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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“From Black Sea to US Midwest, extreme weather threatens crop output…

“Forecast dryness in the Black Sea region’s breadbasket is likely to stunt sunflower and corn yields, while heavy rain in the U.S. after near-record temperatures threatens to take a toll on crops, squeezing world supplies and pushing prices higher.”

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/black-sea-us-midwest-extreme-weather-threatens-crop-output-2024-06-24/


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“At least 2 dead as devastating Midwest flooding triggers evacuations… [The Big Sioux River at Sioux City has crested more than seven feet above the previous record]

“Flooding in the Midwest has caused severe damage, collapsing a bridge, weakening a dam and forcing the evacuation of a town. Nearly 3 million people in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota and Nebraska have been affected.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/least-2-dead-devastating-midwest-flooding-triggers-evacuations-rcna158706


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“Flooding from torrential rain has ruptured a small dam in Chertsey, Quebec, in Lanaudière, around 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

The dam located on De l’Église Road gave way Sunday evening… About 130 millimetres of rain have fallen in the region in under 36 hours.”

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/en/news/weather/severe/torrential-rain-damages-small-dam-floods-roads-in-chertsey-quebec


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“2024’s violent tornado season has been one of the most active on record − a meteorologist explains the weather behind the outbreaks…

“More than 1,100 tornadoes were reported through May − a preliminary number but nearly twice the 30-year average at that point and behind only 2011, when deadly tornado outbreaks tore across the southeastern U.S.”

https://theconversation.com/2024s-violent-tornado-season-has-been-one-of-the-most-active-on-record-a-meteorologist-explains-the-weather-behind-the-outbreaks-232564


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“‘It’s totally gone’: Historic church destroyed by reported tornado [Wisconsin]…

“According to the Yellowstone & Argyle-Apple Grove Lutheran Parish, a reported tornado is to blame for the destruction of the Apple Grove Lutheran Church, which was founded in 1893. Churchgoers like Chris Wenger said they were shocked by the extent of the damage.”

https://www.kgns.tv/2024/06/24/its-totally-gone-historic-church-destroyed-by-reported-tornado/


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“According to official DOW data, the Greenfield, IA tornado was the #1 strongest tornado EVER measured by the DOW team.

Maximum wind speeds up to 318 MPH were measured for a very short period of time in a very small area of the vortex, beating El Reno and Bridge Creek, OK!”

https://x.com/tymetwx/status/1804648398076752190


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“CARIBBEAN RECORD HEAT:

“Record of hottest June day again in Santo Domingo, capital of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC with 36.6C [97.9F] today, breaking it for the 2nd time this month. Every single Caribbean country broke heat records multiple times this (and each previous) month.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1805369150430187896


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“Another heat record in SOUTH AMERICA.

“36.7C [98.1F] at Tarapoto PERU, it breaks for the 5th time this month its June highest temperature on record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1805400528404595082


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“Storms and hail cause damage in the interior of Rio Grande do Sul and rivers rise in Greater Porto Alegre…

“Among the municipalities hit by heavy rain and [egg-sized] hail, the most affected was Arroio do Tigre, where 80% of houses had damaged roofs. In Greater Porto Alegre , high river levels are already causing flooding and Civil Defense calls for the evacuation of risk areas.”

https://www.brasildefators.com.br/2024/06/24/temporais-e-granizo-causam-estragos-no-interior-gaucho-e-rios-sobem-na-grande-porto-alegre


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““We won’t go back”: 3 in 10 residents of Rio Grande do Sul are thinking about moving house due to climate events…

““We didn’t even think twice, we really looked at each other and said: oh, we’re not going back, we’re not going back.” The statement is from businesswoman Camila Portela. She lives in Venâncio Aires…”

https://climainfo.org.br/2024/06/24/nao-vamos-mais-voltar-3-a-cada-10-moradores-do-rs-pensam-em-mudar-de-casa-em-razao-dos-eventos-climaticos/


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“Body found after Swiss floods, two still missing.

“Swiss rescuers on Sunday found the body of one of three people missing since floods hit the southeastern canton of Grisons, police said… “The probability of finding them alive is low,” said police spokesman William Kloter.”

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20240623-body-found-after-swiss-floods-two-still-missing


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“Destructive giant hail from eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina yesterday… Report via CRNA Hronika BIH…

“Large hail up to 4.5 cm i.d. was reported after the passage of a supercell thunderstorm. The time was based on radar data. Reference: Eyewitness report via BHMETEO.ba (on Facebook).”

https://x.com/severeweatherEU/status/1804855381174181934


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“Second tornado in a month and ten casualties: a hurricane hits Moscow…

“According to the telegram channel “112”, at least ten people were injured due to the hurricane; this figure, apparently, will increase. This is the second time in a month that tornadoes have formed…”

https://moskvichmag.ru/gorod/vtoroe-tornado-za-mesyats-i-desyat-postradavshih-v-moskve-proshel-uragan/


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“Turkey faces fivefold increase in wildfires in June compared to last year.

“The situation in Turkey mirrors broader trends across southern Europe, where countries like Greece and Italy are also grappling with similar challenges due to extreme heat and increasing wildfire activity.”

https://bianet.org/haber/turkey-faces-fivefold-increase-in-wildfires-in-june-compared-to-last-year-296756


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“More records of hottest nights fell last days – TURKEY: Extraordinary MINIMUM 30.9C [87.6F] at Mardin.

“Yesterday in HUNGARY June hottest night on record at Turkeve with a min of 22.4C (POR since 1901).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804936824886014120


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“Why some scientists think extreme heat could be the reason people keep disappearing in Greece…

“Some scientists say what’s happening in Greece offers a warning sign about the impacts of extreme heat on the body, and in particular the brain, potentially causing confusion, affecting people’s decision-making abilities and even their perception of risk.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/19/climate/extreme-heat-brain-greece-tourists/index.html


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“Crew arrested after yacht fireworks spark Greece blaze…

“Thirteen people have been arrested following a forest fire on the Greek island of Hydra, that authorities allege was sparked by fireworks launched from a superyacht. Friday’s blaze burnt through 300 acres of the only pine forest on the renowned tourist island…”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c722p1ljlk9o


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“Prepare for brutal summer after second hottest spring in 64 years [ie on record], warns Murcia government [Spain]…

“The Murcia government is warning residents to expect a scorcher of a summer, so it might just be time to break out those fans and stock up on the sun screen. The stage was set for a scorching high season with June’s above-average day-time temperatures, following an exceptionally warm spring.”

https://spanishnewstoday.com/prepare_for_brutal_summer_after_second_hottest_spring_in_64_years_warns_murcia_government_1000083302-a.html


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“Floods and landslides killed at least 24 people in 10 days in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s largest city, authorities said Monday after an unusually intense start to the rainy season.

“Rain around four times heavier than normal fell on the West African nation’s economic capital over several days, causing spectacular rises in water levels and landslides.”

https://africa.cgtn.com/floods-landslides-kill-24-in-cote-divoires-main-city/


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“Streets turn into rivers as flash floods hit Somali capital…

“Mogadishu’s streets were turned into impassable waterways on Sunday after flash floods that residents said had caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure. Reuters’ David Doyle has more.”

https://www.voaafrica.com/a/streets-turn-into-rivers-as-flash-floods-hit-somali-capital-/7667846.html


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“Dubai to build $8 bn stormwater runoff system after record floods…

“Dubai on Monday announced an $8 billion plan for a stormwater runoff system, two months after an unprecedented deluge and widespread flooding brought the desert state to a standstill.”

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/dubai-build-8-bn-stormwater-140655734.html


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“At least 1,300 hajj pilgrims died during extreme heat, Saudi Arabia says…

““Regrettably, the number of mortalities reached 1,301, with 83% being unauthorised to perform hajj and having walked long distances under direct sunlight, without adequate shelter or comfort,” the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/23/hajj-pilgrimage-death-toll-extreme-heat-mecca-saudi-arabia


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“Just in: 53 DEGREES IN KUWAIT – WORLD CLIMATIC HISTORY REWRITTEN. 53.1 [127.6F] currently at Jahra; we are close to the reliable world record of highest temperature…

“51.7C again at Swiehan in the EMIRATES… 0.1c from Emirate hottest day in climatic history, which might fall tomorrow.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804844715965104588


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“IRAQ hasn’t any relief any hour of the day. For days and days MINIMUMS have been >30C allover the country, often >35C!

“Some records of June maxes yesterday and high mins today: 51.1 [124F] Nassirya; 50.8 Kerbela; 49.9 Azizyah; 49.5 Heet – 36.2 Nassiriya; 34.6 Kannaqin; 34.3 Najaf; 34.2 Rafei.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1804900723525636587


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“Glaciers melting amid scorching heatwave in Northern India.

“The Himalayan glaciers have been dealing with the impact of the heat wave in Northern India there are around 18,000 glaciers in Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh and all of them are melting rapidly as a heat wave continues to grip the region.”

https://www.wionews.com/videos/glaciers-melting-amid-scorching-heatwave-in-northern-india-734767


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“Pakistani delegation arrives in Jammu to discuss Indus Water Treaty…

“India and Pakistan have engaged in a long outstanding water dispute over two hydroelectric projects. Pakistan has objected to the building of the Kishanganga (330 megawatts) and Ratle (850 megawatts) hydroelectric plants by India, saying that it violates the provisions of the treaty.”

https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/pakistani-delegation-arrives-in-jammu-to-discuss-indus-water-treaty/ar-BB1oK9Cw


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“Worsening water crisis can weigh on India’s sovereign credit strength, Moody’s says…

“India’s worsening water shortage, triggered by high consumption amid rapid economic growth and frequent natural disasters, can negatively impact the South Asian nation’s sovereign credit strength, Moody’s Ratings said on Tuesday.”

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/business/worsening-water-crisis-can-weigh-indias-sovereign-credit-strength-moodys-says-4434421


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“Climate change wreaking havoc in farm sector in Kerala, says Minister P. Prasad…

““The farm sector and farmers in the State are bearing the brunt of climate change. To revive the farming culture in the State, we need to adapt the lessons imparted by past generations,” the Minister said.”

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/climate-change-wreaking-havoc-in-farm-sector-in-state-p-prasad/article68323975.ece


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“Bengaluru might shatter weather records by seeing its wettest June in history…

“June in Bengaluru this year is poised to break rainfall records dating back to 1867, with the city already drenched by 203 mm as of Sunday morning. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts continued to project moderate rainfall until Thursday…”

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/bengaluru-news/bengaluru-might-shatter-weather-records-by-seeing-its-wettest-june-in-history-report-101719200077308.html


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“Cloudburst Triggers Floods In Arunachal Pradesh, Rescue Ops Underway…

“A cloudburst on Sunday morning (June 23) caused multiple landslides and severe flooding in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. Secretary Dani Salu from the Disaster Management Department reports on the situation, and local residents share their experiences.”

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/cloudburst-triggers-floods-in-arunachal-pradesh-rescue-ops-underway-595302


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“Landslide kills 8 in China’s central Hunan province after heavy rainfall…

“A landslide in a mountainous area of central China has left eight people dead, state media said Sunday, as parts of the country were placed on high alert for bad weather.”

https://www.voanews.com/a/landslide-kills-8-in-china-s-central-hunan-province-after-heavy-rainfall/7667187.html


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“China intensifies disaster control efforts as torrential rain leads more floods…

“China’s flood control efforts have entered a critical phase, with 33 rivers nationwide exceeding warning levels by Monday evening, according to China’s Ministry of Water Resources.”

https://english.news.cn/20240625/5703d7c9daf948529fb97761886436f3/c.html


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“Record rains paralyse China’s southern city Changsha…

“The level of the rains in June have caught many by surprise. Usually, China enters its peak rainy season in late July. Extreme weather has made storms more intense and unpredictable…”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/record-rains-paralyse-chinas-southern-121309031.html


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“EXTREME HEAT IN CHINA 48 DEGREES. Up to 48.1C [118.6F] at Aidinghu today with the heat set to worsen even more.

“Daytime temperature will be close to 50C all week while night temperatures will increase with tmins up to 35C. Absolutely brutal conditions, not much different from Middle East’.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1805219259267547600


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“South Korea records its hottest June as temperature soars…

“Hot temperatures expanded nationwide, with advisories issued in 92 regions nationwide on June 19, including in the capital Seoul, according to the report.”

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/south-korea-records-its-hottest-june-as-temperature-soars/3256975


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“As South Korea grapples with increasingly severe weather patterns, a growing number of citizens are reporting heightened levels of stress and anxiety related to climate change.

“A 34-year-old office worker referred to only as Lee recently opened up about the severe stress caused by experiencing extreme weather.”

http://koreabizwire.com/climate-anxiety-surges-in-south-korea-as-extreme-weather-intensifies/284903


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“Exceptionally hot nights in JAPAN:

“Several June records were broken including some all time (*) highest Tmins: 29.5 [85.1F] Yonaguni *; 29.5 Iriomote *; 28.9 Hateruma; 27.6 Onoida; 27.4 Miyazaki… Next days Japan can have its hottest June night on record (currently highest Tmin 29.7C).”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1805069332826988962


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“Sydney cops one year’s rain in six months…

“Looking ahead, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures are predicted to persist in the Tasman Sea during the rest of winter. While this doesn’t guarantee more abnormally wet weather, it does increase the potential for rain in the coming months.”

https://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/sydney-cops-one-years-rain-in-six-months/1889556


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“Climate crisis driving exponential rise in most extreme wildfires…

“The scientists also found that the intensity of the worst wildfires had doubled since 2003, and that the six years with the biggest numbers of extreme fires had all occurred since 2017.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/24/climate-crisis-driving-exponential-rise-in-most-extreme-wildfires


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“One surprising effect of wildfires: itchy, irritated skin…

“Researchers theorize that airborne pollutants might set off a cascade of effects within the body by activating an oxidative stress pathway. This damages the skin barrier and prompts an inflammatory response.”

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/one-surprising-effect-of-wildfires-itchy-irritated-skin-202406243052


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“Breaking News!
“Code Yikes!

“On June 21st, the 365-running average for the global mean surface temperature reached 1.64°C above pre-industrial.”

https://x.com/EliotJacobson/status/1805209996545990734


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“Cancelled Experiment to Block the Sun Won’t Stop Rich Donors from Trying…

“Wealthy philanthropists with ties to Wall Street and Silicon Valley are unbowed by a botched climate experiment to limit the amount of sunlight hitting the earth, vowing to continue bankrolling future solar geoengineering tests as temperatures catapult upward.”

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/canceled-geoengineering-experiment-to-block-the-sun-wont-stop-rich-donors/


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