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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“Billions of people endured an extra month of extreme heat in the past year…

“…extreme heat waves have become a truly global phenomenon. In the last 12 months, 76 extreme heat waves were registered in 90 different countries, spanning every continent except Antarctica.”

https://www.earth.com/news/billions-of-people-endured-an-extra-month-of-extreme-heat-in-the-past-year/


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“Heatwaves increase rates of preterm births, which can lead to poorer health outcomes for babies and impact their long-term health, a new study found.

“Black and Hispanic mothers, as well as those in lower socioeconomic groups, are particularly at risk of delivering early following heat waves.”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/may/29/heat-waves-preterm-births-babies-study


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“Zombie fires in the Arctic smoulder underground and refuse to die – what’s causing them?

“… atmospheric temperature is not actually the key critical factor for zombie fires. Rather, it is the rate of atmospheric warming that triggers long burns of underground peat… As the climate warms, the weather is becoming more extreme, and these are precisely the conditions that can lead to more and more zombie fires.”

https://theconversation.com/zombie-fires-in-the-arctic-smoulder-underground-and-refuse-to-die-whats-causing-them-221945


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“Extraordinary heat in Northern Europe moving from Norway to Finland and Baltic countries with temperatures in Estonia up to 29C.

“27.2 at Heltermaa is a new monthly record but this is just the beginning. Over 30C [84F] coming to Finland as well.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795379486675829125


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“Breaking trains start Swedish wild fires – fire resistant brakes available but not used…

“The fire service warns that the extremely dry air currently over the central northern territories means that the recent railway fires are likely to continue. The brakes on the trains are largely responsible for these fires, according to a news report by Swedish Television.”

https://www.ctif.org/news/breaking-trains-start-swedish-wild-fires-fire-resistant-brakes-available-not-used


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“Researchers show the link between trawls and climate change in the North Sea…

“[A new study shows that] Fishing trawls cause significant CO2 emissions as they stir up the carbon bound in the seabed and release it again. It is also clear that they drastically affect ecosystems in the ocean.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-05-link-trawls-climate-north-sea.html


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“Failed wheat and hungry cows: [UK] farmers count the cost of a wet winter.

“Up to a quarter of the UK’s wheat harvest will be lost this year, after the wettest winter since records began, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). Persistent rain has either left seed rotting in the fields, or made it impossible to get tractors onto the ground to sow at all.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-69068619


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“Wow!

“Meanwhile, in the North Atlantic, yesterday’s modern record daily sea surface temperature of 22.23°C [72F] was 4.15σ above the 1991-2020 mean, a temperature more typical of the end of June than the end of May.”

https://x.com/EliotJacobson/status/1795842155728310737


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“SPAIN-PORTUGAL-MOROCCO HEAT WAVE. Temperatures up to 42C [107.6F] at Kasba Tadla in MOROCCO and 39.0C at Montoro SPAIN today.

“Much hotter tomorrow and day after tomorrow with temperatures up to 41C at Montoro and probable records in several stations including Badajoz, Granada etc.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795890837395513564


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“‘The impact is enormous’: Farmers in Sicily struggle to survive amid worst drought in 30 years.

“Farmers’ losses exceed €1 billion, according to a consortium. In the last six months of 2023, only 150 millimetres of rain fell on Sicily, the Italian island that is twice the size of some countries… With swathes of the population, and the economy, reliant on agriculture, a lack of water is has widespread consequences.”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/05/29/the-impact-is-enormous-farmers-in-sicily-struggle-to-survive-amid-worst-drought-in-30-year


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“HISTORIC HEAT North Africa and Middle East. 48.0 [118.4F] Bilma HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN MAY IN NIGER. 44.9C Zinder also monthly record.

“48.5C in the IRANIAN coastal port of Bander Dayyer (minimum 34.8C yesterday). Thousands of records are falling in over 150 countries – unprecedented.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795526573216666004


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“Yemen’s fishermen left high and dry by conflict, extreme weather…

“”Our seasons are mixed up, like farmers, we fishermen have our calculations … but now our calculations are not working.” The twin calamities of conflict and climate change have fused in Yemen, fuelling a humanitarian crisis…”

https://www.context.news/socioeconomic-inclusion/yemens-fishermen-left-high-and-dry-by-conflict-extreme-weather


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“Pakistan heatwave: Hundreds treated for heatstroke as temperatures soar to over 50C [122F].

“Hundreds of people have been treated for heatstroke in the eastern city of Lahore while scores of people were brought to hospitals in Hyderabad, Larkana and Jacobabad districts in the southern province.”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/05/28/pakistan-heatwave-hundreds-treated-for-heatstroke-as-temperatures-soar-to-over-50c


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“Delhi on Tuesday recorded its all-time high maximum temperature as the mercury touched 49.9 degrees Celsius [121.8F]. [52.3C reading may be due to faulty sensor].

“Temperatures in India’s capital have soared to a record-high 49.9°C as authorities warn of water shortages in the sprawling mega-city… Forecasters were predicting similar temperatures yesterday in the city of more than 30 million people…”

https://www.cnbctv18.com/india/delhi-temperature-today-at-49-9-degrees-celsius-indias-capital-records-all-time-high-maximum-temperature-19419269.htm


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“RECORD HEAT for Haryana State – INDIA.

“49.5C [121.1F] today in the manual station of Sirsa (50.3C in the AWS) is officially the highest temperature ever recorded in the State.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795509928859148749


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“1,038 forest fires reported this summer in Himachal Pradesh, 38 cases registered.

“The forest department of Himachal Pradesh has deployed over 3,000 local field officers across the state to deal with forest fires. The state’s Principal Chief Conservator of Forests has attributed the forest fire incidents to a rise in temperature due to heatwave conditions prevailing in the state.”

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/himachal-pradesh-1038-forest-fires-reported-this-summer-in-himachal-pradesh-38-cases-registered-2545485-2024-05-29


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“A “forgotten” heat wave is also ravaging neighbour NEPAL: Minimum temperatures >30C [86F] the past days, records hot nights for May on the plain.

“Maxes >43C (next days possible >45C and exceptional heat) with warmth also at high elevations: 29.0 Taplejung 1900m new record for May.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795828703676727725


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“On May 27th local time, the Tianshan Mountains in Xinjiang were hit by a snowstorm.

“The Daxigou National Station recorded 26cm of snow and 41mm of snowfall, breaking the record for the deepest snow in late May in China.”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1795784483532341293


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“Another forgotten heat wave is that of JAPAN.

“27 records of highest minimum temperatures for May were broken in the past 2 days including old stations like Yokohama, Onahama and Choshi and mins of 20/23C in central Honshu (air con already needed).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795852960464797790


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“EXCEPTIONAL HEAT IN SE ASIA. All time Records of high minimums: 29.1 Penang HOTTEST NIGHT EVER RECORDED IN MALAYSIA (prev 29.0 Labuan in 1998).

“VIETNAM 33.0 Vinh,31.7 Quy Nhon,30.7 Ha Tinh; THAILAND 31.1 Bangkok; Pilot,31.0 Rayong; INDONESIA:27.1 Singkep; PHILIPPINES: Catbalogan.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795734322265145407


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“Floods set to worsen on Sumatra peat as landscape gives way…

“Around the 1980s, companies began cutting canals into millions of hectares of peat across Sumatra and Borneo to drain out the water in order to enable agriculture. However, drying the peatland in this way has made swaths of Indonesia’s most carbon-rich ecosystems more prone to an array of disasters, like fire, floods and land subsidence.”

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/05/floods-set-to-worsen-on-sumatra-peat-as-landscape-gives-way/


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“Typhoon leaves at least seven people dead and thousands displaced in the Philippines.

“A typhoon has finally moved away from the Philippines, leaving at least seven people dead, mostly due to floods or toppled trees, and forcing the closures of several seaports, stranding thousands of passengers, officials said Tuesday.”

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/typhoon-leaves-people-dead-thousands-displaced-philippines-110601873


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“Papua New Guinea PM blames extraordinary rainfall for deadly landslide.

““This year, we had extraordinary rainfall that has caused flooding in river areas, sea level rise in coastal areas and landslips in a few areas,” Marape said. “We have faced extraordinary weather patterns and changes from dryness to wetness,” he added.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/29/papua-new-guinea-png-landslides-pm-james-marape-weather-rescue-efforts-death-toll


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“RECORD! HOTTEST DAY IN HISTORY FOR PALAU.

“35.0/95F yesterday at Babelthuap Int. Airport ties the highest temperature ever recorded in Palau ,also set on 3 June 1976 and 22 March 2018. 100% of tropical Pacific Islands are beating every heat record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795968322497814596


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“After catastrophic floods, Brazil’s south now has a warning for snow…

“Much of Brazil’s South and Southeast is currently undergoing a cold snap, shortly after May saw unprecedented rainfall in the South and sweltering late-fall temperatures in the Southeast.”

https://brazilian.report/liveblog/brazil-floods/2024/05/28/after-floods-brazil-south-snow-warning/


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“Panama’s first climate change displaced prepare to leave ancestral home.

“The soon-to-be former inhabitants of the island of Carti Sugtupu are the first people in Panama to be displaced by climate change. Caught between nostalgia and hope for a better future, the Carti Sugtupu inhabitants are trading their ancestral home for the newly-built settlement of Nuevo Carti.”

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20240530-panama-s-first-climate-change-displaced-prepare-to-leave-ancestral-home


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“MEXICO-CARIBBEANS HEAT WAVE. With such insane water anomalies, air record temperatures are a daily routine and they’ll keep falling.

“Some more records of HIGHEST TMINS today: 27.5 Montego Bay JAMAICA; 27.8 Hewanorra SAINT LUCIA; 27.4 St Eustatius; RECORD MAX: 33.4 [92.1F] Point Salines GRENADA.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795939362741387612


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“The Yucatán Peninsula is experiencing a brutal heat wave that’s drawing attention to the region’s vulnerability to a changing climate.

“This is not just a fleeting weather event but rather a continuation of a concerning trend linked to broader climate patterns. So far, 2024 has brought relentless heat to Yucatán, with temperatures regularly hovering around 43°C (110°F) and the heat index (the “real feel”) soaring even higher.”

https://yucatanmagazine.com/yucatan-heat-wave/


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“Over 150 monkey deaths now linked to heat wave in Mexico: “There are going to be a lot of casualties…

“Last week, environmentalists had reported that 138 of the midsize primates, known for their roaring vocal calls, had been found dead in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco since May 16. On Sunday, the Environment Department reported that number had risen to 157…”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/monkey-deaths-mexico-heat-dehydration/


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“EXCEPTIONAL HEAT MEXICO & FLORIDA – 47.0 [116.6F] Noh Yaxche HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN CAMPECHE STATE.

“42.0 Chihuahua 1400m all time high tied (=June 2023); FLORIDA: 99f/37.2c West Palm Beach ties its monthly record; HONDURAS: 38.4 Catacamas monthly record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1795611172080926808


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“[VIDEO] Heavy rains cause flooding in Monterrey…

“The governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García, urged the population to take shelter during the night and the early hours of Wednesday, given the warning of heavy rains and possible tornadoes.”

https://sintesis.com.mx/2024/05/29/fuertes-lluvias-inundaciones-monterrey/


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“What to know about the brutal heat dome shifting from Mexico into the U.S… Mexico City has set all-time high temperature records on multiple days…

“A prolonged and deadly heat wave in Mexico, one of the most extreme the country has faced, shows little sign of easing and is oozing into the United States, where it has already set records and fueled violent storms.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/05/28/mexico-heat-dome-texas-florida-west/


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“The hail in Texas was so big Tuesday that it required a new description.

“Forecasters warned of “DVD-size hail” as stones larger than grapefruits bombarded an area near Lubbock… “Giant hail to 5 inches in diameter was reported,” came the next warning at 6:33 p.m. “HAZARD … DVD size hail and 60 mph wind gusts.””

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/05/29/texas-hail-dvd-size-record-nwws/


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“One dead, one seriously injured after hailstorm and flooding hits Greeley [Colorado]…

Residents in Greeley as well as other parts of northeastern Colorado are dealing with the aftermath of severe storms that brought hail and flooding. Many cars on Tuesday morning were stuck in floodwaters and some Weld County neighborhoods have several feet of standing water.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/flooding-hits-northeastern-colorado-residents-in-greeley-dealing-with-flooding-hail-damage/


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“Homeowners face soaring insurance costs as violent storms wreak havoc.

“”It goes without saying,” Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready told CBS MoneyWatch. “Everyone is taking a hit with these storms, and that has to lead to increased premiums to cover those losses. It’s unfortunate but it’s true.””

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/storms-homeowners-insurance-oklahoma-texas-tornado/


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“Fewer hot meals and no more ‘lap babies’ – how airlines are preparing for a turbulent future…

“Captain Mike Jenvey, a retired Netjets pilot, told The Telegraph that passengers ought to take safety into their own hands and keep their seatbelts fastened at all times.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/rising-turbulence-airlines-planes-changes/


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“Now or Never. As the planet tips towards a point of no return, we look at how youth across the world are demanding climate action now…

“While many see their methods as unconventional and often inconvenient, they are now a necessary means to bring the reality of the climate crisis to the attention of the world.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/dying-earth/2024/5/29/now-or-never


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“New Seeds are added to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault…

“For 16 years, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault has been steadily expanding its family of seed depositors, which back up their seed collections in case of unforeseen crises, such as war, civil strife, financial woes or natural disasters.”

https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9630673/new-seeds-are-added-to-the-svalbard-global-seed-vault/


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“Sewage beer – ‘delicious’ and could help us deal with water shortages…

“”It’s delicious,” said Nadine Krogull after tasting Reuse Brew at a trade fair in Munich. “You don’t realise that it’s waste water.” Another drinker added: “I don’t notice any difference to a normal beer. It’s really good.””

https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2024-05-28/Sewage-beer-delicious-and-could-help-us-deal-with-water-shortages-1tTGQs1erjq/p.html


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“H5N1 virus in latest human case has mutated, officials say…

“Genomic sequencing has now found a change in the virus compared to an earlier infection in a dairy worker in Texas, raising concerns that the virus is evolving to better infect humans. The slight change in the virus’s genetic makeup is “associated with viral adaptation to mammalian hosts,” the Centre for Disease Control said…”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/h5n1-virus-in-latest-human-case-has-mutated-officials-say/


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