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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“How bad will hurricanes get? Scientists look for answers in mud.

“Their work suggests oceans are capable producing hurricane seasons far more relentless than anything modern society has seen so far… If the past is “any indication of what we’ll see,” Elliott said, “our coastal zones are really vulnerable.””

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2024/07/01/hurricane-predictions-science-ancient-storms/


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“Hurricane Beryl strengthens into a category 5 storm, earliest on record – beats Hurricane Emily from 2005 [by two weeks]…

“Hurricane Beryl was already the strongest June hurricane, the easternmost hurricane to develop in the month of June and the earliest category 4 storm on record. Records go back to the 1800s.”

https://www.clickorlando.com/weather/2024/07/02/hurricane-beryl-strengthens-into-a-category-5-storm-earliest-on-record/


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“Hurricane Beryl: Caribbean leader calls out rich countries for climate failures as ‘horrendous’ storm makes landfall…

“The prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has decried a lack of political will in western Europe and the US to tackle global climate crisis as Hurricane Beryl has made landfall as an “extremely dangerous” category 4 storm.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/01/hurricane-beryl-caribbean-islands-climate-change


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“RECORD HEAT CARIBBEAN – While awaiting the passage of the unprecedented earliest cat 5 Hurricane Beryl, record heat keep unabated all over the Caribbean:

“34.4/94f VIRGIN ISLANDS ties its highest July temperature on record; TMIN 28.1 St Kitts Hottest July night on record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807876612282609971


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“Much of New Mexico is under flood watch after 100 rescued from waters over weekend…

“New Mexico faces two more days of elevated threats of dangerous flooding like the walls of water over the weekend that caused severe damage, forced the rescues of 100 people and left parts of one town recently ravaged by wildfires covered in mud and debris.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ap-new-mexico-albuquerque-national-weather-service-rio-grande-b2572234.html


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“Weather tracker: Scorching temperatures in California threaten heat records.

“The US National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings and heat advisories for the days between Tuesday and Saturday due to “dangerously hot conditions” with temperatures likely to soar into the triple digits fahrenheit.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/01/scorching-temperatures-across-us-threaten-heat-records


“The National Weather Service is forecasting Death Valley to hit 130°F (54.4°C) next Monday, which would tie the highest the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth.”

https://x.com/US_Stormwatch/status/1807933502500774281


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“Crews turn a corner with California’s largest wildfire [the Basin fire) as massive heat wave brings new danger…

“California firefighters battling a blaze that has ripped through more than 13,000 acres of the Sierra National Forest just north of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and close to several hydroelectric facilities finally began to gain control Monday afternoon.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-07-01/california-wildfires-basin-fire-update


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“HISTORIC HEAT EAST COAST [USA]; Records of high minimums in several states:

“Tmin 84 [28.9C] Patuxent River Record hottest June night in MARYLAND; 82 Ashland VA all time highest tmin; Other June High Tmin Records: 82 Little Rock and Texarcana AR; 82 Shreveport LA; 82 Greensville MS 24th; 80 Raleigh NC.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807510212544229398


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“A new trajectory: Climate change rapidly impacting Canadian agriculture…

“”Warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns can lead to increased water stress, both from droughts and flooding, and can exacerbate soil erosion and degradation,” said Yanping Li, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Risk and Resilience.”

https://phys.org/news/2024-07-trajectory-climate-rapidly-impacting-canadian.html


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“EXTRAORDINARY HEAT IN SIBERIA:

“Hundreds of records pulverized (some all time). Most important June/all time * records: 37.1 [98.8F] Taseevo; 37.1 Kansk…” [see link for rest].

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807453030494704042


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“Russia declares state of emergency in two regions due to forest fires.

“Two Russian regions declared a state of emergency on Monday as summer wildfires spread amid intense heat. The governor of the remote Siberian region of Tuva said the authorities had taken the step due to forest fires caused by intense heat, strong winds and dry thunderstorms.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-declares-state-emergency-two-regions-due-forest-fires-2024-07-01/


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“Consumers fear future as price increases slam pantry-staple grocery items: ‘Crops have been left rotting’ [UK]…

“According to FarmingUK, that deluge of rainfall is pushing up prices for grocery shoppers. The publication detailed that extreme weather is responsible for a 40% food price increase, citing data from the Office for National Statistics…”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/consumers-fear-future-price-increases-010000233.html


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“Seven dead after violent storms cause flooding in Switzerland, France and Italy.

“At least seven people were killed by violent storms and heavy rains that swept France, Switzerland, and Italy over the weekend. The storms brought torrential rain, causing landslides and dramatic flooding across the region.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/storms-rainfall-flooding-france-switzerland-italy-b2571679.html


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“Italy’s northern town of Cogne isolated after torrential rains, mudslides.

“Hundreds of tourists evacuated by helicopter as regional highway to Val d’Aosta town on slopes of Gran Paradiso mountain blocked at 3 points due to mudslides.”

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/environment/italys-northern-town-of-cogne-isolated-after-torrential-rains-mudslides/3262934


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“Tmin heat records in CZECH REPUBLIC were broken with unbelievable margins up to 6C. Prague Klementinum with 250 years of data broke it by 3C.

“Record also at Maribor SLOVENIA, Hundreds of records were brutalized all over Europe; one of the most extreme events in its history.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807513206232866977


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“Holidaymaker tells of ‘apocalyptic’ scenes on Greek island as PM warns of more wildfires this summer.

“Blazes have been raging across parts of Greece already this year as a prolonged drought has created tinderbox-like conditions and strong winds have fanned the flames.”

https://news.sky.com/story/warning-to-holidaymakers-as-greeces-pm-says-more-wildfires-on-the-way-this-summer-13161868


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“‘We can’t let the animals die’: drought leaves Sicilian farmers facing uncertain future…

“The desert is encroaching across Sicily, the largest and most populous island in the Mediterranean, where a European temperature high of 48.8C was recorded in 2021. Rainfall is down by more than 40% since 2003.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/01/drought-leaves-sicilian-farmers-facing-uncertain-future


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“HISTORIC MEDITERRANEAN HEAT 50c AGAIN – 4 days >50C never happened anywhere in Africa before.

“ALGERIA 50.4 [122.7F] Hassi Messaoud; TUNISIA 49.2 Kairouan monthly record; 46.9 Siliana all time record; MOROCCO 43.0 Errachidia (yesterday) monthly record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807848911123763600


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“Wildfires have sparked in Turkey after temperatures surged to above 40°C due to a severe heatwave.

“The fires have torn through Turkey’s southeast region, hitting Kusadası, a beach resort town on Turkey’s the Aegean coast. Helicopters and planes were deployed.”

https://inews.co.uk/news/wildfires-popular-turkish-beach-resort-3140325


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“Syrian Farmers Caught Between Grinding Conflict And Climate Change.

“The production of wheat, a staple food in Syria, fell dramatically this year due to the effects of climate change. The poor harvest has left wheat farmers, already suffering from decades of conflict, struggling to rebuild their lives.”

https://worldcrunch.com/green/syria-conflict-climate-change


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“Jordan records highest temperatures in over century [of record-keeping]…

“…temperatures in June have consistently been 3-10 degrees Celsius above the daily average. Jordan experienced two heatwaves in June 2024: the first from June 2-8, lasting seven days, and the second from June 12-20, lasting nine days, making it the longest heatwave in June on record.”

https://en.royanews.tv/news/52434/2024-06-30


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“Summer forest fires threaten Kurdish areas in Iran.

“A massive fire has been raging in forests near Marivan in predominantly Kurdish areas of western Iran (Rojhelat) since Friday, despite continued efforts from environmentalist groups to bring the blaze under control.”

https://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/01072024


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“A forgotten but endless heat wave is battering Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city.

“Day and nights are scorching 24/7 every day since weeks. Today minimum temperature was 32.0C [89.6F]: a new record. Min >30C will persist next days.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807779792109900111


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“‘They don’t know if they’ll survive’: The Indian garbage pickers working through extreme heat.

“The putrid smell of burning rubbish wafts for miles from the landfill on the outskirts of the Indian city of Jammu – a potentially toxic miasma fed by the waste generated by some 740,000 people.”

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/07/02/they-dont-know-if-theyll-survive-the-indian-garbage-pickers-working-through-extreme-heat


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“Delhi suffers extreme weather whiplash as heat waves give way to record rain and deadly flash floods.

“Heavy rains caused roads to flood, submerged cars and subways and cut power to some parts of the city… Delhi capital region “is becoming home to extreme weather every season now,” said independent weatherman Navdeep Dahiya on X.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/07/01/climate/india-delhi-floods-extreme-rain-intl-hnk/index.html


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“Assam Floods: IAF Rescues 13 as situation worsens.

“Assam’s flood situation remains critical, with over 6.5 lakh people reeling under the second wave of flooding as incessant rains continue to batter the state, causing widespread inundation and displacement.”

https://www.deccanherald.com/india/assam/assam-floods-iaf-rescues-13-as-situation-worsens-3089238#1


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“Thousands in Need of Rescue as Severe Floods Hit Myanmar’s Myitkyina…

“Most parts of the town are now flooded after the water level of the Irrawaddy River reached more than 1.5 meters above the critical level on Monday afternoon.”

https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/thousands-in-need-of-rescue-as-severe-floods-hit-myanmars-myitkyina.html


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“In the past June, 188 stations in northern China broke the hottest June record, and Hebei and Shandong experienced the hottest June in history.

“Meanwhile heavy rains continued in southern China, with 60 stations breaking the June rainfall record!”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1807747143379419157


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“China’s Weather Extremes Threaten Crops…

“China’s top rice growing regions — Jiangxi and Hunan — are facing more rain and flooding, while corn and cotton crops are also at risk. On the flipside, hotter temperatures are forecast across the south of the country later this week, which could also disrupt rice output…”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-02/china-s-weather-extremes-threaten-crops-with-flooding-and-heat


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“Record rain, floods hit parts of Hunan province…

“Pingjiang county recorded a total of 759.6 millimeters of rainfall since June 18, the most since meteorological record keeping began in 1961.”

https://www.ecns.cn/news/society/2024-07-02/detail-ihecxmxh6560430.shtml


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“Zhenyuan, Guizhou was hit by heavy rain on June 29, with 200 mm [8 inches] of rainfall in 12 hours.

“The water level of the Wuyang River rose by 11 meters in 10 hours, exceeding the historical record by more than 3 meters!”

https://x.com/yangyubin1998/status/1807063037435916765


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“RECORD HEAT IN TAIWAN:

“Yesterday 41.0 [105.8F] at Yunlin broke again its highest temperature ever recorded in June. More records also in JAPAN.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807693124224930042


“HISTORIC – HOTTEST JUNE NIGHT IN JAPANESE HISTORY. MINIMUM 29.8 [85.6F] at Tokoro and Yonaguni Island.

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807215630786990278


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“Parts of KK, Penampang without electricity after flash floods [Malaysia]…

“Flash floods had hit Penampang and Sipitang after hours of heavy rain since early in the afternoon, with many roads rendered impassable and several villages were also affected.”

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2024/06/30/flash-floods-in-penampang-sipitang-after-torrential-rain/


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“July has just started yet hundreds of heat records are falling allover the world.

“Once again the tiny Ascension Island a UK territory in the Atlantic Ocean, broke its monthly record of highest minimum with a Tmin of 25.2C [77.4F]. Every single month it’s a record…”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1807737250588795096


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“Dozens injured after Air Europa flight hit by ‘severe’ turbulence.

“The flight, from Spain to Uruguay, was forced to make an emergency landing in Brazil on Monday at around 2.30am local time. The airline said passengers suffered injuries of “varying severity”.”

https://news.sky.com/story/dozens-injured-after-air-europa-flight-hit-by-severe-turbulence-13162073


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“Brazil’s Amazon sees worst 6 months of wildfires in 20 years…

“Experts and state officials have attributed the number of wildfires in the Amazon and other regions to climate change. Romulo Batista, a spokesperson of the Brazilian branch of Greenpeace, said the Amazon is under stress due to a lack of rain.”

https://www.dw.com/en/brazils-amazon-sees-worst-6-months-of-wildfires-in-20-years/a-69533902


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“Opinion What Venezuela’s last glacier meant to my country…

“The sight, as I recall it from my childhood, was magnificent. Standing at 4,925 meters tall, La Corona’s pristine snow glimmered at the top of Humboldt Peak, contrasting beautifully against the sage green of the surrounding mountains.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/01/andrea-vasquez-guillen-venezuela-last-glacier-melted/


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“Asia’s Rising Emissions Offset Western Climate Progress…

“Carbon emissions in the U.S. declined by 2.7% from 2022, and emissions in the European Union fell by 6.6%. But, across Asia Pacific, emissions jumped 4.9%, an increase equivalent to triple the combined decline in the U.S. and EU.”

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Asias-Rising-Emissions-Offset-Western-Climate-Progress.html


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“Scientists wary of bird flu pandemic ‘unfolding in slow motion’…

“”We want to sound a note of caution,” said Wendy Barclay, a virologist at University College London who researches avian flu for the UK Health Security Agency, “without saying the world is about to end.””

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/scientists-wary-bird-flu-pandemic-unfolding-slow-motion-2024-07-01/


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