than anything in recent experience could soon hit Australia, according to fresh climate modelling. The droughts are exceptionally severe, long-lasting and widespread and can last decades or even centuries…”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13269643/Australia-20-year-long-mega-drought-food-prices.html


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“Hundreds of animals were rescued after the Black Summer bushfires, but how many actually survived?

“…Intense media coverage often included graphic images of koalas and other marsupials fighting for survival. People everywhere became emotionally invested in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Yet despite the courageous efforts of volunteers, our new research has found wildlife rescue and rehabilitation rates were much lower than expected.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-04-hundreds-animals-black-summer-bushfires.html


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“Dry conditions in parts of the northern Pacific have led to severe water shortages on some islands in the Federated States of Micronesia and Marshall Islands.

“It comes as the US Drought Monitor has upgraded conditions on Wotje in the Marshall Islands and on Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia from severe to extreme.”

https://www.abc.net.au/pacific/programs/pacificbeat/drought-micro/103666694


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“Peru’s capital hit by widespread water crisis.

“One and a half million inhabitants of Lima don’t have access to drinking water… In the heart of the austral summer, Brigida Yana Condori, in her 30s, pauses to wipe sweat from her temples as she climbs the row of stairs to her home in the Villa Maria del Triunfo district on the outskirts of Lima…”

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/environment/article/2024/04/03/peru-in-lima-the-challenge-of-access-to-drinking-water-amidst-climate-change-and-urban-growth_6667220_114.html


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“‘We are losing the Amazon rainforest’: Record number of wildfires in parts of Brazil…

“Even as the year-old government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has brought down the rate of deforestation in Brazil by more than 20 per cent, a hot dry 2023 stressed the trees within the Amazon, which stretches into eight countries.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/amazon-wildfires-brazil-1.7161712


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“RECORD HEAT IN AMERICAS:

“37.7 [99.9F] BELIZE City HOTTEST DAY EVER; 37.8 Lethem HOTTEST APRIL DAY IN GUYANA… APRIL RECORDS: BOLIVIA: 38.9 San Jose; Tmin 26.4 Robore HOTTEST APRIL NIGHT IN BOLIVIA; PARAGUAY 39.0 General Bruguez; 37.8 Asuncion; 37.6 Paraguari; ARGENTINA; 39.0 Las Lomitas tied.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1775680603721236954


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“40.3°C [104.5F] in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica, new April national record! Previous record: 40.0°C in Chacarita in 1987.

“Since June 2023, Costa Rica has broken its national monthly records for June, September, December, January, March and April [and was close in February]!”

https://twitter.com/ThierryGooseBC/status/1775322297676787713


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“Border crisis worsens as Mexico dries out south Texas farmers…

“On Tuesday, primarily Democratic state lawmakers urged U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to enforce the treaty, saying the water shortage wasn’t just devastating the agricultural community but also “in our fast-growing region, development is beginning to slow.””

https://www.thecentersquare.com/texas/article_baee0174-f140-11ee-8bf8-37774216f01e.html


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“Deadly storms and tornadoes leave a path of destruction from Georgia to Illinois…

“At least one person is dead, several are injured and destruction has been reported in multiple states after a powerful storm system spawned tornadoes and damaging storms from the South to the Ohio Valley.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/03/us/power-outages-ohio-valley-storms-tornadoes/index.html


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“Network Rail to spend £2.8bn to cope with effects of climate crisis [UK].

“Network Rail is to spend nearly £3bn to protect the railway from the effects of the climate crisis and extreme weather, as it warned that the country’s network was having to contend with hotter summers and more winter floods.”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2024/apr/03/network-rail-investment-plan-climate-crisis-extreme-weather


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“Bee-Eating Hornets Are Just the Start of the Alien Invasions [UK].

“Last month, something ominous was spotted in Ash, a quaint, peaceful village in south east England — an Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet. These predatory insects, with a voracious appetite for honeybees, are indigenous to southeast Asia.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-04-04/climate-crisis-bee-eating-hornets-are-just-the-start-of-our-alien-invasion-woes


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“Germany logs warmest March on record…

“After the warmest February since measurements began in 1881, March 2024 also set a temperature record in Germany. The average temperature across the country was 7.5C and was therefore 4C above the measured value of the international reference period from 1961 to 1990…”

https://www.thelocal.de/20240402/germany-logs-warmest-march-on-record


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“This is straight up ridiculous.

“On April 1, Austria’s capital Vienna experienced its earliest +28°C [82.4F] temperature since records began in 1872, beating the previous record by a whopping 20 days. Average first date is May 27.”

https://twitter.com/WxNB_/status/1775538855547978023


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“More and more insane heat in Eastern Europe.

28C [82.4F] yesterday in BELARUS, including 26.5c at Minsk, one of its hottest April days in 140+ years ,despite being recorded at the very beginning of the month. 5C+ hotter than anything recorded that early.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1775417955851092411


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“Moscow smashed a daily temperature record on Tuesday, with thermometers in the Russian capital measuring a balmy 23.2 [73.8F] degrees Celsius…

“At the start of the week, temperatures in the Russian capital had already climbed to 20.3 C, the earliest recorded temperature above 20 degrees in Moscow’s history.”

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2024/04/03/record-spring-heat-grips-moscow-a84705


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“Spain on track for warmest first quarter on record…

“Despite the recent rain and snow, the first three months of 2024 were likely Spain’s warmest first quarter since current records began in 1961, national weather office Aemet said Tuesday based on preliminary data.”

https://www.thelocal.es/20240402/spain-on-track-for-warmest-first-quarter-on-record


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“Heatwave Expected to Sweep Across Multiple Provinces in Morocco…

“The heatwave comes on the heels of heavy rainfall which caused floods in a number of cities in Northern Morocco, resulting in rescue operations as people were trapped in their houses.”

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2024/04/361792/heatwave-expected-to-sweep-across-multiple-provinces-in-morocco


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“Breaking News!

March [globally] came in at 1.68°C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial baseline, making it the 10th consecutive month at an all time recorded high, and the 9th consecutive month breaking the Paris limit of 1.5°C.”

https://twitter.com/EliotJacobson/status/1775118948117426364


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“BREAKING.

“The most important graph in the world [by NASA] confirms increased Earth’s Energy Imbalance from aerosol reductions (+0.2 W/m²/decade) and increasing greenhouse gases (+0.34 W/m²/dec) up to 2019! This doesn’t even include 2020 shipping desulphurisation yet!”

https://twitter.com/LeonSimons8/status/1775498391662866820


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“Recent reductions in aerosol emissions have increased Earth’s energy imbalance…

“With most future scenarios showing further rapid reductions of aerosol emissions due to air quality legislation, such emission reductions may continue to strengthen Earth’s energy imbalance, on top of the greenhouse gas contribution. Consequently, we may expect an accelerated surface temperature warming in this decade.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-024-01324-8


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“We need $3.5 trillion a year to combat climate change, says former BP boss…

“Lord Browne of Madingley, who ran the oil giant from 1995 to 2007, said the world was on the cusp of an “energy transformation that will take us from climate crisis into a new era of climate correction”. The amount of money needed to contain the impact of global warming was “huge” but “achievable”, he said…”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/we-need-35-trillion-a-year-to-combat-climate-change-says-former-bp-boss-mq8fj0fvm


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“Warming Is Getting Worse. So They Just Tested a Way to Deflect the Sun.

“A little before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, an engineer named Matthew Gallelli crouched on the deck of a decommissioned aircraft carrier in San Francisco Bay, pulled on a pair of ear protectors, and flipped a switch… It was the first outdoor test in the United States of technology designed to brighten clouds…”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/02/climate/global-warming-clouds-solar-geoengineering.html


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“The EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) warned on Wednesday of a large-scale bird flu pandemic if the virus becomes transmissible between people as humans lack immunity against the virus…

“… these viruses continue to evolve globally, and with the migration of wild birds, new strains carrying potential mutations for mammalian adaptation could be selected, EFSA said.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/lack-immunity-raises-risk-bird-flu-pandemic-efsa-says-2024-04-03/


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“Bird Flu Is Picking its Way Across the Animal Kingdom—and Climate Change Could Be Making it Worse…

“…climate change is shifting the range of some birds during the winter toward the poles, and spring migrations are happening earlier due to warming temperatures. This can increase the chances of something called “virus reassortment,” or the exchange of viral genetic material…”

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042024/todays-climate-bird-flu-migration-disease/


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