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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“Historic flooding in southern China kills 47, with more floods feared.

“The extreme weather also destroyed some 221 miles of road, damaged more than a hundred bridges and flooded farmland… Henan and Anhui provinces in central China, as well as Jiangsu province on the coast and the southern province of Guizhou, all are expecting hail and strong thunderstorms,”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/historic-flooding-southern-china-guangdong-rcna158253


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“Southern Anhui was hit by the heaviest rainstorm in history, with more than 400mm [15.7 inches] of rainfall in 12 hours.

“The famous Huangshan scenic area was closed urgently.”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1803775784924164487


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“Northern China’s dry summer will be gone as climate change hits hard: study…

““The acceleration of wet bulb temperature increases in northern China challenges the conventional understanding of China’s regional summer climates, which historically categorised the south as hot and humid and the north as dry,” the team wrote in a paper…”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3267351/northern-chinas-dry-summer-will-be-gone-climate-change-hits-hard-study


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“Severe drought forces corn farmers in China’s east to delay planting…

“Record high temperatures have swept across northwest and east China, a key grain producing region, during the crucial corn sowing season, threatening to curb production in the world’s second-largest producer and consumer of the grain.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/severe-drought-forces-corn-farmers-chinas-east-delay-planting-2024-06-21/


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“Warnings of heavy rain, flooding and landslides issued for Kagoshima [Japan]…

“In the city of Ibusuki, 418 millimeters [16.5 inches] of rain were recorded over 24 hours as of 7:20 a.m. on Friday, setting a new all-time high for the location. Some cities, towns and villages in the Satsuma and Osumi regions have also issued warnings for heavy rain.”

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/21/japan/heavy-rain-kagoshima/


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“SOUTHEAST ASIA LATEST RECORDS – THAILAND: Tmax 39.0 [102.2F] Chok Chai hottest June day on record.

“MYANMAR: Tmax 33.0 Loilin Hottest June day on record; Tmin 16.8 Kyaukmae and 19.0 Taungkok Lowest June temperatures on record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1803772830246428903


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“Coldest start to winter in decades in some areas with polar air mass predicted across Australia next week…

“It has been the coldest start to winter in decades for parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and temperatures are expected to remain cooler with a polar air mass predicted to sweep through the entire country in the coming week.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jun/22/coldest-start-to-winter-in-decades-in-some-areas-with-polar-air-mass-predicted-across-australia-next-week


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“TUVALU AGAIN! Historic MINIMUM temperature of 29.3C [84.7F] at Funafuti it’s the HOTTEST JUNE NIGHT EVER RECORDED IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE (it beats the record set earlier this month).

“Despite the end of Nino, all Pacific Islands are breaking heat records non-stop, every day.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804438655299166534


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“Record heat in PARAGUAY never ends – while Patagonia is freezing with near record low temperatures, it’s like an eternal summer in Paraguay.

“More June records: 37.7 [99.9F] Base Adrian Jara; 37.4 Bahia Negra; 36.0 Mariscal; Estigarribia and Puerto Casado 35.0 San Pedro.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804311667737493957


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“Floods are recorded in the Valparaíso region [Chile]: homes in the Concón sector are completely flooded.

“The frontal system has caused great havoc in the coastal commune, causing flooding, rockfalls and flooding in irrigation canals… Authorities continue to closely monitor the situation and work to mitigate the damage…”

https://www.adnradio.cl/2024/06/21/se-registran-inundaciones-en-region-de-valparaiso-viviendas-en-sector-de-concon-se-encuentran-totalmente-anegadas/


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“Death toll rises to 19 as torrential rains continue in El Salvador…

“The torrential rains hitting El Salvador caused the deaths of another six people on Friday when two girls and four adults were killed after being buried in their homes. Wall collapses and landslides on the outskirts of the capital brought a total of 19 dead.”

https://www.business-standard.com/world-news/death-toll-rises-to-19-as-torrential-rains-continue-in-el-salvador-124062200088_1.html


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“Latin America and the Caribbean experiences record dengue cases…

“The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean has reported 9.3 million cases of dengue so far this year, twice the number of cases reported in all of 2023.”

https://caribbean.loopnews.com/content/latin-america-and-caribbean-experiences-record-dengue-cases


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“CARIBBEAN HEAT WAVE:

“Still relentless record heat day and night; today St Eustatius, Dutch Antilles had its hottest June night on record with Tmin 28.2C [82.8F]. The warm sea is keeping air temperatures at perennial record levels.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1803906270648279527


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“A 400% Jump in Cilantro Prices Forces Mexican Taquerias to Get Creative…

“Most of the country’s cilantro supply comes from the central state of Puebla, which like much of the country has suffered from a lack of rain and record-breaking heat. The herb is a staple of Mexican cooking…”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-06-21/cilantro-prices-jump-fourfold-in-mexico-because-of-drought


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“Just in: HISTORIC IN MEXICO 52 DEGREES [125.6F] – yesterday Tapache, Sonora State ties the HIGHEST RELIABLE TEMPERATURE IN MEXICAN HISTORY (=Mexicali Sur, Rancho Williams and Delta July 1995).

“3 stations >51C. This exceptional heat will sweep SW USA: Phoenix can have record hot nights.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804244778931954071


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“Mexico recovering from tropical storm which has left several dead…

“Strong winds and heavy rain have brought destruction and death to Mexico… Many people have sought refuge in shelters, as others assess the damage done to businesses by the storm.”

https://news.sky.com/video/mexico-recovering-from-tropical-storm-which-has-left-several-dead-13156412


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“South Texas still grapples with severe drought despite recent rains…

“Signs of the current drought in our area are evident everywhere we turn. From dry, brown, crispy grass; to rivers, creeks, streams, and lakes running really low. South central Texas has dealt with some level of drought, for almost three years now, that’s over one thousand days.”

https://www.news4sanantonio.com/news/local/parched-land-and-surviving-farms-south-texas-grapples-with-ongoing-drought


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“Supreme Court rejects settlement in water dispute between parched New Mexico and Texas…

“The 5-4 decision rebuffs an agreement that had come recommended by a federal judge overseeing the case over how New Mexico, Texas and Colorado must share water from the Rio Grande.”

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/supreme-court-rejects-settlement-in-water-dispute-between-parched-new-mexico-and-texas


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“Scenes of devastation emerge in New Mexico as ‘dangerous’ floods follow wildfires…

“A total of 8,000 people in the region have been evacuated, with many of them staying in emergency shelters. The larger South Fork fire destroyed some 1,400 buildings in the area, including 500 homes, said New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/new-mexico-flooding-wildfires-heat-b2566226.html


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“A record-breaking number of mosquitoes are carrying West Nile virus around Las Vegas…

““These are huge numbers of mosquitoes, and we’ve already identified a concerning number of them carrying the West Nile virus,” said Vivek Raman, an environmental health supervisor for the Southern Nevada Health District.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/las-vegas-mosquitoes-carrying-west-nile-virus-record-rcna157818


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“Heatwave continues to roast 65m people in US midwest and north-east…

“Record temperatures were set in some areas, with heat indexes that combine temperature and humidity hitting 100F and 110F. Calendar-day highs were broken across Maine, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/heatwave-midwest-north-east


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“Monthly and all-time records were set today in Atlantic Canada, just above 35°C [95F] at Terra Nova Natl Park and Saint John airport (both all-time record highs).

“[Not on map] All-time humidex record in Halifax (42.5), and 0.2 below all-time in Gander (40.3).”

https://x.com/Pat_wx/status/1803951907439800453


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“It’s just natural variability, they said.

“Don’t be a doomer, they said.

“The truth is bad enough, they said. Graph is North Atlantic sea surface temps, June – May, 12-month averages.”

https://x.com/LeonSimons8/status/1803856974682956099


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“Floods, Mayenne, NW France…

“In the Mayenne town of Craon, the flood of the Oudon far exceeded the historic level of 1996, reaching 3.25 meters, compared to 2.86 meters previously… “Since I have lived here in 1948, I have never seen this ,” assures Henri Robert, 78 years old…”

https://www.lemonde.fr/climat/article/2024/06/20/la-mayenne-et-le-maine-et-loire-places-en-vigilance-rouge-inondations_6241773_1652612.html


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“Severe hailstorm damages vineyards in Beaujolais.

“One winemaker remarked how the large hailstones had broken branches off the vines and left them looking “gnawed”…Local media reported that one wine grower had lost €200,000 (£169,067) worth of their harvest in the storm.”

https://news.sky.com/video/france-severe-hailstorm-damages-vineyards-in-beaujolais-13156017


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“Landslide and Flooding Cuts Off Zermatt, Switzerland, From Rest of the World…

“The famous Swiss ski resort Zermatt has been cut off from the rest of the world after a landslide and flooded rivers made roads impassable today, June 21… The river Vispa as well as the Triftbach Creek that runs through the center of the village, have turned into a muddy torrents.”

https://snowbrains.com/landslide-and-flooding-cuts-off-zermatt-switzerland-from-rest-of-the-world/


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“A major electricity blackout has hit Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and most of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, leaving people sweltering in the middle of a severe heatwave.

“Temperatures in Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, reached 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on Friday.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/21/balkan-regions-hit-by-major-power-outage


“It’s a historic heat wave for Balkans and Eastern Europe. Today insane MINIMUMS in CROATIA; 29.3 [84.7F] Tmin and 29.1 Dubrovnik airport – HOTTEST JUNE night in Croatian history. Records are falling in a huge area in Eastern Europe.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804159003263390091


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“A man died on Friday as several forest fires fanned by gale-force winds battered Greece’s southern tip and forced evacuations, the fire brigade said.

“The 55-year-old man was injured in a blaze in the region of Ilia on the Peloponnese peninsula and died at a hospital, said a fire service official.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/greece-battles-wildfires-fanned-by-strong-winds-evacuates-villages-2024-06-21/


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“HISTORIC HEAT WAVE IN TURKIYE – 47.8 [118F] Ceylanpinar ties the HOTTEST DAY EVER RECORDED IN JUNE IN TURKEY.

“Heat in Turkey in the past weeks has been unreal with 44/47C every day for weeks and won’t end in any foreseeable future.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1803872910487982215


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“At least 11 killed in southeast Turkey wildfires…

“Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reported the deaths from the overnight blaze between the cities of Diyarbakir and Mardin on Friday. Seventy-eight people were injured, he said on X, with at least five people in intensive care units.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/6/21/at-least-five-killed-in-southeast-turkey-wildfires


“MEDITERRANEAN HEAT WAVE – 49.4 Adrar ALGERIA June record again!”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1803860476008501444


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“Fears of ‘catastrophe’ in Egypt as Ethiopia prepares to fill Nile dam for fifth time…

“Satellite photos taken last Monday have revealed Ethiopia’s preparations to fill the controversial Great Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Nile for a fifth time, amid Egyptian fears that this could have a catastrophic effect on the amount of essential Nile water it receives.”

https://www.newarab.com/news/fears-disaster-egypt-ethiopia-prepares-fill-nile-dam


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“Why the recent floods in Abidjan [Ivory Coast] are unprecedented…

“…the most significant damage was recorded in the residential commune of Cocody, where 205 millimeters [8 inches] of rain fell in 72 hours , or a quarter of the precipitation expected over the entire three months of the rainy season.”

https://www.dw.com/fr/cote-d-ivoire-inondations-abidjan-degats-morts-urbanisation/a-69436293


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“How ‘Searching For Amani’ spotlights climate change through a tragic personal story [Kenya]…

“Aspiring journalist Simon Ali, 12 when the filmmakers first met him, is devastated after his father, a very well respected nature guide in Laikipia’s largest wildlife conservancy, is shot dead. Simon’s investigations into the crime reveal some uncomfortable home truths about land ownership, grazing rights and climate change.”

https://www.screendaily.com/features/how-searching-for-amani-spotlights-climate-change-through-a-tragic-personal-story/5194739.article


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“One man’s desperate search for wife as more than 1,000 hajj pilgrims die in extreme heat…

“Hoda Nagib and her husband had walked 20km in the baking sun in Saudi Arabia when she told him that she needed to rest. The couple, who are in their 60s, had just scaled Mount Arafat, along with thousands of other white-robed pilgrims…”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/climate-engineering-off-us-coast-could-increase-heatwaves-in-europe-study-finds


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“Exceptional heat in BAHRAIN = Yesterday MINIMUM temperature was 36.6C [98F] in the International Airport, hottest June night ever recorded in Bahrain.

“Minimums >35C are currently being exceeded in 12 countries!”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804109161996644805


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“Record heat is ALL OVER Middle East:

“51.7C [125F] today at Rabiya KUWAIT all time high; up to 51C at Nassirya in IRAQ ties June record; >49C again in Algeria, Oman, Emirates. June record again at Alula SAUDI ARABIA 47.1”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804230523050426484


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“An unprecedented heatwave has pushed temperatures in several Iranian cities to record highs, with Ahvaz in the southwestern province of Khuzestan registering as one of the world’s hottest spots…

“Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, is also facing temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius, causing power cuts and increasing numbers of people headed to hospital, INA reported.”

https://www.intellinews.com/iranian-city-among-world-s-hottest-as-heatwave-grips-middle-east-330740/


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“Rise in night temperatures amid relentless heatwave leaves Indians sleepless…

“The analysis comes just a couple of days after Delhi recorded its hottest night ever on Wednesday with the minimum temperature staying at 35.2C, eight degrees above normal.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/india-heatwaves-2024-night-temperatures-delhi-b2566414.html


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“As climate change imperils Taliban’s shift from opium, impact could be felt worldwide…

“Two years after the Taliban banned opium, Afghan farmers turning to alternative crops are discovering that many no longer grow easily here because of the impact of climate change, imperiling poppy eradication efforts.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/21/afghanistan-taliban-opium-climate-change/


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“Global warming has significantly altered plant growth patterns on the Tibetan Plateau (TP) over the past three decades.

“Plants adjust their growth trajectories in response to climate change, prioritizing leaf and stem growth or root extension to better absorb nutrients from the sun, atmosphere, or soil.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-reveal-effects-climate-belowground-biomass.html


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“Floods strand over 2m people in Bangladesh…

“The south-Asian nation is among the world’s most densely populated and highly prone to flooding. Swelling rivers are fed by monsoon rains and Himalayan snowmelt, aggravated by global warming. The country’s north-east has been especially hard hit.”

https://www.dw.com/en/floods-strand-over-2m-people-in-bangladesh/video-69443955


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“Climate activists bemoan scant progress on finance as COP29 looms.

“Finding the finance needed to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis will be “a very steep mountain to climb”, the UN has conceded, as two vital international conferences failed to produce the progress needed to generate funds for poor countries.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/climate-activists-bemoan-scant-progress-on-finance-as-cop29-looms


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“How companies are starting to back away from green targets…

“This year, corporate leaders in a range of sectors have acknowledged they cannot meet their greenhouse gas emissions targets set, in some cases, several years ago. Large corporations, including Unilever, Bank of America and Shell, have in the past year dropped or missed goals…”

https://www.ft.com/content/c9fee776-1471-442c-aae8-8d78fe60faeb


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“Climate engineering off US coast could increase heatwaves in Europe, study finds…

“The paper shows that targeted interventions to lower temperature in one area for one season might bring temporary benefits to some populations, but this has to be set against potentially negative side-effects in other parts of the world and shifting degrees of effectiveness over time.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/climate-engineering-off-us-coast-could-increase-heatwaves-in-europe-study-finds


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