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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“Climate change is coming for the finer things in life… Wine, olive oil, coffee, cocoa. ‘It does feel a little apocalyptic’…

“As the world warms, extreme weather is disrupting the production of some of life’s great comforts… Some of these crops are concentrated in one or two regions, which means wonky weather in one part of the world can have a dizzying impact on global prices.”

https://www.wsj.com/world/climate-change-is-coming-for-the-finer-things-in-life-6d7efeaa


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“Farmers in Greece Witness the Impacts of Climate Change After Historically Low Harvest.

“The Greek olive oil sector was tested to the limit this year, with the country yielding record-low production of less than 150,000 tons of olive oil due to adverse weather and the olive trees entering an ‘off-year’ in most of the country’s producing regions.”

https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/production/farmers-in-greece-witness-the-impacts-of-climate-change-after-historically-low-harvest/132043


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“‘Without farmers, Sicily as we know would not exist’: Drought takes its toll on crops and livestock…

“The lack of rainfall is putting livestock farmers and agricultural producers, vital to Sicily’s economy, in a difficult position. “The scarcity of water has compromised the animals’ ability to find the necessary water for their daily needs,” says Donatella Vanadia…”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/06/10/without-farmers-sicily-as-we-know-would-not-exist-drought-takes-its-toll-on-crops-and-live


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“Another storm leaves streets flooded and traffic outages in half the region [Murcia, Spain]…

“Another strong storm, after last Saturday’s DANA , crossed the Region of Murcia yesterday, leaving flooded streets, traffic cuts and damage to agricultural infrastructure. The intense rainfall not only hit the Northwest and Altiplano regions, but also swept through the Vega del Segura.”

https://www.laverdad.es/murcia/tormenta-descarga-litros-hora-noroeste-region-murcia-20240610192618-nt.html


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“France: Violent Storm Causes Major Flooding And Mudslides In Parts Of Haute-Savoie…

“A violent thunderstorm hit Collonges-sous-Salève and surrounding areas in Haute-Savoie, located on the Swiss border, on Sunday, June 9, causing major flooding and mudslides and shutting down parts of the A40 motorway.”

https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/national/france-violent-storm-causes-major-flooding-and-mudslides-in-parts-of-haute-savoie/video_285415af-f4e2-53e9-8bdc-01a9dc7581bc.html


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“Impressive hailstorm in a tunnel in Lozère on the A75…

“These motorists just had time to “step aside” this Sunday. A violent storm broke out in Lozère. On the A75 motorway, hail invaded the Montjezieux tunnel, in the town of Canourgue.”

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/meteo/video-impressionnant-orage-de-grele-dans-un-tunnel-en-lozere-sur-l-a75-7170943


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“Austrian Airlines plane severely damaged after flying through hailstorm…

“Dramatic images have emerged showing the front of an Austrian Airlines plane severely damaged after it flew through a hailstorm, forcing its pilots to make a “mayday distress call.””

https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/austrian-airlines-plane-severely-damaged-flying-through-hailstorm


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“Damage after storms in Austria – the centre of Deutschfeistritz can only be reached by boat…

“The town center of Deutschfeistritz can only be reached by boat, it was said. Motorists were trapped by masses of water. Photos show how vehicles were washed away and pressed against the walls of houses. The life of all 4,000 residents is in danger…”

https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/schaeden-nach-unwetter-in-oesterreich-ortskern-von-deutschfeistritz-nur-noch-mit-booten-zu-erreichen-102.html


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“Flooding Rába River [Hungary] expected to peak at record level on Monday evening…

“Already on Saturday evening and at night, several places, including the Rába catchment, were affected by an extremely heavy thunderstorm system, which brought down an extraordinary amount of precipitation in a short period of time.”

https://dailynewshungary.com/flooding-raba-expected-to-peak-at-record-level-on-monday-evening/


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“‘I feel more like a professional gambler’: British farmers reveal their twin struggles with climate change and mental health…

“My work with UK farmers and growers has looked at how they are adapting to these effects of climate change, and how it is affecting their work and way of life. The findings are shocking.”

https://theconversation.com/i-feel-more-like-a-professional-gambler-british-farmers-reveal-their-twin-struggles-with-climate-change-and-mental-health-229776


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“On June 9, 2023, the sea surface temperature averaged over the North Atlantic was 3.6 standard deviations above the mean (based on the 1991-2020 climatology).

“On June 9, 2024, it’s 4.1 standard deviations above the mean. A 1991-2020 climatology already looks irrelevant.”

https://x.com/BMcNoldy/status/1800186496789700780


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“Meteorologists are marvelling at astronomical ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico heading into Hurricane Season.

“Reaching over 16 Kj/cm2 above normal, the Gulf of Mexico is steaming up reaching record high energy content for this early in the year. With this excess energy, the basin has become astonishingly warm, surpassing last year’s record that seemed crazy at the time.”

https://www.yourweather.co.uk/news/trending/meteorologists-are-marveling-at-astronomical-ocean-temperatures-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-heading-into-hurricane-season.html


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“Issuance of catastrophe bonds just hit a record high, as the market braces for a rough hurricane season with the potential to do substantial damage.

“Sales of so-called cat bonds are 38% higher this year through May than over the same five-month period in 2023, which was already a record…”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-09/catastrophe-bond-issuance-hits-record-ahead-of-hurricane-season


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“Florida sets several record high temps. Next up: Rain. Some areas could see up to 22 inches…

“As the tropical downpours begin moving into South Florida Tuesday, it will begin a “prolonged stretch” of wet and stormy weather, AccuWeather said. While the rain will provide welcome relief from both record heat and prolonged drought along Florida’s peninsula, it could bring flooding.”

https://eu.news-press.com/story/weather/2024/06/10/florida-weather-forecast-radar-flooding-rain-predictions/74041835007/


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“Vermont Passed a Bill Making Big Oil Pay. Now Comes the Hard Part…

“The state still has to figure out how much individual fossil fuel companies must pay for the impacts of climate-driven disasters… The law, which faces an almost certain legal challenge, builds on the polluter-pays principle that guides existing hazardous waste remediation laws…”

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/vermont-passed-a-bill-making-big-oil-pay-now-comes-the-hard-part-2/


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“California looks to seize profits from Big Oil in climate change lawsuit…

“State attorney-general Rob Bonta invoked a new state law on Monday that allows claimants to target company profits that can be identified from the violation of consumer protection and advertising laws.”

https://www.ft.com/content/1f742dca-66ea-4eb0-ba6c-36ddb90f60ba


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“Thousands of dead fish pile up on dried out lagoon in drought-hit Mexico…

“The fish deaths at the Bustillos Lagoon, by the town of Anahuac in Chihuahua, came during long dry spells and as temperatures have climbed above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). The lagoon’s water levels are dangerously low, officials said.”

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2024/06/10/climate/dead-fish-lagoon-mexico-heat-drought-intl


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“In Mexico’s heat wave monkeys are still dying and lions are getting popsicles…

“Much of the impact on wildlife is being felt in central and southern Mexico, because while temperatures are also high in the north, it is mostly desert and the animals there have some coping mechanisms for extreme heat and drought.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/mexico-heatwave-zoos-monleys-lions-b2559681.html


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“Records didn’t last more than 1 day in Carravelle, MARTINIQUE. Every day it beats and re-beats it all the time.

“Today minimum temperature was 28.4C [83.1F], breaking again the record of June hottest night.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1800297278395035737


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“Titicaca in Crisis: Climate Change Is Drying Up the Biggest Lake in the Andes.

“Persistent drought has caused havoc for the Indigenous peoples who live on floating islands and depend on rains that have stopped falling… Some of the worst effects were felt by the Uros, an Indigenous people…”

https://therevelator.org/titicaca-crisis-drought/


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“SOUTH AMERICA HEAT WAVE; Record broken in PERU today:

“36.1C [97F] at Tarapoto is the highest temperature ever recorded in June.

“Next days several records will be smashed in Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1800331260260147314


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“…in South America winter has disappeared from the map altogether. Tropical night at Buenos Aires ARGENTINA with a minimum temperature of 20.3C [68.5F], record highest for June.

“Nearby Colonia URUGUAY also record with a min of 20.7C.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799813501328015385


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“Hawke’s Bay weather: Hastings hits 25.6 [78.1F] degrees in winter, beats 1988 June high [New Zealand].

“Hastings’ station mercury reading hit 25.6C at 1.30pm on Monday, marking the national high at the time and setting a new record for the city’s highest June temperature… The Whakatu station also reached 25.3C, its second-warmest winter temperature on record since records began there in 1965.”

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/hawkes-bay-weather-hastings-hits-256-degrees-in-winter-beats-1988-june-high/OA7BMCI7PBDORAYNZJ3Z7TO5JE/


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“Records all over the tropics every single day.

“Just a new one: Honiara capital of the SOLOMON ISLANDS, Oceania, had a minimum temperature of 26.0C [78.8F] which ties its hottest June night in history.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799966386053156986


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“Half of all Aussie homes at serious risk to natural disasters, new data finds…

“According to Domain, about 5.6 million properties are at risk of bushfires, almost 1 million at risk of floods and thousands more threatened by coastal erosion. In some states, as many as two thirds of all properties are in danger.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/half-of-all-aussie-homes-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-new-data-finds/519d1d51-f93c-4c28-bdf2-e29ea5cfbd8f


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“Record heat in THAILAND seems eternal. More records today of hottest nights in the Southwest:

“30.0 [86F] Ko Lanta all time highest Tmin; 29.2 Phuket June highest Tmin; 29.1 Phuket Airport all time highest Tmin; 28.8 Takua Pa tied all time highest tmin.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799713039245074566


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“Flash floods have killed at least three people and left one missing in northern Vietnam since Saturday night, the government said on Monday, and more heavy rains are expected over the coming days.

“The victims include a 3-year-old boy and his father and a 42-year-old woman, all in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, the government said in a statement.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/floods-kill-least-3-northern-vietnam-heavy-rains-forecast-2024-06-10/


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“On June 10, 25 stations in China broke the highest record in early June, and 5 stations tied the record.

“At present, it seems that central Hebei may hit the [all-time] highest record on June 13!

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1800384872281944125


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“It’s still unusually warm in SIBERIA with temperatures of 30C [86F] near the Arctic Circle and also locally close to 20C on the Arctic coast (should be near freezing in early June).

“Next days a historic record breaking heat wave will sweep Northern China (up to 45C) and Koreas (up to 38C).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799745364016431609


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“India’s heat wave longest ever, worse to come…

“India’s heat wave is the longest ever to hit the country, the government’s top weather expert said Monday as he warned people will face increasingly oppressive temperatures. Parts of northern India have been gripped by a heat wave since mid-May…”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-india-longest-worse.html


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“Severe dust storm hits Iran’s Bandar Abbas, causing disruptions.

“The dust and debris carried by the wind also created hazardous conditions for pedestrians and motorists alike. Residents were advised to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid the health risks associated with the dust particles.”

https://ifpnews.com/severe-dust-storm-iran-bandar-abbas-disruptions/


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“HOTTEST JUNE DAY IN HISTORY IN COMOROS; 33.6C [92.5F] yesterday in the Hahaya Int. AP. This is the 92nd(!) country which has broken heat records in just 8 days of June so far.

“Nothing like this month has ever been seen in world climatic history, even ahead of previous months.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1799735689472614611


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“Record warmth continues unabated in KENYA.

“After Lodwar, now Malindi, the famous tourist resort town on the Indian Ocean, had its hottest June night on record with a minimum temperature of 26.8C [80.2F]. Records have been falling every month in Kenya.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1800162701504905643


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“Saudi Arabia Issues Heat Advisory For Hajj Pilgrims…

“Peak afternoon temperatures are expected to reach 48ºC [118.4F], with relative humidity remaining around 25%. Although there is a low probability of rainfall, a 60% chance of significant rainfall is expected over the elevated areas of Taif, which in turn might affect the sacred sites.”

https://www.travelandleisureasia.com/hk/news/saudi-government-issued-hajj-travel-advisory-amid-severe-heatwaves-in-mecca/


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“SAUDI ARABIA JUNE RECORDS: Gassim 700m asl MIN 34.0 tmax 47.0 [116.6F]; 43.0 Najran 1200m asl.

“MEDITERRANEAN-MIDDLE EAST HEAT WAVE: Brutal heat in ALGERIA: Rhourd Nouss Tmin 34.2 Tmax 47.6; TUNISIA: 46.1 Al Burma; LIBYA: 46.2 Essbea (near Tripoli).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1800240438856601605


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“Dr Michael Mosley died of “heat exhaustion” after “sitting down and losing consciousness” near a holiday resort on the Greek island of Symi, police have said.

“It comes a day after authorities announced that the body of the popular TV doctor and columnist had been found in a rocky area at the resort of Agia Marina.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/brian-cox-greek-police-rhodes-bbc-b1163193.html


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“Lab experiment shows exactly how heat waves can put hearts into ‘oxygen debt’…

““One-third of older people with heart disease developed ischemia to rises in body temperature — this is huge. This study not only provides clues about the mechanisms of this risk but also a warning that with climate change we need to be prepared to better protect our most vulnerable populations.””

https://www.statnews.com/2024/06/10/heat-wave-heart-attacks-climate-change/


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“This is what the accelerated warming of our oceans looks like.

“Regional Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies for the past 5 months are through the roof.

“We need Al Gore and his scissor lift to point it out.”

https://x.com/LeonSimons8/status/1800246261188264317


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“The loss of sea ice – which is 10 times the size of the UK – in the Antarctic sea is a one-in-2,000-year event according to research.”

“Looks like that 1-in-2,000 year event may be happening in consecutive years,” says Prof Eliot Jacobson.

https://x.com/EliotJacobson/status/1800152364873384005


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“What are the ‘positive tipping points’ that could help us accelerate out of climate disaster?

“…Tim Lenton is among a number of climate scientists who believe that there are positive tipping points – particularly the exponential growth in certain technologies – that humanity could use to “accelerate out of trouble”.”

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2024/06/positive-climate-tipping-points-radio-davos-podcast/


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