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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“HISTORIC – MEXICO CITY just had the hottest day in its climatic history with 34.2C / 93.6F (previous 33.9C in 1998).

“The Observatory of Tacubaya was opened in 1877 and it’s one of the oldest in all Latin America. All highlands are with record heat: 31.6C Toluca tied its monthly record.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1780033187453804994


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“Just incredible! Exceptional MINIMUM 29.4C / 84.9F at David in PANAMA by far the hottest night ever recorded in Panama. Honduras, Costa Rica [three nights in a row] and Panama recorded their highest minimums in history.

“Records are falling by thousands all over Latin America with margins never seen before.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1779232240200826998


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“Wettest April on record as places across Scotland see torrential rain…

“Only halfway through the month and places across Scotland have had their wettest April on record amid astonishing downpours. Most of the country has had 100% of its usual April rainfall – while Edinburgh is among the places that have had more than double the normal levels.”

https://news.stv.tv/scotland/wettest-april-on-record-as-places-across-scotland-see-torrential-rain


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“Months of record-breaking rainfall are having a significant impact on the UK’s supply of fresh vegetables, according to the National Farmers’ Union…

“Vegetable buyer Kevin Green said it had led to an unusually high quantity of produce being shipped and flown in to Hull’s Priory Fruit Market from around the world, including carrots being imported from Israel.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cljdrz025x0o


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“A home security camera caught a possible tornado in the United Kingdom on Monday morning. The wind flipped a camper and peeled roofs off homes.

“The homeowner told local media, Stoke-on-Trent Live, that he had just left for work when his Ring camera alerted him. He looked at the camera’s feed and found his camper on its side.”

https://www.foxweather.com/extreme-weather/freak-wind-flips-camper-tornado-england


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“HISTORIC! 1-2-3 SLOVENIA,CROATIA & BOSNIA; 3 NATIONAL HEAT RECORDS FOR APRIL BROKEN.

“31.8 Metlika (plus 41 more records ! see below); 31.6 Karlovac and Sisak; 30.6 Zagreb AP; 29.5 Ogulin; 33.3 Zenica; 32.1 Bihac; 32.0 Banja Luka; 30.1 Sarajevo.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1779579760500146360


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“Temperature Records Shattered Across Bulgaria.

“A scorching wave of heat has gripped Bulgaria, setting new temperature records across various regions of the country. Varna and Lovech have emerged as hotspots, with thermometers soaring to unprecedented heights, leaving residents sweltering in the unseasonable warmth.”

https://www.novinite.com/articles/225579/Temperature+Records+Shattered+Across+Bulgaria


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“The recent high temperatures experienced across Spain have broken more than 70 temperature records across the peninsula.

“As of early April 2024, Spain has witnessed several periods of unusually high temperatures, shattering numerous longstanding records… Santander experienced a minimum temperature at its city station of 19.9ºC, notably higher by 3.4ºC than the former record from April 2018.”

https://euroweeklynews.com/2024/04/15/spains-april-heat-breaks-over-70-temperature-records/


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“The first major wildfire of the season is already burning in Spain following unseasonably hot weather, forcing 180 people to flee their homes.

“Firefighters are still tackling the blaze, which began on Sunday near Tarbena, around 20 miles from the coastal resort of Benidorm in Valencia, according to Ary News.”

https://metro.co.uk/2024/04/15/first-major-wildfire-2024-raging-near-popular-tourist-destination-20652385/


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“Another record in the past days was in the Western Sahara with El Aioun with 41.7C [107F] beat its April heat record.

“Very remarkable for an oceanic coastal place.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1779288937749479883


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“Record heat rots cocoa beans threatening Ivory Coast agriculture…

“Surrounded by cocoa trees and intense heat, Christian Andre Yapi is forced to admit that the precious beans are no longer growing as they should, a major problem for the world’s leading producer. “The beans are turning black,” and rotting, he tells AFP…”

https://phys.org/news/2024-04-cocoa-beans-threatening-ivory-coast.html


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“A devastating landslide triggered by heavy rainfall struck southwest Congo, claiming the lives of at least 15 individuals and leaving approximately 60 others missing, according to local authorities on Sunday.

“The landslide occurred on Saturday near the port close to the town of Idiofa, with seven survivors located amidst the debris.”

https://www.arise.tv/deadly-landslide-hits-southwest-congo-dozens-missing/


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“KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesperson Siboniso Mngadi says days of heavy rain across the province have caused extensive damage to road infrastructures and property.

“At least five fatalities have been confirmed, with several individuals still unaccounted for following recent floods in the province.”

https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/heavy-rain-causes-extensive-damage-in-kwazulu-natal/


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“Climate crisis pushes Malawi food farmers into starvation.

“In Mujiwa village in Mulanje, on Malawi’s southern border with Mozambique, Bigborn Juwawo’s maize field is littered with rocks dropped by Cyclone Freddy last year. Dry patches of sandy soil dominate the rest of the field.”

https://mg.co.za/africa/2024-04-15-climate-crisis-pushes-malawi-food-farmers-into-starvation/


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“Agalega again!….and again… 35.5C [95.9F] yesterday broke the MAURITIUS national April record again. Also TMIN 27.7 Majunga Hottest April night ever recorded in MADAGASCAR.

“152 countries have broken heat records so far this month in 14 days. It’s beyond any imagination.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1779781714912723363


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“58 killed by 2 weeks of floods in Tanzania.

“The coastal region was hit hardest, with 126,831 people affected, according to the government. Government spokesperson Mobhare Matinyi said on Sunday that essential supplies including food had been distributed to those affected.”

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/58-killed-2-weeks-floods-tanzania-109231584


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“At least 17 dead after flash floods in Oman…

“On Tuesday, the government suspended the work of employees and workers in the public and private sectors in five governorates, including Musandam, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, and Al Dakhiliyah, due to the weather conditions.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/15/middleeast/oman-flash-floods-intl-latam/index.html


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“Pakistan: Lightning and unusually heavy rain kill dozens.

“At least 39 people have been killed in Pakistan after days of unusually heavy rains battered the country’s southwest. Some of those killed were farmers struck by lightning while harvesting wheat, authorities said.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-68823490


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“At least 33 killed in Afghanistan as heavy rains set off flash floods…

“Twenty of the nation’s 34 provinces were lashed by the heavy rains, which followed an unusually dry winter season that has parched terrain and forced farmers to delay planting. Western Farah, Herat, southern Zabul and Kandahar are among the provinces that suffered the most damage, Sayeq said.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/14/dozens-killed-in-afghanistan-as-heavy-rains-set-off-flash-floods


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“Mass evacuations as floods in Russia’s Kurgan region set to peak…

“Authorities in Russia are warning people to evacuate… Tens of thousands have already abandoned their homes… Kurgan Governor Vadim Shumkov said there was almost a “sea” of water approaching the area and fresh rainfall was making the situation worse.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/15/mass-evacuations-as-floods-in-russias-kurgan-region-set-to-peak


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“Nuclear expert fears flooded radioactive dump sites in Siberia can threaten Arctic Ocean.

“Floodwaters in Tomsk region threatens to submerge the river banks in Seversk where highly radioactive liquid waste from the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program for decades were injected into two unprotected underground reservoirs.”

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/nuclear-safety/2024/04/expert-fears-flooded-radioactive-dump-sites-could-leak-river-system-flow


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“CHINESE CLIMATIC HISTORY REWRITTEN. 43.1C [109.6F] today at Yuanyang – it’s the highest temperature ever recorded in China in April.

“Record heat is sweeping all East Asia with over 30C in Koreas.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1779473335929246024


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“Sapporo city [Japan] posts earliest 25°C [77F] day since records began.

“Temperatures in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo — famous for skiing — yesterday passed 25°C at the earliest point of any year on record, a weather agency official said. Sapporo, the main city on the island oAf Hokkaido, hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics…”

https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2024/04/16/2003816507


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“Sea temperatures around Japan hit record high for third year.

“The agency said higher temperatures were particularly noticeable on the eastern coastline of the main island of Honshu, a result of global warming and a shift in the direction of the Black Current… since spring 2023, the Black Current has continued to flow along the coast of the northeastern Tohoku region, rather than traveling eastward.”

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/15216673


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“Fire-fighting resources are being mobilised in Chiang Mai [Thailand] to combat more than 15 forest fires, some of which have been raging for three days, local authorities say…

“Meanwhile, the levels of harmful ultra-fine PM2.5 pollutants in all 25 districts of Chiang Mai were at unsafe levels yesterday morning.”

https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2776514/forest-fires-rage-pm2-5-levels-high


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“Extreme heat is hurting the economy [Philippines].

“Beyond the searing sensation on the skin and the stifling air that weighs heavily on the chest, extreme heat has broader economic implications that affects industries, businesses, and livelihoods.”

https://www.rappler.com/business/extreme-heat-hurting-economy/


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“At least 19 people have died and two more are missing after torrential rains triggered landslides in central Indonesia, officials have said.

“The dead and two survivors were evacuated from two landslide-hit villages in Tana Toraja district, South Sulawesi province on Saturday evening, local disaster agency head Sulaiman Malia said.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-15/at-least-19-dead-indonesia-landslide-tana-toraja-torrential-rain/103707478


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“Ocean heat is driving a global coral bleaching event, and it could be the worst on record.

“Coral reefs around the world are experiencing a mass bleaching event as the climate crisis drives record-breaking ocean heat, two scientific bodies announced Monday — with some experts warning this could become the worst bleaching period in recorded history.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/15/climate/global-coral-reef-mass-bleaching-climate-hnk-intl/index.html


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“How climate change could be driving ‘killer’ cold outbreaks in oceans…

“…even as ocean temperatures climb, extremely cold upwelling events — when strong winds and ocean currents bring pockets of cold water up to the surface, replacing the warm water that was there — are also becoming more frequent and intense, threatening sea life…”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/15/climate/cold-ocean-upwelling-sharks-climate/index.html


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“The Paradox That’s Supercharging Climate Change…

“No good deed goes unpunished—and that includes trying to slow climate change. By cutting greenhouse gas emissions, humanity will spew out fewer planet-cooling aerosols—small particles of pollution that act like tiny umbrellas to bounce some of the sun’s energy back into space.”

https://www.wired.com/story/the-paradox-thats-supercharging-climate-change/


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“Should we reconsider having children due to fears about the climate crisis?

“…We have to do brutal math on what is worth saving and what is worth letting go. I think it’s only through these conversations we get through the five stages of climate grief and reach the end of that, which is acceptance.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/15/health/climate-crisis-parenting-bill-weir-wellness/index.html


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