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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“Indonesia: Thousands evacuated as flash floods, cold lava flow kill 50…

“Several hours of heavy rain caused flooding in two districts of Sumatra island on Saturday. The downpour threatened thousands of inhabitants after ash and large rocks swept in the waters down Mount Merapi, the most active volcano on Sumatra island.

“Cold lava, colloquially known as lahar, is volcanic material such as ash, sand and pebbles carried down a volcano’s slopes by rain.”

https://www.wionews.com/world/indonesia-thousands-evacuated-as-flash-floods-cold-lava-flow-kills-50-721153


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“EXCEPTIONAL HEAT IN INDONESIA – Both biggest cities Jakarta and Surabaya keep beating records every day; 36.6 [97.9F] Jakarta Hottest day ever recorded in May.

“TMIN 28.4 Surabaya Hottest night ever recorded in May. Since June 2023 Indonesia is beating records no-stop, every day.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1789289848014016788


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“RECORD AGAIN IN THE PHILIPPINES: MINIMUM 29.8 [85.6F] Manila Ninoy Aquino AP is HOTTEST NIGHT ever recorded in the Philippines in May tied (29.8 Cuyo was recorded few days ago).

“RECORD IN VIETNAM too: 29.5 MIn Ho Chi Minh City.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1789921017776796131


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“Closed Dam In Vietnam Leading To Dry River Beds In Cambodia.

“Authorities in Vietnam have stopped water flowing from a dam near the Cambodian border for two months, causing water levels in the Sesan River to drop or even run dry, affecting nearly 60 villages downstream in Cambodia, residents told Radio Free Asia.”

https://www.eurasiareview.com/13052024-closed-dam-in-vietnam-leading-to-dry-river-beds-in-cambodia/


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“Cambodia’s famed Kampot pepper withers in scorching heatwave…

“Nurtured for generations in two provinces in southwest Cambodia, the pepper industry survived the genocidal Khmer Rouge and decades of instability, but now faces the threat of extreme weather driven by climate change.”

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/money/other/cambodia-s-famed-kampot-pepper-withers-in-scorching-heatwave/ar-BB1mgZQm


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“China’s $4 Billion Lychee Harvest Devastated by Extreme Weather…

“About half of China’s lychees are grown in the southern province of Guangdong, where the harvest has fallen foul of an unusually warm winter followed by heavy spring rains. As a consequence, prices have jumped.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-05-14/china-s-quintessential-fruit-crop-devastated-by-extreme-weather


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“‘Unbearable’: Will 45C heatwaves affect who India chooses in election?

“Midway through his address to voters in the searing heat of central India late in April, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari fainted and collapsed on stage. When he was revived a few minutes later, Gadkari returned to the podium, blaming the oppressive weather for the bout of unconsciousness.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/5/14/india-election-will-a-forty-five-degree-heat-wave-affect-who-voters-choose


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“At least 14 people were killed and more than 70 injured when a massive billboard collapsed on a gas station in Mumbai during a violent dust storm and heavy rainfall Monday, local officials said.

“Mumbai police said the billboard, which measured about 230 by 164 feet (70 by 50 meters), collapsed at about 4:30 p.m. local time.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/05/14/mumbai-billboard-collapse-hoarding-storm/


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“‘There’s Nothing Left’: Victims Of Devastating Afghan Floods Struggling For Survival…

“”Some people were able to pull themselves from the floods,” Khoda Dad, a resident of Barka district, told Radio Azadi. “But now, everyone is homeless. We need food and also blankets to survive the nights.””

https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-baghlan-floods-humanitarian-crisis/32944567.html


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“Heavy rain in Hatay [Turkey]: Roads inundated.

“The downpour that started at noon in Antakya, where the General Directorate of Meteorology warned of heavy rain, had a negative impact on life. Some container cities were flooded… long vehicle queues formed on the roads turned into lakes by the rain…”

https://www.yenisafak.com/video-galeri/gundem/hatayda-siddetli-yagis-yollar-sel-sularina-teslim-oldu-4620684


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“Saudi Arabian authorities shuttered schools in several regions on Wednesday as flash floods inundated roads, the latest instance of heavy rains disrupting life in the desert Gulf.

“AFPTV footage showed partially submerged cars struggling to drive through standing water in the central region of Qassim, one of the areas hit hardest overnight.”

https://pakobserver.net/torrential-rains-shutter-saudi-schools-flood-roads/


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“Never ending record heat in AFRICA: Up to 48C [118.4F] in SENEGAL again. Monthly record tied at Nioro Du Sahel in MALI with 46.5C.

“More records in SOUTH AFRICA and NAMIBIA. Next days exceptional heat between Tunisia, Libya and Egyptian coast due to ghibili winds. It will be historic.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1790090975974404597


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“African health experts warn of climate change & rising vector-borne diseases…

“Rising temperatures can expand and extend the life cycle of disease-carrying vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks and parasites… climate change is worsening disease patterns, and diseases are emerging in areas where they did not exist before.”

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/african-health-experts-warn-of-climate-change-rising-vector-borne-diseases/


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“Low water levels in [Cyprus] dams as fear of shortage looms…

“Kouris, the island’ biggest dam, is on the brink of drying up since out of a total of 115 million cubic metres it currently stands at only 44.1 million cubic metres, 38.4 percent of its capacity.”

https://cyprus-mail.com/2024/05/13/low-water-levels-in-dams-as-fear-of-shortage-looms/


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“When the water runs dry: Why France is freaking out over a tiny Swiss dam…

“The inconspicuous appearance of the barrier, known as the Seujet Dam, belies its strategic importance to feeding and powering France. Barras calls it Lake Geneva’s robinet, or faucet, allowing Switzerland to turn the flow of the Rhône up — or, more notably, down.”

https://www.politico.eu/article/when-the-water-runs-dry-why-france-is-freaking-out-over-a-tiny-swiss-dam/


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“‘Climate change is here and it kills’: Heat-related deaths rise by 30pc in Europe, says Lancet.

“Researchers tracking the link between climate change and health say the adverse impacts are far-reaching. New diseases are spreading, the hayfever season is starting earlier and even the hours in which it is possible to practise sports are changing.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/climate-change-heat-related-deaths-lancet-report/


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“Record heat in UK in Scotland and Northern Ireland: 3 stations recorded a MINIMUM of 14.5C [58.1F] yesterday: Lossiemouth, Kinloss and Ballypatrick Forest.

“This is their highest minimum temperature ever recorded in May.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1790035800534524076


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“Firefighters have tackled a wildfire near Aberdeen after an extreme warning was issued due to the dry weather.

“The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said three fire engines were called to Brimmond Hill at about 23:20 on Saturday.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx9wzqry20ko


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“Warning of climate change risks to remote St Kilda.

“St Kilda more than 40 miles (64km) west of the Western Isles is home to thousands of sea birds, and also unique sub-species of mouse and wren. A new study suggests rising temperatures, more frequent and severe storms and changes to ocean currents pose the greatest risks to the archipelago.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c19d141wlygo


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“Toronto just matched a weather record that’s been in place for 146 years.

“The 16-day stretch culminating in Mother’s Day on Sunday marked the first time in almost a century and a half that there have been that many consecutive days with daytime highs hitting 14 degrees C occurring before May 13.”

https://www.blogto.com/city/2024/05/toronto-weather-record-april-may/


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“More evacuations ordered as wildfire closes in on Fort Nelson [BC].

“B.C. Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bowinn Ma says fire crews are facing an “extremely challenging” 48 hours ahead with the possibility of “volatile” fire behaviour. Officials warned Monday that winds are likely to continue pushing the Parker Lake fire toward Fort Nelson through the day.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/parker-lake-wildfire-update-may-13-1.7202407


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“Canadian Wildfires Are Threatening The Air In These U.S. Cities—Again.

“Wildfires across western Canada have prompted air quality alerts and evacuations, as parts of the Central U.S. are threatened Monday with unhealthy pollution levels again a year after record-breaking flames enveloped most of the East Coast in smoke.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tylerroush/2024/05/13/canadian-wildfires-are-threatening-the-air-in-these-us-cities-again/


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“Identity crisis: Climate destroying wonders that gave US parks their names…

“… the climate crisis imperils the very symbols of many parks, leaving them facing a future where their names could be cruel ironies. Deep within Montana’s Glacier National Park, the once majestic Grinnell Glacier is now greatly diminished.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-05-identity-crisis-climate-destroying-gave.html


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“The city of Alameda [California] has ordered the University of Washington to halt a controversial marine cloud brightening experiment on the USS Hornet — a decommissioned aircraft carrier — citing health and environmental safety concerns.

“In a May 4 Facebook post, city of Alameda officials wrote that the experiment “was taking place without the City’s knowledge on the deck of the USS Hornet.””

https://www.sfchronicle.com/climate/article/geoengineering-alameda-study-stopped-19453924.php


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“Melon-sized hail puts Texas woman in record books [preliminarily, the Johnson City hail was the second largest ever witnessed in the state].

“Katie Puckett found a melon-sized hail stone in her back yard after severe storms on Friday. She explains how that puts her in the record books.”

https://www.foxweather.com/watch/play-7208e8e82001782


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“Brutal humid heat in FLORIDA with scorching hot days and nights and THI’s up to 110F/43C.

“MIN temperatures up to 83F at Key West NAS, a record hot night for Florida for mid May and 1F from May hottest night for all Florida. Tmin 81F Fort Lauderdale ties the May record.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1790164583283294445


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“Thirsty in paradise: Water crises are a growing problem across the Caribbean islands…

“Caribbean islands are in a water crisis, and their governments have warned that water scarcity may become the new norm. Within the past five years, every island in the region has experienced some sort of water scarcity.”

https://theconversation.com/thirsty-in-paradise-water-crises-are-a-growing-problem-across-the-caribbean-islands-227345


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“MORE RECORD HEAT IN MEXICO: 47.0C [116.6F] Ixcateopan de Tlapa it ties the HIGHEST RELIABLE TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN GUERRERO STATE.

“Hundreds of records are falling allover Mexico every day and it will get worse. A dozen States with more than 46C: absolutely unprecedented.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1789582125697572883


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“RECORD HEAT ALLOVER AMERICAS FROM MEXICO TO BOLIVIA. HOTTEST NIGHT IN NICARAGUA HISTORY Tmin 28.9 [84F] Puerto Cabezas also 28.0 Rivas

“HOTTEST MAY NIGHT IN BELIZE Tmin 29.4 Belize City; May Hottest nights in MEXICO: 29.2 Chetumal and 29.0 Villahermosa.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1790139265231303095


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“Amid ravaging wildfires in Venezuela, experts cite institutional collapse…

“Since the start of the year, Venezuela has been experiencing record-breaking fires… Experts say that a lack of adequate institutions, a collapse of public services and an absence of planning and monitoring strategies have resulted in Venezuela being unable to handle the wildfires.”

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/amid-ravaging-wildfires-in-venezuela-experts-cite-institutional-collapse/


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“More record heat in South America, this time in ARGENTINA.

“La Quiaca at 3459m asl in the Andes rose to a remarkable 25.2C [77.4F] on the 11th, which destroys its previous May heat record of 23.8C. Next days colder in Argentina/Paraguay but always abnormally hot in central Brazil.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1790072921441911120


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“River levels are on the rise again in the flood-stricken Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul after more heavy rains on the weekend.

“The Taquari and Caí rivers have burst their banks and are causing fresh flooding in the interior of the state. More than half a million people have been displaced from their homes and 147 are confirmed to have died in the floods.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c2899kjv7zeo


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“Record again in the Ascension Island [South Atlantic]: With a minimum temperature of 26.8C [80.2F] it had its hottest night ever recorded in May. Previous record was few days ago.

“In few days of May, heat records were broken in 112 countries/territories: never happened anything like this.”

https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1789993457076822154


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“Giant ‘Blobs’ in The Pacific Ocean Finally Have Their Origins Revealed…

“A new study from an international team of researchers, and involving some detailed computer simulations, has linked the blobs to a reduction in aerosol emissions in China – so a policy designed to improve environmental conditions may have also come with negative consequences attached.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/giant-blobs-in-the-pacific-ocean-finally-have-their-origins-revealed


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“‘The Blob’ Is Back: What Warm Ocean Mass Means for Weather, Wildlife…

“Is it unprecedented? Bond: Yeah, certainly. In terms of the magnitude of anomalies in a lot of locations, we haven’t seen anything quite like this. I did a fairly careful study using the data that’s available, going back decades.”

https://www.kqed.org/science/1123047/the-blob-is-back-what-warm-ocean-mass-means-for-weather-wildlife


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“Climate change having ‘terrible impact’ on avocados – as food experts recommend alternative.

“The fruit boomed globally in the 2010s, becoming associated with millennials and expensive brunch menus. But as its popularity grows, productivity in key growing countries is shrinking due to more volatile conditions.”

https://news.sky.com/story/climate-change-having-terrible-impact-on-avocados-as-food-experts-recommend-alternative-13135104


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“Climate change is affecting mental health literally everywhere…

“Farmers who can’t sleep, worrying they’ll lose everything amid increasing drought. Youth struggling with depression over a future that feels hopeless. Indigenous people grief-stricken over devastated ecosystems. For all these people and more, climate change is taking a clear toll on mental health…”

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2024/05/climate-change-is-affecting-mental-health-literally-everywhere/


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“And now “http://350.org” sounds so quaint and innocent.

“The last time NOAA posted a reading at Mauna Loa for CO₂ below 350ppm was October, 1988, at 349.37ppm. We are staring at 430ppm in 2025 and it’s all just so f&%ked. Everything is f&%ked.”

https://twitter.com/EliotJacobson/status/1790166512919331225


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