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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“Record rainfall has battered wheat crops in the UK and France, Europe’s largest producer, and is expected to drive up prices significantly this year…

““After the UK’s record-breaking wet winter hit crops here, farmers in France are now contending with the impacts of ceaseless rains this spring,” said Tom Lancaster, land, food and farming analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a think-tank…

“The problems in Europe come as farmers in other major wheat-growing regions also struggle with weather events related to climate change, from frost damage in Russia to drought in Australia, reducing global supplies.”

https://www.ft.com/content/b942846c-1ed5-4b12-984f-b2eae22bc44d


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“How the Paris Olympics could become a super-spreader event for dengue…

“This is not the first time the Olympics has been identified as a risk factor for viral epidemics. The 2016 Olympics in Brazil were almost postponed because of fears about Zika – another virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/14/health/dengue-paris-olympics/index.html


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“Cars and houses submerged in severe flooding in Moscow.

“Roads left flooded and vehicles underwater in parts of the capital after heavy showers on Thursday, according to Russian media.. Russian state media reported that almost a month’s worth of rain fell in some areas of Moscow in a few hours, citing the capital’s authorities.”

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/cars-houses-submerged-severe-flooding-moscow-3109232


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“An entire summers worth of rain …in just 20mins! That’s what fell during severe storms in Murcia, Spain yesterday according to the national weather service there.

“Tomorrow, storms are focused on Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova.”

https://x.com/bbcweather/status/1801317142303846800


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“Devastating Hailstorm Strikes Bulgaria’s Botevgrad Region…

“Reports indicate that hail, some as large as eggs, wreaked havoc in Botevgrad and neighboring villages. The initial assessments detail widespread destruction, including shattered roof tiles and windows.”

https://www.novinite.com/articles/226639/Devastating+Hailstorm+Strikes+Bulgaria%27s+Botevgrad+Region+%28VIDEO%29


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“Several fires have broken out on Friday in central and northern Greece, with residents of some towns and villages receiving a message from 112 to evacuate or stay alert.

“Currently, the fire department fights wildfires in Pella and Kilkis, in northern Greece and in Agrinio, Larissa, and Livadia, in central Greece.”

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1241534/several-wildfires-break-out-in-central-and-northern-greece-village-evacuated/


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“BRUTAL MEDITERRANEAN HEAT WAVE. Yesterday 44.0 Milos and 43.6 Rhodes GREECE – Hottest day EVER in Southern Aegean and in Rhodes Islands. Up to 38C [100.4F] at 3am in the night!

“45.3 Astromeritis CYPRUS; TMIN 33.9 Kas TURKISH JUNE HIGHEST MIN SYRIA: tmin 28.2 Aleppo HOTTEST JUNE NIGHT.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801672688076837336


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“People cool themselves in Nile River amid heatwave in Egypt.

“Boys jump into the Nile River to cool themselves during a heatwave in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt, June 14, 2024. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa).”

https://english.news.cn/20240615/10867cbfaef34b20a57a1632d26367d6/c.html


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“MIDDLE EAST HEAT WAVE – Crazy 47.8 at Aqaba JORDAN on Red Sea coast June record destroyed. 48C in Israel and at Jericho in the West Bank

“COMING NEXT: HORRIFIC Heat wave in IRAQ with 50/53C [127.4F] all over the country and 30/35c at night for 7/10 days.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801685781024772454


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“Biblical plague of locusts hit northern Iraq devastating farms…

“A massive locusts infestation in Iraq’s Sulaymaniyah has left farmers grappling with unprecedented crop damage, particularly watermelons and tomatoes, a staple of the country’s food production… This latest infestation is part of a growing trend of pest-related agricultural challenges linked to climate change.”

https://www.intellinews.com/biblical-plague-of-locusts-hit-northern-iraq-devastating-farms-329860/


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“Heavy rainfall triggered a devastating flood in the Kandovan area of Iran, causing significant damage and sweeping away at least four vehicles…

“The intense downpour, which occurred over a short period, led to severe flooding in the Dezdban area, Darband and Owshan Bridge along the Chalus-Kandovan road.”

https://www.intellinews.com/iran-s-northern-kandovan-area-hit-with-heavy-showers-and-floods-three-missing-329848/


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“HISTORIC HEAT IN INDIA – The current heat wave is the longest India has ever experienced and it will just get worse.

“MINIMUM temp. today was a brutal 36.4C 97.5F] at Alwar [Rajasthan], it’s one of the hottest nights ever recorded anywhere in Asia outside Middle East.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801250813119016980


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“At 34.3 degrees Celsius, Prayagraj [Uttar Pradesh, India] recorded its warmest June night ever on Friday in its 127-year observational history (1898-2024)…

“The IMD has warned that heat wave (Loo) to severe heat wave conditions are likely to continue in most places across the state, with warm night conditions very likely…”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/lucknow-news/blazing-heat-lucknow-hits-45-3-c-hottest-june-day-in-7-years-101718394291009.html


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“Working in ‘hellfire’: Gig workers bear the brunt of India’s heatwave…

““When I am driving my two-wheeler during work, the hot air blowing on my body makes it feel like I am sitting outside a furnace,” says Aman, who goes by a single name. Last month, he fainted…”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/15/working-in-hellfire-gig-workers-bear-the-brunt-of-indias-heatwave


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“Frog wedding held in Varanasi to appease Indian rain god during heatwave as temperatures hit 45C /113F [Gorgeous couple; I just know they’re going to be happy].

“Two frogs were thrown a lavish wedding ceremony to “appease the rain gods” into ending sweltering heatwaves in north India as temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).”

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/climate/heatwave-india-frog-wedding-rain-monsoon-b2562554.html


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“4 forest officials killed while extinguishing fire in India’s Uttarakhand.

“Four forest officials were killed and four others suffered burns while extinguishing a fire at a wildlife sanctuary in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Xinhua reported citing the local officials.”

https://azertag.az/en/xeber/4_forest_officials_killed_while_extinguishing_fire_in_india_039s_uttarakhand-3056534


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“Himalayan region landslides kills 10, leaves 2,400 tourists stranded in northeastern India…

“At least 10 people have died in flooding and landslides across Himalayan regions of India and Nepal following heavy rainfall on Thursday, according to local officials. The severe downpours have also left 2,400 tourists stranded in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/14/india/india-sikkim-landslide-deaths-tourists-stranded-intl-hnk/index.html


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“EXTRAORDINARY HEAT IN CHINA – 191 stations in the North above 40C [104F], 21 had their hottest day in history.

“Temperatures up to 46.3C in the secondary net at Jiaozuo. Dozens of thousands of records are falling from Turkey to Korea all over.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801235493335495144


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“Scorching weather is hitting Japan. Kyoto had 35.9°C, nation’s highest temperature so far this year. Waniura had its hottest June day on record.

“Recently, Japan has been receiving the highest number of tourists in its history. If you visit Japan, please take care in the heat!”

https://x.com/sayakasofiamori/status/1801553957611024781


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“Japan: Torrential Rain Causes Severe Flooding In Okinawa 7…

“The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that record short-term heavy rainfall of about 110 mm [4.3 inches] fell in the vicinity of Tomigusuku City and Itoman City at 10:30 am on the same day, and about 110 mm fell in the vicinity of Haebaru Town and Yaese Town at 10:40 am.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/torrential-rain-prompts-landslide-warning-043841002.html


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“Eternal record heat in THAILAND – Surin broke both the June records of hottest night and hottest day with 28.5/39.5

“June Records heat also in the tourist island of Koh Samui with 29.2/37.9 [103.1F]. Thailand has been breaking records for over 500 consecutive days, every single day.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801593796913660409


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“Toxic mould wreaking havoc on Australian homes after record rain.

“A humid summer and months of record rains have created the perfect breeding ground for toxic mould in homes across Australia. A number of Australians have written in to Today to report having mould “everywhere” that keeps coming back despite repeated cleaning.”

https://9now.nine.com.au/today/toxic-mould-wreaking-havoc-on-australian-homes-after-months-record-rainfall/0f4b33b9-ea38-4c32-91d6-667642903556


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“Brazil’s devastating floods hit ‘Black population on the periphery’ hardest…

“Porto Alegre’s poorest neighborhoods, often closest to rivers and with the worst infrastructure, bore brunt of crisis. It had been raining for nearly a week when the floodwaters first reached Marcelo Moreira Ferreira’s home in Porto Alegre…”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/13/brazil-floods-black-population-affected


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“SOUTH AMERICA RECORD WINTER HEAT – Incredible MINIMUM 27.8C [82F] Nueve Lunas PARAGUAY JUNE HOTTEST NIGHT IN HISTORY.

“June records broken in Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay, including 32.4 Porto Alegre (>100 years of data).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801780918484435058


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“Monkeys and snakes unable to escape as raging wildfires scorch wetlands in Brazil.

“The scorched carcasses of monkeys, snakes and caimans dot the charred expanses of the once-green Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetlands… “The fire is on a very large scale, there is no time for them to escape,” said Delcio Rodrigues, head of the ClimaInfo Institute.“”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/brazil-wildfires-pantanal-animals-dead-b2561772.html


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“Brazil’s Amazon could be in for severe drought double-header.

“In many parts of the Amazon, 2023 was the most intense drought in history. And, according to forecasts from the Amazonas State Civil Defense force, this year’s drought is gearing up to be even worse.”

https://brazilian.report/environment/2024/06/13/amazon-severe-drought-double-header/


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“Photos: State of ‘catastrophe’ as downpours hit Chile.

“Heavy rains lashed much of the country, damaging homes, flooding roads, knocking out power and causing mudslides. Chile’s weather service issued the highest level of alarm, covering some 14 million of the 20 million people living in six of the country’s 16 regions…”

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2024/6/14/photos-state-of-catastrophe-as-downpours-hit-chile


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“Shocking! Today’s rains cause chaos in Tegucigalpa [Honduras]…

“Today, Tegucigalpa has been severely affected by intense rains, which have caused flooding on the main roads of the capital. Videos shared on social networks show huge pools of water that have caused road chaos and damage in several areas of the city.”

https://www.latribuna.hn/2024/06/14/impactante-las-lluvias-de-hoy-causan-caos-en-tegucigalpa-videos/


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“Massive flood event forecast for Central America over the next two weeks!! Certainly possible some locations will receive >4 feet of rain!!

“Terrain makes it life-threatening with flash flooding. The reason: a common, but unusually strong and persistent, Central American Gyre.”

https://x.com/WeatherProf/status/1801813439377035502


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“CENTRAL AMERICA/CARIBBEANS HEAT:

“37.4 [99.3F] San Jorge COSTA RICA JUNE HOTTEST DAY IN HISTORY; 34.6 Lamentin AP MARTINIQUE JUNE RECORD; Tmin 27.8/82F San Juan PUERTO RICO ties again the June Hottest night.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801752554721702198


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“Power Outages Affect 350,000 in Puerto Rico Amid Extreme Heat Wave…

“In Puerto Rico, the mayor of San Juan declared a state of emergency as the island reported widespread power outages, leaving some 350,000 customers without electricity Wednesday night amid soaring temperatures.”

https://www.democracynow.org/2024/6/14/headlines/power_outages_affect_350_000_in_puerto_rico_amid_extreme_heat_wave


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“EXTRAORDINARY IN MEXICO – 51.9c [125.4F] El Cubil, 51.4 Plutarco, 51.0 Rodolfo Valdes – HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN JUNE IN MEXICO, HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN SONORA STATE.

“Dozens of thousands of records are being brutalized all over Americas from Mexico to Argentina.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801325285721165967


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“Connecticut-sized “dead zone” expected to emerge in Gulf of Mexico, potentially killing marine life, NOAA warns.

“Dead zones are areas in the water where oxygen levels are so low that they can kill fish and other marine life. These zones typically emerge because of excessive nutrient pollution caused by human activities, NOAA said.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/connecticut-sized-dead-zone-expected-gulf-of-mexico-marine-life-noaa/


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“Parts of Florida still reeling from severe flooding…

“Extreme flooding is causing major problems for portions of southern Florida after some areas saw nearly two feet of rain. Meanwhile, millions in the northeast were under threat for severe weather.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/parts-of-florida-still-reeling-from-severe-flooding-213032005806


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“An intense heat dome is poised to build across much of the central and eastern United States, bringing triple-digit heat index values all the way into Canada as temperatures reach record levels.

“The National Weather Service is calling for “potentially dangerous and long duration heat.””

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/06/14/heat-wave-forecast-east-central/


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“Canadians learn to live with megafires…

“Forest fires in Canada have never been quite so destructive… Firefighters, rescue workers and residents of at-risk localities are learning to live with the ever-increasing risk of devastating fires. Our correspondents François Rihouay and Joanne Profeta report.”

https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/reporters/20240614-canadians-learn-to-live-with-megafires


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“Ice-free period too long for Southern and Western Hudson Bay polar bear populations if global warming exceeds 1.6 – 2.6C.

“Hudson Bay has warmed over 1 °C in the last 30 years. Coincident with this warming, seasonal patterns have shifted… with longer ice-free periods already substantially impacting recruitment, extirpation for polar bears in this region may already be inevitable.”

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-024-01430-7


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“Antarctic cold spells shatter records amid global heat waves in late winter 2023…

“The highest point, Kunlun Station, recorded its lowest temperature ever observed at -79.4°C… Interestingly, at the same time, record-breaking high temperatures were occurring in South America, which is relatively close to Antarctica.””

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-antarctic-cold-shatter-global-late.html


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“Researchers at the Finnish Arctic Centre at University of Lapland investigate if, and under what conditions, solar geoengineering can be responsibly tested and how research should be governed…

“Research shows that already exceeding 1.5°C global warming could trigger multiple irreversible climate tipping points in the Arctic… “In order to avoid reaching these tipping points many think it is also necessary to investigate climate interventions,” Mettiäinen says.”

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/2024/06/not-ready-it-safe-alter-climate-reduce-global-warming-researchers-arctic-centre-lapland-try


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“Finding an insurance policy is getting harder in places hit by extreme weather…

“Reinsurance companies, which provide insurance for other insurance companies, have raised prices by nearly 40% in the last two years. Those costs are being passed down by primary insurers like Allstate and State Farm, raising premiums and deductibles and reducing coverage.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-policy-harder-extreme-weather.html


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“Swiss Re says industry failed to estimate impact of extreme weather.

“Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurers, has said the industry significantly underestimated the fallout from recent natural disasters across Europe and warned that some areas have become “uninsurable”.”

https://www.ft.com/content/48b3e54a-771a-4a12-a412-527c34311ca9


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“How the makers of a beloved board game reworked it to address the climate crisis…

“Catan: New Energies, is one of the biggest departures for the game so far. Instead of gameplay set in pre-industrial times, New Energies is set in the 21st century, with real elements such as power plants and pollution playing a major role.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/14/world/catan-new-engeries-game-universe-cec/index.html


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