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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“Sweltering Palm Springs Hits All-Time High Of 124 Degrees [51C] As Death Valley Approaches Earth’s Highest Ever Recorded Temperature…

“It’s hot in California. Numerous cities in the Golden State tied or broke heat records this week — not just for the date, but for their entire recorded histories.”

https://deadline.com/2024/07/palm-springs-hottest-day-ever-1236002400/


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“Extreme heat and low oxygen levels have killed up to 1,000 fish in Fremont’s Lake Elizabeth this week, city officials said.

“Fremont residents were shocked to see the dead fish floating in the water and washing ashore at the popular lake during the July Fourth weekend.”

https://www.ktvu.com/news/extreme-heat-kills-fish-fremonts-lake-elizabeth


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“Fast-moving wildfire erupts near Yosemite amid blistering heatwave.

“The French fire broke out on Thursday and grew to more than 900 acres (364 hectares) by Friday afternoon. The fire is 15% contained with “multiple evacuations and road closures in place”, according to local fire officials.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jul/05/french-fire-yosemite-california-heat


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“Raleigh [North Carolina] just experienced the hottest day ever recorded.

“According to the National Weather Service, the high at Raleigh-Durham International Airport reached 106 degrees. The previous highest temperature recorded in Raleigh was 105 degrees. That happened in 1952, 1988, 2007 and 2012.”

https://abc11.com/post/nc-weather-forecast-raleigh-durham-fayetteville-north-carolina/15032687/


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“Residents in Wisconsin have been told to flee before the ‘imminent’ collapse of the Manawa Dam.

“Authorities warned the amount of water in the dam is not safe and for those living down Little Wolf River to evacuate immediately.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13605411/manawa-dam-collapse-wisconsin-flooding-evacuation.html


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“Is Hydropower’s Potential Drying Up? [Canada]

“A drought has forced Canada, which traditionally relies on hydroelectric energy for 60% of its total electricity, to reverse its energy trading relationship with the United States… British Columbia has experienced persistent drought conditions extending back to 2022…”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2024/07/05/is-hydropowers-potential-drying-up/


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“Uncontrolled Alberta wildfire continues to blaze near Suncor oil sands site…

“Suncor, Canada’s second-largest oil company, temporarily curtailed some production and evacuated non-essential workers from its 215,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Firebag site on Wednesday because of a fire roughly eight kilometres (5 miles) away.”

https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/uncontrolled-alberta-wildfire-continues-blaze-near-suncor-oil-sands-site-2024-07-05/


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“St. John’s [Newfoundland] breaks record for June wet weather.

“Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney says June dumped 214.6 millimetres of rain on the city. In a social media post, he said that beats the previous June rainfall record of 198.9 millimetres — and that record had been in place since 1891.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/june-rain-st-john-s-1.7254358


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“Dwindling snow patches on Scottish hills are ‘very visible record’ of climate change.

“The number of snow patches across a huge swathe of Scotland still surviving this summer has fallen to 90 – the third lowest on records going back 50 years. It is far lower than the highs of more than 2,000 recorded in the 1970s and 1980s.”

https://news.sky.com/story/dwindling-snow-patches-on-scottish-hills-are-very-visible-record-of-climate-change-13163409


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“First 6 months of 2024 were the wettest on record in the Netherlands.

“It can’t have escaped your notice that the weather in the Netherlands has been exceptionally wet of late – even rainier than usual. Statistics have now confirmed that the first six months of 2024 were the wettest ever recorded.”

https://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-info/dutch-expat-news/first-6-months-2024-were-wettest-record-netherlands


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“‘It’s not beautiful, but you can still eat it’: climate crisis leads to more wonky vegetables in Netherlands…

“Bastiaan Blok is one of a number of farmers in Europe’s largest agricultural exporter linking the climate crisis to ever more “imperfect” fruit and vegetables, rejected by a food system based on standardisation and cosmetic appearance.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/29/its-not-beautiful-but-you-can-still-eat-it-climate-change-leads-to-more-wonky-vegetables-in-netherlands


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“In French snap elections, parties are overlooking the climate change nightmare…

“Yet, climate change didn’t hit pause over the weekend: the parallel pictures of a “brown” far-right wave taking over the French electoral map, while torrents of mud were taking over alpine towns, in Northern Italy, in Austria, in Switzerland, were properly bloodcurdling.”

https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2024/07/05/in-french-snap-elections-parties-are-overlooking-the-climate-change-nightmare


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“MASSIVE amount of sediments are exported downvalley after extreme torrential events in the Alps!

“Here in Valpelline, a crater tens of meters deep opened up 300 m south of Aosta Hut (2788 m, south of Matterhorn)!”

https://x.com/subfossilguy/status/1808792239654457590


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“June 2024 was record warmest in Serbia since 1951, +3.0°C relative to 1991-2020!

“June 2024 was record warmest in Belgrade (since 1888) and on 17 other synoptic stations. Record number of summer days, tropical days and tropical nights for June on multiple stations.”

https://x.com/skomimaster/status/1809165715926045167


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“Footage posted on social media shows wildfires in Ukraine engulfing Russian trenches, intensifying the challenges faced by both sides in the ongoing conflict.

“In a video posted to X, formerly known as Twitter, flames are seen engulfing the Kherson region, with extensive damage being caused…”

https://www.newsweek.com/ukraine-wildfires-engulf-russian-trenches-kherson-region-video-footage-1921441


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“Russia swelters in heat wave, Moscow breaks 1917 record for early July.

“Russians were braving some of the hottest weather seen in more than a century on Thursday with Moscow breaking a 1917 record and cities across the world’s biggest country sizzling in temperatures well above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit).”

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-swelters-heat-wave-moscow-breaks-1917-record-early-july-2024-07-04/


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“An accident occurred at the Elektrozavodskaya station of the Kazan direction of the Moscow Railway due to wind…

“”Due to a powerful thunderstorm front today at 19:06 at the Elektrozavodskaya station of the Kazan direction, a strong gust of wind tore off elements of the canopy, which damaged the contact wire,” the company reported…”

https://www.interfax.ru/moscow/969535


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“Wildfires rage through Russia’s Far East.

“Yakutia, a Republic in Russia’s Siberia, is currently dealing with over 350,000 hectares of fires, the regional operational headquarters has reported. The fires, which have devastated vegetation all over the region, are also in the vicinity of eight different populated areas, and will devastate homes.”

https://www.intellinews.com/wildfires-rage-through-russia-s-far-east-332344/


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“Ankara [Turkey] forgot what season it is! It’s raining in flakes…It’s covered in white in the middle of summer.

“An unexpected natural event occurred in Ankara. In the middle of the summer season, the Beytepe district was covered in a white blanket of hail. The sudden hail in the city caused the roads to be flooded.”

https://www.karar.com/sehir-haberleri/ankara-hangi-mevsimde-oldugunu-unuttu-lapa-lapa-yagiyor-yaz-ortasinda-1875943


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“Africa’s great ape sanctuaries are feeling the heat from climate change.

“Sanctuaries across Africa are affected by changing weather patterns, including both droughts and floods, increasing the challenges of caring for resident apes. Extreme weather also increases the likelihood of human-wildlife conflict in conservation area…”

https://news.mongabay.com/2024/07/africas-great-ape-sanctuaries-are-feeling-the-heat-from-climate-change/


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“Lagos State [Nigeria] Calls for Calm Amid Torrential Rains and Flash Floods.

“Residents in low-lying areas have been advised to relocate to higher grounds to safeguard their lives and properties. Additionally, Wahab warned against driving through flooded areas, highlighting the dangers posed by even a foot of flowing water.”

https://www.arise.tv/lagos-state-calls-for-calm-amid-torrential-rains-and-flash-floods/


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“Nigeria: Cholera and Climate Change in Nigeria – an Old Enemy in a Modern World.

“Previous data also highlighted a disturbing trend — cholera cases in coastal regions have increased by over 50% in the past decade alone. There appears to be a potential linkage between the effects of climate change on cholera incidence, turning what were once manageable issues into continuous emergencies.”

https://allafrica.com/stories/202407050010.html


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“Why dangerous mpox strain has Uganda running scared…

“… since the rainy season is now being viewed through the rearview mirror, there will be more than an uptick in cross-border movements sooner rather than later. This increases the chances of what has been described as “the most dangerous variant yet” spreading.”

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/news/national/why-dangerous-mpox-strain-has-uganda-running-scared-4680338#story


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“HISTORIC IN IRAN: 50c [122F] at 1000M ASL – WORLD HEAT RECORD at 1000m tied (=Dalbandin).

“52.8 Bushahar; 50.8 Kuhak 927m asl; 43.4 Birjand 1500m all time record; MONTHLY RECORDS: 45.0 Saravan 1200m; 45.0 Nehbandan 1200m; 43.8 Zahedan 1370m… PAKISTAN: Record high Tmin: 34.0 Multan AP, 25.5 Quetta.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1808897362636779604


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“Climate Change Causing Kashmir’s Record Heat…

“As Srinagar and rest of Kashmir witnessed record-breaking maximum temperatures this July, the experts here have claimed that the unusual, abnormal temperatures and precipitation is the outcome of the climate change.”

https://kashmirobserver.net/2024/07/05/climate-change-causing-kashmirs-record-heat/


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“116 killed in stampede at India religious gathering…

“”The attendees were exiting the venue when a dust storm blinded their vision, leading to a melee and the subsequent tragic incident,” said Chaitra V., divisional commissioner of Aligarh city in Uttar Pradesh state, told AFP.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/116-killed-in-stampede-at-india-religious-gathering/ar-BB1phzAO?item=flightsprg-tipsubsc-v1a?loadin=defaultbrowser/


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“More than 2.1 million people have been displaced due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in the northeastern Indian state of Assam…

“Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the floods were caused mainly by the breaching of eight embankments and rain in the upstream state of Arunachal Pradesh. “No human intervention can stop it,” he said.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/assam-flood-brahmaputra-level-kaziranga-death-b2574648.html


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“Dyke breach in China’s No 2 freshwater lake Dongting sparks emergency evacuation…

“A dyke breach in China’s second-biggest freshwater lake has widened after floods brought by torrential rains wreaked havoc in the central province of Hunan, causing thousands to be evacuated. The length of the breach had more than doubled overnight…”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3269424/dyke-breach-chinas-no-2-freshwater-lake-dongting-sparks-emergency-evacuation


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“Five killed, 83 injured after rare tornado hits Heze in East China’s Shandong…

“Data tracking from 1991 to 2010 found that tornadoes were rare in Shandong… However, experts told media that against the backdrop of an increase in extreme weather amid the climate change, tornadoes are also on the rise.”

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202407/1315513.shtml


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“China warns of hotter, longer heatwaves as climate change intensifies.

“China is facing hotter and longer heatwaves and more frequent and unpredictable heavy rain as a result of climate change, the weather bureau warned on Thursday, as the world’s second-biggest economy braces for another scorching summer.”

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/chinas-weather-authority-warns-high-summer-temperatures-2024-07-04/


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“Farmers and economists fret as Korea’s extreme weather worsens…

“”With the Northern hemisphere experiencing record high temperatures due to climate change, Korea will soon face full-fledged summer heat as high pressure rises in the North Pacific in July,” said Ban Ki-seong, head of K Weather.”

https://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/2024-07-04/national/socialAffairs/Farmers-and-economists-fret-as-Koreas-extreme-weather-worsens-/2083383


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“EXTRAORDINARY HEAT WAVE IN JAPAN almost 40C [104F] – More records of high minimums like 23.8C at Hari and of maximums:

“39.7 Kayumi all time high; MONTHLY RECORDS: 36.7 Nanto Takamiya; 38.9 Obama; 33.9 Kitadaito; 35.6 Matsumoto. Hotter next days and more possible 40C!”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1809157914101153950


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“RECORD HEAT ALLOVER OCEANIA – tropical islands in Oceania keep destroying every record.

“31.0 [87.8F] Cocos Islands AUSTRALIA Hottest July day on record; NATIONAL RECORD OF JULY HOTTEST NIGHTS-HIGH TMINS; 27.1 Apia SAMOA; 27.6 WALLIS and Futuna. Also 28.5 Calayan PHILIPPINES.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1809177105277534629


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“Southern Australia is freezing. How can it be so cold in a warming climate?

“…In winter we expect cold weather across most of Australia and occasional cold snaps that bring widespread frosty and icy conditions. However, this current cold weather is pretty unusual and we are seeing some records fall.”

https://theconversation.com/southern-australia-is-freezing-how-can-it-be-so-cold-in-a-warming-climate-233977


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“…harsh cold persists in Central/Southern Argentina.

“Hard frost today with even a monthly cold record tied: -7.0C [19.4F] at El Palomar, Buenos Aires Province ties its 2007 record.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1809290230572413429


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“SOUTH AMERICA WINTER HEAT WAVE – More 37C+ today in Brazil,Bolivia and Paraguay and more records broken.

“The most important July records include: 37.1C [98.7F] Corumba BRAZIL and 34.4C San Estanislao PARAGUAY.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1809022925569221076


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“Pantanal may face a historic water crisis in 2024…

“… 2024 will have the worst water crisis ever observed in the biome… the Pantanal did not have a flood period in 2024: in the first four months of the year, when the peak of the floods should have occurred, the average area covered by water was smaller than that of last year’s dry period.”

https://www.wwf.org.br/?89121/Pantanal-may-face-a-historic-water-crisis-in-2024


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“Heavy storms spread chaos across Latin America…

“…weather patterns are now shifting, and experts warn of new problems in the coming months, with floods and storms becoming the primary concern.”

https://brazilian.report/latin-america/2024/07/05/heavy-storms-spread-chaos-across-latin-america/


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“EXTRAORDINARY HEAT ALLOVER THE CARIBBEANS… Records of July warm nights swept away in nearly 100% of tropical countries in just 5 days of July!

“MORE RECORDS TODAY HIGH TMINS: 28.6 [83.5F] BONAIRE; 28.3 CURACAO; 27.8 GRENADA; 27.5 TOBAGO (Trinidad & Tobago); 28.1 Cartagena COLOMBIA.”

https://x.com/extremetemps/status/1809266967397691404


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“I’m struggling to believe that these Caribbean Sea Surface Temp anomalies are real…been doing this a long time and can’t remember ever seeing a case where a major hurricane, cat 5 no less, has not left behind a “cool wake”.

“Is the oceanic heat content just so insane this year, and crazy warm SSTs just so deep, that even a cat 5 couldn’t make a dent?”

https://x.com/tcrawf_nh/status/1809246618912223308


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“Beryl to target Texas next with flooding rain, strong winds and storm surge.

“Beryl’s next stop will be in Texas, where the storm is forecast to make landfall early Monday as a hurricane. Should the storm stall over the Lone Star State, heavy rain and flooding problems could become extreme.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/beryl-to-target-texas-next-with-flooding-rain-strong-winds-and-storm-surge/1666040


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“Sizeable tropical fish fleeing ocean warming are increasingly killed by cold bottom water upwelling…

“Researchers worry that in “some parts of the world, incidents like this appear to be getting more common as currents change (linked directly to climate change) with potentially lethal consequences for marine life.””

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/7/5/2242690/-Sizeable-tropical-fish-fleeing-ocean-warming-are-increasingly-killed-by-cold-bottom-water-upwelling


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“Korean Air is ending its cabin service earlier because of increased turbulence concerns.

“It follows Singapore Airlines in changing protocols after a fatal incident in May. The carrier said turbulence incidents had doubled over the past five years.”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/one-worlds-top-airlines-ending-100122127.html


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“Flights to cost more because of net zero, warns British Airways owner…

“Targets set by Brussels indicate that European airlines must use at least 6pc sustainable fuel by 2030, with this rising to 10pc for carriers operating in the UK. This is part of a push to achieve net zero carbon emissions across the industry by 2050.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2024/07/04/flying-more-expensive-planes-go-green/


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“World First Zero-Emissions Autonomous Mining Trucks Being Tested…

“Liebherr, the Swiss-German construction machine manufacturer, and Australian mining specialist, Fortescue, have been testing full battery electric and hydrogen versions of Liebherr’s mammoth T264 trucks at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mining site in Pilbara, Western Australia since last year.”

https://www.iotworldtoday.com/transportation-logistics/world-first-zero-emissions-autonomous-mining-trucks-being-tested


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“Why is oil-rich Azerbaijan hosting the UN’s largest climate conference?

“… Earlier this year, at a conference in Berlin ahead of the summit, the Azerbaijani COP29 president shocked attendees when he emphasized his country’s unrestricted right to expand its development of fossil fuels, the main source of greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change.”

https://www.civilnet.am/en/news/784650/why-is-oil-rich-azerbaijan-hosting-the-uns-largest-climate-conference/


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