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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“BREAKING: Egypt has just set a new all-time record high temperature with +50.9°C (123.6°F) in Aswan.

“This exceeds the previous national heat record of +50.3°C from 1961 in Kharga. It is also the highest temperature ever reliably recorded in Africa in the month of June.”

https://x.com/WxNB_/status/1799176813534712287


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“…and more records….! min 36.4 [97.4F] yesterday at In Guezzam is the HIGHEST MINIMUM ever recorded in ALGERIA in June…

“Note also A BRUTAL 32.8 minimum in Rhodes Island (Lindos) GREECE.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1798811251650465853


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“North Africa’s disappearing nomads: Why my community needs climate finance…

“The Amazighs are the oldest known inhabitants of Northern Africa. Their ancestral lifestyle is threatened by climate change, manifest in consecutive years of drought, relentlessly eroding their rights, including access to water and education, and their heritage.”

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2024/06/06/north-africas-disappearing-nomad-why-my-community-needs-climate-finance/


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“HISTORIC HEAT EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN…

“TURKEY RECORD HOTTEST NIGHT: 33.0 [91.4F] Kepez; ALL TIME HIGH TMINS: 31.5 Antalya; 31.5 Fethiye; 29.3 Alanya; 29.2 Dalaman.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799134621067559093


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“Climate change decimates corals in Türkiye, prompting protective measures…

“Murat Kapikiran, head of the Istanbul Chamber of Agricultural Engineers, said that Türkiye’s Mediterranean, Aegean, and Marmara waters are home to approximately 200 coral species. Unfortunately, 15 percent of these corals have perished due to the effects of climate change…”

https://english.news.cn/20240608/ed8ef7e292534a978b952d36517dd476/c.html


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“Cyprus records highest ever June temperature…

“Cyprus recorded its hottest day ever for June on Friday as temperatures soared to an unprecedented 44 degrees Celsius [111.2F], the Cypriot Meteorological Department said in a statement. The record was 10 degrees Celsius above the average highest temperature for June.”

https://english.news.cn/20240608/c92e045a9e5d4a0e8ff33d64248b284d/c.html


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“Climate Crisis: Mediterranean hit new record temp in 2023 – WWF says waters getting saltier, more jellyfish, alien species…

“The average temperature of surface water in the Mediterranean Sea hit a new record of 21.1°C in April 2023, as the area continued to be a “climate change hotspot”, according to a report released by WWF Italia on Friday.”

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2024/06/07/climate-crisis-mediterranean-hit-new-record-temp-in-2023_b0d8c5e2-95a1-4991-b0fe-b16082f6f558.html


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“As climate warms, Europe braces for rise in mosquito-borne infections…

“As temperatures rise, many places are becoming more hospitable to Asian tiger mosquitoes, which are known to carry and transmit dengue fever, Chikungunya but also Zika. In France, record cases of dengue fever have been reported since the start of 2024.”

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/down-to-earth/20240607-as-climate-warms-europe-braces-for-rise-in-mosquito-borne-infections


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“Wildfire breaks out in Chios island, village evacuated [Greece]…

“Ground and aerial firefighting forces have been deployed in the area, while residents of Karyes received a message from the 112 to evacuate. A total of 55 firefighters with 13 vehicles are participating in the operation, while five aircrafts and one helicopter are also on spot.”

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1240882/wildfire-breaks-out-in-chios-island-village-evacuated/


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“”Water scarcity in the Algarve is a reality”.

“The Minister of Environment and Energy has said that water scarcity in the Algarve is a reality, stressing that now is the time to “execute” the projects planned for the region to increase its water availability.”

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2024-06-06/water-scarcity-in-the-algarve-is-a-reality/89569


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“From parched earth to landslides: crisis in the prosecco hills of Italy…

“Paola Ferraro… rattles off the number of ways violent weather hurts her family’s prosecco production. Spring frost kills buds, summer hail storms thrash leaves, long droughts starve vines of water, while strong rains spark landslides that drown them in mud.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/08/from-parched-earth-to-landslides-crisis-in-the-prosecco-hills-of-italy


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“Recently, several agricultural regions in Ukraine were subjected to unusually large hailstorms, prompting concerns about the potential damage to fruit crops….

“The hailstorms left their mark across multiple regions, including Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Khmelnytskyi, and Zakarpattia.”

https://east-fruit.com/en/news/assessing-the-impact-of-hail-on-ukraines-raspberry-apple-blueberry-crops/


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“Hail Armageddon in Turek County [Poland]. Shocking photos flooded the Internet…

“The weekend began with unsettled weather. On Friday, June 7, a dangerous storm supercell is moving through Poland, accompanied by heavy downpours and hail. The element hit hard, among others: in Turkish County.”

https://www.fakt.pl/wydarzenia/polska/poznan/potezny-grad-i-ulewy-w-powiecie-tureckim/enhjezk


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“In Switzerland, permafrost will not recover from being too warm…

“After a span of two years with minor snowfall and sweltering summers, the permafrost in Switzerland is receding significantly in numerous locations. The spell between October 2022 and September 2023 held the title of the warmest year-long period since the first measurements in 1864…”

https://aussiedlerbote.de/en/in-switzerland-permafrost-will-not-recover-from-being-too-warm/


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“German insured flood damage estimated at €2 billion…

“The German Insurance Association (GDV) said this was an initial assessment after heavy rains battered the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. “Because the floods on the Danube in particular have not yet subsided, this estimate is still subject to a certain degree of uncertainty,” said GDV managing director Jörg Asmussen.”

https://www.dw.com/en/german-insured-flood-damage-estimated-at-2-billion/a-69306995


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“Flood alerts at record level in Great Britain in first four months of 2024…

“In the period from January to April this year a record 4,858 warnings and alerts were issued across Great Britain, a jump of almost 500 on the previous record of 4,373 for the first four months of 2020.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/article/2024/jun/07/flood-alerts-warnings-record-number-uk-weather


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“Nobody noticed May was the warmest on record … because it happened while we were asleep [UK]…

“The reason, according to the Met Office, was that overnight temperatures were warmer than usual because of cloud cover… “This warmth was especially influenced by high overnight temperatures, with the average UK minimum temperature for May 1.2C higher than the previous record.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/06/08/record-temperature-may-night-clouds-prevented-heat-escape/


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“Sea ice across the Hudson Bay (Canada) is observing a historic spring with record early losses of Arctic sea ice…

Each line represents one year from 1979 (purple) to 2023 (white). 2024 is in red. Data from NSIDC using the passive microwave satellite record.”

https://x.com/ZLabe/status/1799158265336701044


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“RECORD HEAT ON THE HUDSON BAY…

“Tmin 21.9 Tmax 34.9/95F Kujjuarapik CANADA destroys both June records of highest tmin and tmax.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1798881744122204590


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“After a wildfire, the trauma continues [BC]…

“Around a week ago, Jim Hodgson had returned home to Fort Nelson, British Columbia, a region threatened by wildfire. His cabin, surrounded by forest, survived; other homes in the region were not as lucky… Still, it has taken the whole week to clear the ashtray smell from his home, he said.”

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2024/06/05/news/climate-change-wildfires-trauma-mental-health


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“Wildfire smoke prematurely killed over 50,000 Californians in a decade – study…

“Wildfires create smoke containing PM2.5, tiny particles roughly one-thirtieth of a human hair that can embed themselves deep in the lungs and enter the bloodstream. The particles have been linked to numerous health conditions and premature death.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/07/california-premature-deaths-wildfire-smoke-study


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“2024 is tied for the worst year for tornadoes in Ohio history – and it’s only June…

““It’s been relentless,” said Brandon Peloquin, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, which covers Central and Southwest Ohio. Severe weather that spawned tornadoes began in February this year…”

https://eu.dispatch.com/story/news/2024/06/07/ohio-ties-tornado-record/74012590007/


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“Western heat dome shatters records…

“The ongoing heat wave is a direct result of a high-pressure heat dome that has scorched Mexico for weeks — resulting in the country’s hottest and driest May on record — before expanding north and west into portions of the United States this week.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/06/07/western-heat-wave-records-how-long/


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“Exclusive: Cows infected with bird flu have died in five US states…

“Reports of the deaths suggest the bird flu outbreak in cows could take a greater economic toll in the farm belt than initially thought. Farmers have long culled poultry infected by the virus, but cows cost much more to raise than chickens or turkeys.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/cows-infected-with-bird-flu-have-died-five-us-states-2024-06-06/


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“Texas farmers face mounting expenses as droughts worsen…

“Payouts due to drought in Texas rose from an average $251 million per year in the 2000s to $516 million per year in the 2010s and $1.1 billion per year in the first four years of the 2020s, the data showed, rising at more than twice the rate of inflation.”

https://www.sacurrent.com/news/texas-farmers-face-mounting-expenses-as-droughts-worsen-34739168


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“AMERICAS HEAT WAVE:

“Yesterday 42.4 [108F] Flores GUATEMALA HOTTEST JUNE DAY; MORE MAX. RECORDS: 42.0 Valladolid MEXICO, 35.0 Roatan HONDURAS… CARIBBEAN JUNE HOTTEST NIGHT ON RECORDS TMINS; 28.4 St Marten Territorial record; 28.1 Carravelle MARTINQUE; 28.0 Tobago National June record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799216603537485977


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“Tornado hitting Bassin Bleu is an omen of a potentially devastating cyclone season for children in Haiti…

“According to the Municipal Council for the Management of Risks and Disasters, 112 people, including 29 children, were injured in the disaster. Approximately 4,350 people, including 650 children, lost their homes. Many of them now live in temporary shelters.”

https://www.unicef.org/haiti/communiqu%C3%A9s-de-presse/tornado-hitting-bassin-bleu-omen-potentially-devastating-cyclone-season


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“Sweet potato and yam shortage forecast in Barbados due to climate and disease…

“Richard Armstrong, a seasoned farmer with over four decades of experience, has highlighted a more concerning outlook with dwindling yields of these staples due to the combined effects of crop disease, extreme heat, and drought.”

https://www.freshplaza.com/north-america/article/9633723/sweet-potato-and-yam-shortage-forecast-in-barbados-due-to-climate-and-disease/


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“Bolivia reinforces surveillance against heat sources [due to burning grasslands]…

“The acute drought caused repeatedly in recent years by the global climate crisis has put Bolivia under tension every year since June due to the possible uncontrolled spread of the flames.”

https://www.prensa-latina.cu/2024/06/07/bolivia-refuerza-vigilancia-frente-a-focos-de-calor/


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“Fires in Brazilian wetlands surge 980%, extreme drought expected…

“The Pantanal wetlands, roughly 10 times the size of the Florida everglades, are home to jaguars, tapirs, caimans, anacondas and giant anteaters. Weak rains since late last year have disrupted the usual seasonal flooding, leaving more of the region vulnerable to fires.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/fires-brazilian-wetlands-surge-980-extreme-drought-expected-2024-06-06/


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“EXCEPTIONAL HEAT IN SOUTHERN AFRICA:

“Up to 37C in MOZAMBIQUE; 36.6 [97.9F] Beitbridge ZIMBABWE HOTTEST JUNE DAY IN HISTORY; 35.3 Buffalo Range SOUTH AFRICA up TO 34.7c at Skukuza; 32.2 Elissras record; ZAMBIA up to 35C… Records all over. It’s supposed to be winter…

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1798839641455702399


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“‘Everything went with the water – we have nothing’: Survivors count the cost of Kenya’s devastating floods…

“Kenya has been devastated by flooding the likes of which have not been seen in decades. The rainfall has been near constant, bursting river banks, destroying crops and even making a vast lake of the Chalbi desert.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/kenya-floods-recovery-aid-climate-change/


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“Heatflation in the Middle East is affecting food prices…

“In Iraq, the daily consumption of tomatoes makes the population sensitive to price fluctuations. Kholoud Salman, an Iraqi journalist, reported a significant increase in tomato prices, which sparked widespread complaints on social media platforms…”

https://www.freshplaza.com/asia/article/9633044/heatflation-in-the-middle-east-is-affecting-food-prices/


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“Flash flood wreaks havoc in Sylhet [Bangladesh]…

“According to the district administration, the flooding has affected a vast area, with 761 villages submerged under water until recent updates. The number of affected individuals has soared to approximately 0.7 million, highlighting the scale of the disaster and the urgent need for assistance.”

https://today.thefinancialexpress.com.bd/editorial/flash-flood-wreaks-havoc-in-sylhet-1717690692


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“Rohingya refugee camps devastated by cyclone Remal…

“Fire and fury tore through the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, last month when Cyclone Remal made landfall just days after a devastating fire swept through the camp… The plight of the Rohingya has been made worse by a series of devastating cyclones, intensified by climate change.”

https://newint.org/climate/2024/rohingya-refugee-camps-devastated-cyclone-remal


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“More intense, frequent tropical cyclones may devastate seabird colonies – study…

““The mortality that we’ve seen is unprecedented,” said Dr Alex Bond, the principal curator of birds at the Natural History Museum. “The cyclone hit in April, which is a reasonably peak time when lots of seabirds were nesting.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/06/tropical-cyclone-ilsa-frequency-intensity-storms-climate-crisis-seabirds-bedout-western-australia-aoe


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Climate crisis stings Nepal’s honey gatherers, threatens tradition.

“…the generations-old craft is increasingly under threat as some experts say rising temperatures brought by climate change disrupt the growth of bees, the availability of their food and even the pollination of plants.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2024/6/6/photos-climate-crisis-stings-nepals-honey-gatherers-threatens-tradition


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“China warned to prepare for hotter than average summer…

“China is facing higher than average temperatures this summer as forecasters warn that preparations are needed to combat the threat of droughts and power shortages. Some regions may see extreme high temperatures…”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3265817/china-warned-prepare-hotter-average-summer


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“The upcoming heat wave in northern China may break records. NMC predicts that the highest temperature in Jiaozuo, Henan Province will reach 45C [113F] on June 12!

“If this is achieved, it will break the high temperature record in Henan Province and even in central China.”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1798928697015271570


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“SE ASIA HEAT WAVE – Records have been falling every day for nearly 500 days and they are still falling.

“INDONESIA 35.6C [96.1F] Jakarta June hottest day; RECORDS OF JUNE HOTTEST NIGHT; 28.3C Majuro MARSHALL ISLANDS June National record of high Tmin; THAILAND: 29.5 Laem Chabang and 28.6 Hua Hin.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799003369258016785


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“Four members of a family, including a woman and two children, were killed after a landslide hit their house in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara on Friday, an official said…

“”Heavy rain lashed the area when the landslide occurred. The disaster came at dawn while they were still asleep,” Syafrudin said.”

https://menafn.com/1108308657/4-Killed-In-Landslide-In-Indonesia


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“Papua New Guinea ends landslide rescue efforts amid fears of another…

“It remains unclear how many people died in the massive landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga region on May 24, with the national government reporting more than 2,000 people have been buried alive…

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/papua-new-guinea-ends-landslide-rescue-efforts-fears-another-rcna155983


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“Heavy rains in Australia’s east spark flash flooding, rescues…

“”Our dams are full, our waterways are full, our grounds are saturated,” Emergency Minister Jihad Dib said in a televised news conference in Sydney, adding that some roads and bridges had been affected. The latest emergency comes after more than 150 people were rescued from floodwaters in eastern Australia in April.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/heavy-rains-australias-east-spark-flash-flooding-rescues-2024-06-08/


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“The data is in: May 2024 was the moistest May on record for the planet… This continues a run of record-moist months that dates back to last year.

“Wondering why it’s been really rainy where you are? 65% of Earth had above normal moisture content during the month, which is being strongly influenced by excessive ocean heat…”

https://x.com/BenNollWeather/status/1798689275049099753


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“This image is astonishing for both the message it communicates and for its sci comm value. Incredible work by team at Copernicus EU.

“It shows global ocean temps for each year since 1940. The alarming, yet brilliant part is the pink shading which highlights the 2023-2024 jump.”

https://x.com/WeatherProf/status/1798753779002818953


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“The mysterious X factor behind a year of unbelievable heat…

“Climate change has warmed the planet by 1.3 degrees C compared to preindustrial times. But the last 12 months have been about 1.6 degrees C hotter, according to the latest data. Some of that heat — around 0.1 or 0.2 degree C — can be attributed to El Niño warming up the Pacific Ocean. That still leaves as much as 0.2 C unexplained.”

https://grist.org/science/mysterious-x-factor-2023-heat-records/


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“The amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has hit a new record…

“…in recent years, growth of CO2 in the atmosphere has accelerated. In the first four months of this year, the CO2 concentration increased more quickly than it has during the first four months of any previous year on record.”

https://www.npr.org/2024/06/06/nx-s1-4992290/carbon-dioxide-record-high-atmosphere


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“COP29 host Azerbaijan sees natural gas demand rising despite “phase-out” plans…

““There’s absolutely no hint that” the gas demand will decline, Deputy Energy Minister Orxan Zeynalov said in an interview in the capital Baku. “Right now, we have a long list” of countries — both old and new buyers — for an additional 30 Bcm.”

https://worldoil.com/news/2024/6/7/cop29-host-azerbaijan-sees-natural-gas-demand-rising-despite-phase-out-plans/


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