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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“With half the month now behind us, June 2024 is very likely to be the warmest June on record.

“It is on track to beat 2023’s record by nearly 0.2C, and may represent an ominous sign that global temperatures are not falling very quickly despite the fading of El Nino conditions.”

https://x.com/hausfath/status/1802819464528015613


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“This past Thursday, June 13, 2024, was the hottest June day in Earth’s recorded history, with an average global surface air temperature of 16.80°C (62.3°F).

“This beats the old record from the previous day… Record-smashing heatwaves are ongoing in India, China, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean, just to name a few places.”

https://x.com/US_Stormwatch/status/1802380988036845733


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“We are now at 459 consecutive days (and counting) of record global sea surface temperatures, beginning March 14, 2023.

“This mayhem started well before last year’s El Niño had any influence. Expecting ocean temperatures to return to their pre-2023 levels this year is a fantasy.”

https://x.com/EliotJacobson/status/1802451853386666136


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“Fierce heat wave in RUSSIA – Temperatures up to 40C and even 39C at 52/53 latitudes, at record levels for mid June (some close to full monthly records).

“Also tropical nights Tmins >20C) as north as 57N latitude, unheard for this time of the year.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802402606096015781


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“Climate change casts a shadow over Britain’s biggest food export… Scottish salmon farms endure a rising mortality rate…

“…according to the Scottish government, the industry is worth more than £1bn ($1.3bn) annually and supports around 12,000 jobs. Last year salmon—almost all of it reared in Scotland—was Britain’s biggest food export, well ahead of cheddar and lamb.”

https://www.economist.com/britain/2024/06/17/climate-change-casts-a-shadow-over-britains-biggest-food-export


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Potato shortages: ‘The way the weather is going, it’s a bit frightening’ [Ireland]…

““I’ve never seen anything like it in 35 years, I’ve never seen such a shortage,” says Dan Horan, owner of Horan’s Fruit and Veg in Tralee and Killarney, Co Kerry… Last year’s growing season was described by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) as “the worst in living memory” due to similar conditions…”

https://www.irishtimes.com/environment/climate-crisis/2024/06/15/planting-potatoes-in-june-the-way-the-weather-is-going-its-a-bit-frightening/


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“Jeremy Clarkson issues worrying update on future of Clarkson’s Farm ahead of season four…

“Clarkson …took to Instagram to share an aerial photo of Diddly Squat Farm showing how the rain has already ruined some of this year’s plans, meaning the farm is at risk of not producing any profitable crops. He told fans: “It’s going to be a rough year. All that seed sowed, drowned with the constant rain.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/jeremy-clarkson-issues-worrying-update-33050081


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“Spinach shortage looms as rain continues to waterlog fields [Netherlands]…

“Spinach takes four to five weeks to reach maturity, so farmers sow their fields continually to be sure of enough stock. But the continual rain means “we are still starting up,” spinach grower Edwin van Uijen said. “The spinach still in the fields has had it. The soil is too wet so the roots die and then the crop fails.””

https://www.dutchnews.nl/2024/06/spinach-shortage-looms-as-rain-continues-to-waterlog-fields/


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“Athletes warn ‘hottest Games on record’ could threaten lives at Paris Olympics…

“The Paris Olympics could be the hottest Games on record, with leading athletes warning that the intense heat forecast for competition could lead to athletes collapsing or – in a worst-case scenario – dying in competition.”

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jun/18/paris-olympics-2024-weather-summer-temperatures-extreme-heat


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“Death toll rises as heatwaves hit Cyprus, Greece and Türkiye: Will this be Europe’s hottest summer?

“A missing American tourist was found dead on the beach on a small island west of Corfu on Sunday, according to local media reports. The remains of a Dutch tourist were found on the eastern Greek island of Samos on Saturday. These are just the latest…”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/06/17/death-toll-rises-as-heatwaves-hit-cyprus-greece-and-turkiye-will-this-be-europes-hottest-s


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“Historic hot night in EGYPT – MINIMUM TEMPERATURE of 34.6C [94.3F] at Aswan today is the HOTTEST JUNE NIGHT EVER RECORDED IN EGYPT.

“That happens a few days after the Egyptian hottest day ever.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802665416222703998


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“Photos: Once fruitful, Libyan village suffers amid climate crisis…

“In the Libyan village of Kabaw in the Nafusa Mountains, Mohamed Maakaf waters an ailing fig tree… Kabaw was once flourishing and known for its figs, olives and almonds. Now its fields are mostly barren and battered by climate change-induced drought.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2024/6/17/photos-once-fruitful-libyan-village-suffers-amid-climate-crisis


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“Water crisis batters war-torn Sudan as temperatures soar…

“War, climate change and man-made shortages have brought Sudan—a nation already facing a litany of horrors—to the shores of a water crisis. “Since the war began, two of my children have walked 14 kilometers (nine miles) every day to get water for the family,” Issa, a father of seven, told AFP from North Darfur state.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-crisis-batters-war-torn-sudan.html


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“Too Hot for Peace: Desertification, Global Warming Fueling Middle East Unrest…

“The increasing temperatures in the region are making natural resources, especially water, ever scarcer and making warfare conditions harder than ever… the extreme heat is becoming a common enemy to Israelis, Palestinians, and neighboring countries, regardless of what side they take in the current war.”

https://themedialine.org/life-lines/too-hot-for-peace-desertification-global-warming-fueling-middle-east-unrest/


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“14 Jordanian, 5 Iranian pilgrims die at Saudi Hajj from extreme heat [50+C and tmin 33C at night].

“Climate change is having a significant impact on the Gulf. In addition to the effects of rising temperatures, the Gulf experienced record rainfall during the spring. Cities in the region are ill-equipped to deal with some of the effects of climate change.”

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2024/06/14-jordanian-5-iranian-pilgrims-die-saudi-hajj-extreme-heat


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“Southern Iraq’s marshlands face severe drought…

“Abu Ahmed Abbas, a water buffalo breeder, told Kurdistan 24, “We ask the local authorities to provide us with our share of the water that we once had. We are facing a dire situation. The color of our water has changed and is no longer useful for drinking for animals and agriculture.””

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/35437-Southern-Iraq%27s-marshlands-face-severe-drought


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“Record heat all over the tropics including all Indian Ocean islands:

“MAURITIUS 33.4 [92.1F] Agalega Island Hottest June day in Maurutius history. REUNION ISLAND: Tmin 25.0 Le Port Hottest June night in Reunion.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801910016808800533


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“Skies are raining fire, Delhi on red alert: When will the heatwave end?

“…The primary cause of the heatwave in Delhi is the dry and warm westerly winds from Rajasthan and southern Haryana. These winds continue through the night, raising night-time temperatures. Additionally, a western disturbance has led to partly cloudy skies, which hinder night-time cooling…”

https://www.business-standard.com/india-news/skies-are-raining-fire-delhi-on-red-alert-when-will-the-heatwave-end-124061800267_1.html


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“Delhi water crisis: DJB office vandalised, 3 injured in clash over tap access…

“The ongoing water crisis in Delhi has sparked protests, vandalism, and heated political exchanges across the capital. On Sunday, unidentified individuals vandalised the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) office in Chhatarpur amid the severe water shortage, reported ANI.”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-news/delhi-water-crisis-djb-office-vandalised-3-injured-in-clash-over-tap-access-top-updates-101718527583976.html


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“HISTORIC IN INDIA – Brutal MINIMUM TEMPERATURE of 37.0C [98.6F] at Alwar today IS THE HOTTEST NIGHT EVER RECORDED ANYWHERE IN INDIA, tying 2 same minimums recorded previously at Gwalior.

“Also tmin 34.6 Phlalodi, 34.5 Churu, 34.0 Narnaul.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802647048384111060


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“Flood situation worsens in Assam, more than 100,000 people affected.

“According to the daily flood report of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), more than 1,05,700 people are hit due to the floods in Baksa, Barpeta, Darrang, Dhemaji, Goalpara, Karimganj, Nagaon and Nalbari districts.”

https://www.business-standard.com/india-news/flood-situation-worsens-in-assam-more-than-100000-people-affected-124061700892_1.html


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“Four missing in China’s Xinjiang after flash floods, mudslides…

“Flash floods in China’s Changji on Tuesday engulfed a car, and four people are missing, Chinese state media reported, as heavy rains and mudslides in several parts of the country cause widespread destruction and trigger mass evacuations.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/four-missing-chinas-xinjiang-after-flash-floods-mudslides-2024-06-18/


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“Since June 16, extreme rainstorms in Longyan, Fujian and Meizhou, Guangdong have caused nine deaths and 17 missing [429 mm / 16.9 inches of rain fell in 20 hours].

“The Hanjiang River experienced the largest flood in history, with a peak flow of 12,400 cubic meters per second, more than 10 times the usual level.”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998


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“Hong Kong to keep stock market open during typhoons…

“Hong Kong regularly experiences typhoons between June and October, but officials have warned residents to expect more powerful and unpredictable storms in the future due to climate change.

https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2024/6/18/hong-kong-to-keep-stock-market-open-during-typhoons


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“HISTORIC HEAT IN TAIWAN – For the first time >40C [104F] in June. 40.1 Tea Farm in Taitung county, 40.0 Taimali.

“140 countries/territories are breaking records these days in dozens of thousands of stations.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1801977971420328124


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“This summer could be Japan’s hottest yet…

“Scorching heat is looking to be the norm for the next few months, as Japan is likely to go through another sweltering hot summer following last year’s. Summer 2023 was the hottest summer in Japan on record, and this year’s average centigrade is expected to rise…”

https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/news/this-summer-could-be-japans-hottest-yet-061724


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“PARAGUAY AGAIN! CRAZY WINTER HEAT: 38.3C [100.9F] Infante Rivarola yesterday HOTTEST JUNE DAY IN PARAGUAY HISTORY.

“CRAZY MINIMUMS too: 27 San Pedro and Puerto Casado, 26 Concepcion, 24.6 San Estanislao and Asuncion, 24.2 Caaazapa, 23.8 Villarica, 23.5 Pedro Juan Caballero. AC 24/7 in winter.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802072143838265776


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More flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande Do Sul – “Paranhana River overflows in Três Coroas and hits neighborhoods…

“…the city hall announced, at 5 pm this Sunday (16), that the level of the Paranhana River is at an overflow alert level, at 3.50 meters. According to the city’s Civil Defense, the river overflowed its banks in the late afternoon and reached some neighborhoods.”

https://www.abcmais.com/brasil/rio-grande-do-sul/tempestade-rio-paranhana-transborda-em-tres-coroas-e-atinge-bairros/amp/


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“Oranges just the latest food hit by climate change… After bananas and coffee, citrus fruits are now succumbing to disease and weather as Brazil’s crop collapses…

“In Brazil, cultivator of over a third of the world’s oranges and by far the biggest exporter of orange juice at 70 per cent, experts are warning of a crash in orange production…”

https://www.scmp.com/opinion/world-opinion/article/3266766/oranges-just-latest-food-hit-climate-change-they-wont-be-last


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“SOUTH AMERICA HEAT WAVE – Another historic record in Brazil with 37.2C [99F] yesterday at Cuiaba which tied its June record set in 1943.

“June record also at Cobija, Bolivia, which broke the monthly heat records of every single month since mid 2023.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802498648636260667


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“One dead, thousands of homes damaged after storm hits Chile.

“An ongoing storm lashing south-central Chile left one person dead and forced over 11,000 people from their homes, local authorities said on Monday. Heavy rains impacted nine regions…”

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2024-06-18/One-dead-thousands-of-homes-damaged-after-storm-hits-Chile-1uwLEG9jhbq/p.html


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“Rescuers find more victims after a landslide in Ecuador, rising the death toll to 8…

“Heavy rains over the weekend drenched several provinces of Ecuador, but the community of Baños was one of the most affected when a hill partially collapsed Sunday and swept over some houses and vehicles.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/ecuador-ap-pain-quito-amazon-b2564313.html


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“At least 13 killed in Central America as heavy rains trigger floods, landslides…

“In El Salvador, the hardest hit country so far, five people died Monday in a landslide in the western district of Tacuba, in the department of Ahuachapan, Civil defense chief Luis Amaya said. Those deaths follow two fatalities recorded on Sunday…”

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20240618-13-killed-in-central-america-as-heavy-rains-spark-floods-landslides


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“CARIBBEANS RECORD HEAT – One day without records in MARTINIQUE? Possible? No way! Monthly territorial again with 35.7C [96.3F] at Ducos…

“And….HOTTEST JUNE night again in HONDURAS: Tmin 29.5C Roatan.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1802817255274901601


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“A water war is looming between Mexico and the US. Neither side will win…

“…experts say the pray-for-rain approach is a risky, short-term strategy in the face of a knotty long-term problem. The conflict underscores the immense difficulties of navigating how to share shrinking water resources in a hotter, drier world.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/17/climate/water-conflict-us-mexico-heat-drought/index.html


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“Wildfire forces New Mexico town of Ruidoso to evacuate…

“The South Fork Fire was spreading just northwest of the town of 7,700 people. As of Monday evening, it had grown to an estimated 360 acres and was threatening multiple structures, according to the New Mexico Forestry Division…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/06/17/new-mexico-fire-ruidoso/


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“Homes now threatened as LA wildfire grows to 15,000 acres and 1,200 are evacuated…

“By Monday morning, the blaze had grown to 15,610 acres, with some 50 homes being threatened. Over the weekend, authorities evacuated residents who live in Hungry Park Lake, as crews worked to construct perimeter fire lines around the blaze.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-post-fire-evacuations-b2564129.html


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“A heat wave not seen in decades will send temperatures soaring for more than half the US population…

“Hundreds of records could be tied or broken this week as a massive heat dome parks over part of the East. Multiple all-time June high temperature records could fall as the heat rises to levels normally seen only on the hottest July days.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/17/weather/heat-wave-east-us-climate-monday/index.html


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“How’s the water in Charlottetown Harbour? It’s already warm — and swarming with jellyfish [Prince Edward Island, Canada]…

“”Usually swarms of this size happen later in August, sometimes in the early fall,” said aquatic science biologist Jeff Clements… The sheer amount is also attracting tourists. People along the boardwalk are stopping to take photos and ask why there are so many.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-early-jellyfish-1.7235758


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“How a microscopic coastal creature may become deadlier in our changing climate.

“Between 2014 and 2015, a “blob” of record-breaking warm water traversed the west coast of the U.S… amid this devastation, one microscopic creature thrived or “bloomed”—a neurotoxin-producing diatom called Pseudo-nitzschia…”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-microscopic-coastal-creature-deadlier-climate.html


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“UN food chief: Poorest areas have zero harvests left…

“Martin Frick told the BBC that some of the most deprived areas had now reached a tipping point of having “zero” harvests left, as extreme weather was pushing already degraded land beyond use. He said that as a result, parts of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America were now dependent on humanitarian aid.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c977r51e1z0o


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“‘Scared as hell’: Climate scientists risk jobs, jail to save dying planet…

“Potential impacts on employment, health and professional reputations are real considerations when scientists speak out publicly about climate change, particularly when emotions run high.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/6/16/what-grief-for-a-dying-planet-looks-like-climate-scientists-on-the-edge-2


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