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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“Arctic wildfires tear through Russia’s Far North releasing megatonnes of carbon.

“Hot, dry weather has created conditions conducive for fires to ignite in the Arctic. Intense wildfires above the Arctic Circle this June have released megatonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, according to EU scientists.”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/06/28/arctic-wildfires-tear-through-russias-far-north-releasing-megatonnes-of-carbon


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“Canada’s 2023 wildfires created four times more emissions than planes did last year – report.

“The fire spewed nearly four times the carbon emissions as airplanes do in a year, study authors said. It’s about the same amount of carbon dioxide that 647m cars put in the air in a year, based on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/27/canada-2023-wildfires-carbon-emissions


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“HISTORIC HEAT WAVE IN EUROPE: MIN. 24.4 [75.9F] Sunndalsøra HOTTEST JUNE NIGHT IN NORWAY…

“RECORDS MAXES: LITHUANIA 34.0 Druskininku; LATVIA 32.9 Zilani; ESTONIA 31.5 Väike-Maarja and 30.7 Heltermaa.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806780239172747513


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“Bumblebees are missing from gardens after record rainfall in spring, experts have warned [UK].

“The UK had the wettest spring on record, with rainfall on most days in April and May, delaying queen bees from setting up colonies, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust said.”

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/experts-warn-of-bumblebee-decline-after-record-rainfall-in-spring/ar-BB1p3MHe


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“In 8 months, about 1,000 liters of rain fell on each square meter of the Netherlands. This is completely unprecedented in observed history.

“But not completely unexpected, considering the record shattering temperatures of the North Atlantic and increased evaporation.”

https://x.com/LeonSimons8/status/1806721097959723388


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“Exceptional heat wave in EUROPE:

“Records of June warm nights were broken in GERMANY: 20.8 [69.4F] Potsdam; 20.2 Hamburg-Neuwiedenthal; 19.2 Ummendorf; 19.2 Bevern; 18.7 Helgoland.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806271081298161990


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“Severe hailstorm damages hundreds of homes and crops in southeastern Poland…

“The storm caused significant damage across multiple counties, including Rzeszów, Jarosław, Przemyśl, Przeworsk, and Brzozów. Over 2,700 firefighters were involved in the emergency response in the affected areas.”

https://tvpworld.com/78981330/severe-hailstorm-damages-hundreds-of-homes-and-crops-in-southeastern-poland


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“Is the future of Italy tropical? Why Sicilian farmers are trading olives for papayas…

“Facing rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable rainfall, some Sicilian farmers are trading their traditional crops for exotic fruits like mangoes, avocados, bananas, and papayas, heralding a new era in Italian agriculture.”

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/italy-sicily-agriculture-tropical-climate


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“Heat waves in Europe are getting more dangerous. Here’s what that means for travellers…

““The climate crisis that we’ve been fearing will happen in 10 or 15 years is already here in some parts of the world. That’s the scary part,” Roo Clark, 28, from Suffolk in eastern England, who is currently staying with his girlfriend on the Greek island of Skyros, told CNN.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/29/travel/heat-waves-in-europe-are-getting-more-dangerous-heres-what-that-means-for-travelers/index.html


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“Turkish wildfires threaten historic sites, ancient city of Assos.

“Turkey’s wildfire season has recently received national attention as a fire threatens the ancient city of Assos. The fire has burned 90 percent of the historic area, according to an Agence France-Presse report…”

https://wildfiretoday.com/2024/06/28/turkish-wildfires-threaten-historic-sites-ancient-city-of-assos/


“HISTORIC 50 DEGREES IN ALGERIA For the first time in June! 50.3 Ouargla [122.5F]; 50.1 Hassi Messaoud; 49.4 Touggourt; 48.2 El Oued; 46.7 Ghardaia… In TUNISIA June record at El Kef with 44.4C.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806396235827359914


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“Fulani herders struggle as water stress forces longer journeys in the Sahel.

“As climate change brings more heat and erratic rainfall to the Sahel region of Burkina Faso, many people are struggling to find enough water to produce food. But the impacts of this water stress are different for farmers versus herders and men versus women.”

https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2024/06/fulani-herders-struggle-as-water-stress-forces-longer-journeys-in-the-sahel/


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“No winter – SOUTHERN AFRICA – Summer temperatures 30/35C are also relentless in NAMIBIA and SOUTH AFRICA, despite being officially winter with also tropical nights. AC 24/7.

“After recording maxes up to 36.6C [97.9F], Walvis Bay yesterday had a tmin of 23.6C, highest ever in June.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806646739027325211


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“RECORD HEAT ALL OVER ASIA – SAUDI ARABIA MIN 35.0 [95F] Makkah Hottest June night on record, just a few days after its hottest day.

“44.0 Najran 1200m all time high tied; 46.0 Sharurah monthly record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806306790029623638


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“Climate crisis sees rise in illegal water markets in the Middle East…

“Water delivery via road is increasingly relevant in major cities worldwide. In parts of the world, urban water networks have deteriorated to such a degree that 1 billion people already face frequent public water supply interruptions. This has led to a proliferation of informal water markets.”

https://smartwatermagazine.com/blogs/christian-klassert/climate-crisis-sees-rise-illegal-water-markets-middle-east


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“Crops, orchards and farming land in Georgia’s eastern regions have been “completely devastated” by a powerful hail storm…

“Georgian weather experts expected the weather to worsen this afternoon and forecast heavy rain and strong hail to batter the entire country, including capital city Tbilisi.”

https://agenda.ge/en/news/2014/1413#gsc.tab=0


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“Mudslides, Floods Claim 5 More Lives In Southern Kyrgyzstan…

“Mudslides and floods caused by heavy rain killed five people in Kyrgyzstan’s southern region of Osh, local emergency officials told RFE/RL on June 28. Rescue efforts are under way in the Nookat district, where mudslides took out two bridges…”

https://www.rferl.org/a/mudslides-floods-kill-five-kyrgyzstan-rain/33013516.html


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“Central Asian Farmers Face Drastic, Growing Water Shortages…

“Farmers in three Central Asian countries who rely on the Ferghana Valley watershed have been forced to cut irrigation to a minimum and many have abandoned thirsty crops as they struggle to keep fruit trees alive.”

https://www.rferl.org/a/ferghana-valley-water-crisis-kyrgyzstan-uzbekistan-tajikistan-drought-farms-shortage-climate/33013411.html


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“HISTORIC HEAT ALL OVER ASIA – Hundreds of records broken.

“Insane MINIMUMS up to 34.3C [93.7F] in CHINA >30C In KAZAKHSTAN the highest in history for some stations: 30.4 Shardara, 29.8 Bektauta etc. MAX: 40.1 Tokmak KYRGYZSTAN record. SIBERIA 35C latitude 60N dozens of records.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806688364894068798


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“Days after heat wave, intense rain causes roof collapse at New Delhi airport, killing 1 person…

“According to the department, as much as 9 inches of rain fell in New Delhi in the last 24 hours, nearly three times the amount the city usually receives in the entire month of June. The intense rain follows a punishing heat wave…”

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-06-28/days-after-heatwave-intense-rain-causes-roof-collapse-at-new-delhi-airport-killing-1-person


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“‘Smoke was so thick’: Forest fires scorch Indian mountains amid heatwave…

“Nainital residents say the frequency and intensity of the fires have worsened in recent years, and that the fires are reaching increasingly closer to human settlements. That’s what happened that evening.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2024/6/28/smoke-was-so-thick-forest-fires-scorch-indian-mountains-amid-heatwave


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“Heat wave in Hong Kong might break record length…

“The current record for a heatwave in Hong Kong was back in 2016, when the Very Hot Weather warning was in place for nine consecutive days. Should the warning still be in force on Saturday, June 29, it will reach the 10th day on record.”

https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/news/heat-wave-in-hong-kong-might-break-record-length-062824


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“Nearly 5 billion people lived under extreme temperatures in June, study finds.

“Once-in-50-years heatwaves now occur five times more often and are 1.5C warmer… More than 60 per cent of the world’s population endured extreme heat driven by the climate crisis over nine days in mid-June, according to a new study.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/heatwave-june-temperatures-climate-change-b2570608.html


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“Extreme hail in Yanqing, Beijing this afternoon!

“The hailstorm in Yanqing caused extensive damage to vehicles, buildings, and agricultural crops, creating a substantial economic impact. Local authorities in both are working tirelessly to assess the damage and begin recovery efforts.”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1806305009921130715


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“China Disaster Relief: Landslides, road collapses after heavy rainfall in southern Anhui [over 1000mm / 40 inches over the past 10 ten days].

“In Anhui Province, heavy rainfall and floods have caused several landslides and hundreds of collapsed roads, in one of its mountainous counties. Reporter Wu Bin has the story.”

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2024-06-27/VHJhbnNjcmlwdDc5NDgx/index.html


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“Endless record heat in INDONESIA.

“Semarang broke again its record of June hottest night in both city and airport stations with minimum temperatures of 27.5C [81.5F] and 27.2C. Record heat in the Pacific Ocean islands has been going on for 14 months and it’s not going away.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806598420020281640


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“Indonesia’s Tenggerese pray for rain as climate change threatens crops…

“Asih said she used to be able to harvest her cabbage farm three times a year, but due to the scarce rains, she can now only manage one harvest. “When there are no more rains, we cannot grow another cycle of crop,” Asih said.”

https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2024/6/27/indonesias-tenggerese-pray-for-rain-as-climate-change-threatens-crops


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“Endless record warmth in AUSTRALIA – MINIMUM temperatures which are more summery than wintry in Queensland up to 26.5C [79.7F] at Coconut Island.

“June records of high minimums: 25.6C Lockhart River; 25.2C Coen; 20.5C Mareeba.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806628949012738232


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“Drought threatens food and wine production in Tasmania’s south-east.

“Drought is threatening the future of food and wine production in Tasmania’s south-east, with the federal government knocking back a bid for $150 million for an irrigation scheme. Farmers are putting development plans on hold as they try to work through the current conditions and a changing climate.”

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-29/drought-threatens-food-wine-production-southeast-tasmania/104020072


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“Antarctic ice shelves hold twice as much meltwater as previously thought…

“The researchers also found that slush and pooled meltwater leads to 2.8 times more meltwater formation than predicted by standard climate models, since it absorbs more heat from the sun than ice or snow. The results… could have profound implications for ice shelf stability and sea level rise.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-antarctic-ice-shelves-meltwater-previously.html


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“Patagonia cold snap sees parts of Argentina colder than Antarctica…

“The freeze is so deep that in the Tierra del Fuego provincial hamlet of San Sebastián, the sea froze, leaving otherworldly images of solid waves along the coastline after temperatures dipped to -12°.”

https://buenosairesherald.com/environment/patagonia-cold-snap-sees-parts-of-argentina-colder-than-antarctica


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“Tarapoto again! For the 5th time this PERUVIAN town broke its June record of highest temperature with 36.9C [98.4F].

“Since mid 2023 South America has been breaking heat record no-stop and this trend is expected to continue in July, still under a Nino pattern despite its official end.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806837318004707657


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“Record of June hottest night again at San Juan Puerto Rico with a minimum of 82F/27.8C, recorded multiple times already this month and also 1F from the all time high minimum.

“Abnormal warm water in the Caribbean is causing 100% of all islands to break records continuously.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1806473991919390803


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“The impact of unprecedented global temperatures on wild fish…

“Oceans are the hottest they have ever been recorded and warming faster than predicted. In this blog, our campaign researcher Danny explores the impact of these rising temperatures on wild fish including the migratory Atlantic salmon.”

https://wildfish.org/blog/the-impact-of-unprecedented-global-temperatures-on-wild-fish/


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“Tampa Bay sees first sawfish death amid mysterious die-off...

“Smalltooth sawfish, known for their long snouts lined with teeth, have been endangered since 2003… At least 53 sawfish have died so far this year, the Times reported. More are believed to be sick, and other species including stingrays, sharks and groupers have also been affected.”

https://www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2024/06/27/south-florida-sawfish-die-off-hits-tampa-bay


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“North Texas battles growing West Nile virus threat after record rainfall.

“Experts predicted the rainy spring would lead to a significant increase in the mosquito population, and we’re now seeing its impact on the spread of West Nile virus in North Texas.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/texas/video/north-texas-battles-growing-west-nile-virus-threat-after-record-rainfall/


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“Climate change is multiplying the probability of deadly heat waves in the US and Central America.

“In Mexico, at least 125 people have died from high temperatures since March, while records were broken in Honduras and Guatemala. Citizens of the region could experience between five and six of these scenarios throughout their lifetimes.”

https://english.elpais.com/climate/2024-06-29/climate-change-is-multiplying-the-probability-of-deadly-heat-waves-in-the-us-and-central-america.html


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“All-time record for warmest low temp in Phoenix in June broken Thursday night.

“The high on Thursday reached 112 degrees during the day and only dropped to 95 degrees at night, breaking the all-time record. The previous record for the warmest low in June was 93 degrees in 1990.”

https://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2024/06/28/phoenix-sees-record-breaking-warmest-low-temperature-in-june/74246384007/


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“More residents in parts of Arizona’s most populous county [Maricopa] asked to evacuate as a wildfire threatens homes…

““It definitely puts a little bit of a panic into your mind right away,” a Scottsdale woman told CNN affiliate KPNX. “We made a plan. We have had a plan. We have lots of friends in the area that have trucks and trailers ready to go when we are.””

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/06/28/us/arizona-boulder-view-fire-maricopa-county/index.html


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“‘Fecal soup’ could be lurking in Iowa floodwaters, health experts warn…

“…residents in several counties in northwest Iowa are being advised to find alternative water sources, as the precipitation likely caused overflows or breaches in the manure storage basins designed to contain the waste produced by the millions of farm animals within the region’s agriculture industry.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/fecal-soup-lurking-iowa-floodwaters-health-experts-warn/story?id=111477065


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“These maps show how a hot June quickly worsened drought in the eastern U.S…

““Several rounds of hot temperatures along with several weeks of dry weather has led to rapidly deteriorating conditions across the upper Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic,” wrote the Drought Monitor in its latest update…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2024/06/28/hot-june-drought-development/


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“Much of North Carolina’s corn crop a ‘total loss’ as drought conditions increase statewide…

“Willie Howell, a regional agronomist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, says that as the state’s corn enters the reproductive stages, the overall condition is “very, very poor.””

https://www.agriculture.com/much-of-north-carolina-s-corn-crop-a-total-loss-as-drought-conditions-increase-statewide-8671497


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“The unsettling resurgence of hunger cries out for global action – our very social fabric is at stake…

“If hunger is back, it is also because the era of cheap food that prevailed on global markets is gone. The dramatic global food price spikes we now face on a recurring basis have harmed people’s ability to afford a square meal, famously igniting the Arab Spring.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/climate-and-people/the-resurgence-of-global-hunger-cries-out-for-action/


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“Climate change to shift tropical rains northward, suggests computer modeling…

“”The rainfall change is very important,” Liu said. “It’s a very heavy rainfall region. So, a small shift will cause big changes in agriculture and the economy of the societies. It will affect many regions.””

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-climate-shift-tropical-northward.html


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“Follow my logic. The previous largest drop after an El Niño was 0.37°C, as shown in the graph below.

“We are now at 1.64°C, and it is highly unlikely temps will fall below 1.64°C – 0.37°C = 1.27°C. The average of 1.64°C and 1.27°C puts us at least at 1.44°C, probably higher.”

https://x.com/EliotJacobson/status/1806375110888280384


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“By reflecting a world in crisis, art can be a powerful part of the climate solution…

“Like empathetic apparitions of an imperilled future – the Climate Guardians’ blend of performance art and peaceful protest aims to elevate climate issues into the hearts and minds of those who bear witness.”

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/article/2024/jun/29/by-reflecting-a-world-in-crisis-art-can-be-a-powerful-part-of-the-climate-solution


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“Hydrogen racing cashes in: Extreme H shows climate awareness can pay…

Glasses tinkle, champagne fizzes and guests try to exchange pleasantries through mouthfuls of canapé as racing history is made… Morphing from Extreme E – the electric-powered off-road SUV racing series with a mission of raising climate change awareness – the rebranding of the championship will see hydrogen cars go head-to-head for the first time in the history of motor sport.”

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/rally/extreme-e/hydrogen-racing-cashes-in-extreme-h-shows-climate-awareness-can-pay/


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