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Extreme heatwave to continue in Victoria and South Australia for days yet

  2024-03-09 in 9News - Latest news and headlines from Australia and the world

<p>Overnight temperatures in both Melbourne and Adelaide barely dropped below 30 degrees before 4am.</p>

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Australia


Can we adapt before climate change drowns us? - Frontline

  2024-02-22 in Frontline: The Hindu

Despite rising sea levels, heatwaves, and floods, global efforts to adapt to climate change fall short, leaving vulnerable communities exposed.

  Tagged under: COP29 | COP28 | Sea Level | Heatwaves | Finance


UK heatwave plan urgently needed to save lives, say MPs

  2024-01-31 in The Guardian

Nature-based solutions such as parks and ponds are recommended – as is giving heatwaves names

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves


Extreme fire weather in Chile driven by climate change and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - Scientific Reports

  2024-01-23 in Nature

A string of fierce fires broke out in Chile in the austral summer 2023, just six years after the record-breaking 2017 fire season. Favored by extreme weather conditions, fire activity has dramatically risen in recent years in this Andean country. A total of 1.7 million ha. burned during the last decade, tripling figures of the prior decade. Six of the seven most destructive fire seasons on record occurred since 2014. Here, we analyze the progression during the last two decades of the weather conditions associated with increased fire risk in Central Chile (30°–39° S). Fire weather conditions (including high temperat...

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Chile | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Another Hot, Dry Summer May Push Parts of Texas to the Brink - Inside Climate News

  2024-01-22 by in Inside Climate News

Some areas are starting the year with low water reserves, and forecasters don’t expect substantial relief from the weather.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Texas


‘Could be the end’: Tasmanian red handfish to be removed from wild amid marine heatwaves fears

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Exemption under federal environment law to allow scientists to collect 25 of the critically endangered ‘walking fish’

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Heatwaves


Whatever the Weather - Fabian Society

  2023-12-12 in The Fabian Society

Climate change is already a major risk to our health, homes and infrastructure. Flooding, heatwaves and drought are more common than in the past, and they are projected to continue to become more frequent and severe. As a result, argues Fabian Society researcher Eloise Sacares, reducing emissions is not enough; it is too late to

  Tagged under: Drought | Health | Heatwaves


Amazon tragedy as endangered river dolphins die in hot water

  2023-11-06 in Whale and Dolphin Conservation

The climate crisis is accelerating at such an alarming rate that some whale and dolphin populations haven’t got time to adapt. More frequent and severe droughts and heatwaves are threatening the survival of species and ecosystems that are crucial to our own existence. When 155 endangered river dolphins died suddenly in Lake Tefé in Brazil, this heartbreaking event gave us a stark warning of the severity of the situation.

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Amazon Rainforest | Whales and Dolphins | Brazil | Heatwaves


New Study Warns of an Imminent Spike of Planetary Warming and Deepens Divides Among Climate Scientists - Inside Climate News

  2023-11-02 by in Inside Climate News

During the past year, the needles on the climate dashboard for global ice melt, heatwaves, ocean temperatures, coral die-offs, floods and droughts all tilted far into the red warning zone. In summer and fall, monthly global temperature anomalies spiked beyond most projections, helping to drive those extremes, and they may not level off anytime soon, […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Global Warming | Coral Reefs | Heatwaves


Marine heatwaves don’t just hit coral reefs. They can cause chaos on the seafloor

  2023-11-01 (or before) in newsroom.unsw.edu.au

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs | Heatwaves


Climate crisis costing $16m an hour in extreme weather damage, study estimates

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Analysis shows at least $2.8tn in damage from 2000 to 2019 through worsened storms, floods and heatwaves

  Tagged under: Drought | Heatwaves


Measures to reduce air pollution could make heatwaves worse, study suggests - The Aerosol Society

  2023-10-07 (or before) in The Aerosol Society - Extending knowledge of airborne particles

An unintended negative consequence of cleaning up our air could be to increase the severity of heatwaves in some places, according to a recent modelling study conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. Whilst most observers recognise the pressing need to reduce ambient air pollution for health reasons, the reduction in production of aerosol at ground level, which can act as cloud condensation nuclei when transported into the atmosphere, mean that average daytime maximum temperatures would be increased.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Health


Flowers Are Thriving In Antarctica, Suggesting It Might Be Reaching A "Tipping Point"

  2023-09-26 (or before) in IFL Science

Antarctica's two native flowering plants are booming amongst summer heatwaves and rising temperatures.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Heatwaves | Tipping Points


Weather tracker: South Africa hit by storms and unseasonably low temperatures

  2023-09-25 in The Guardian

Temperatures 10-15C below norm forecast in South Africa while risk of wildfires rises in Australia after unusual spring heatwaves

  Tagged under: South Africa | Africa | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Deadly humid heatwaves to spread rapidly as climate warms – study

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Small rise in global temperatures would affect hundreds of millions of people and could cause a sharp rise in deaths

  Tagged under: Texas | California | Heatwaves


World meteorologists point to ‘vicious cycle’ of heatwaves and air pollution

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

The climate crisis and soaring temperatures are worsening air quality, WMO says, with ‘knock-on effects’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


The extreme summer weather that scorched and soaked the world - BBC News

  2023-09-02 (or before) in The BBC

A look back at the heatwaves, wildfires, tropical storms and other major weather events around the world during the summer of 2023 and how they may relate to climate change due to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Climate change is coming for your olive oil, too

  2023-08-25 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Overall inflation is easing. But heatwaves in Europe have doubled the price of live oil over the past year.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves


Mediterranean heatwave to add billions to cost of Britain’s food

  2023-08-15 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Heatwaves in southern Europe risk adding tens of billions of pounds to future grocery bills for people in Britain, researchers have warned. According to an

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


'Wake-up call': How 'vicious' Mediterranean weather events threaten a quarter of UK food imports

  2023-08-14 in Business Green

Region 'ravaged' by heatwaves, wildfires and drought this summer provided just over £16bn worth of UK food imports last year, prompting growing concerns for food security

  Tagged under: Drought | Heatwaves | Wildfires


‘It was hell but the owner said, you have to work’: dying from heat in Greece

  2023-08-04 in The Guardian

Greece relies on its tourism industry. But intense heatwaves, which have led to wildfires across the country, are making life a misery for thousands of staff who have to work outside – and killing some of them

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Heatwave: How hot is too hot for the human body? - BBC News

  2023-07-30 (or before) in The BBC

James Gallagher spends the day in the heat lab to see what summer heatwaves do to the body.

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves


‘Like a blowtorch’: Mediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

  2023-07-26 in The Guardian

‘There is no magical defence mechanism,’ says Greek prime minister as fires burn in northern Africa and southern Europe

  Tagged under: Spain | Africa | Heatwaves


‘No one wants to be right about this’: climate scientists’ horror and exasperation as global predictions play out

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

As the northern hemisphere burns, experts feel deep sadness – and resentment – while dreading what lies ahead this Australian summer

  Tagged under: Predictions | Fossil Fuels | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Rampant heatwaves threaten food security of entire planet, scientists warn

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

After hottest day ever, researchers say global heating may mean future of crop failures on land and ‘silent dying’ in the oceans

  Tagged under: Oceans | Heatwaves


Longer heatwaves driven by ‘turbo-charged’ climate change, say scientists

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

Record heat in Europe and the US is part of a pattern of more intense heatwaves made more likely by climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves


Sixfold Increase in Historical Northern Hemisphere Concurrent Large Heatwaves Driven by Warming and Changing Atmospheric Circulations

  2023-07-16 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract Simultaneous heatwaves affecting multiple regions (referred to as concurrent heatwaves) pose compounding threats to various natural and societal systems, including global food chains, emergency response systems, and reinsurance industries. While anthropogenic climate change is increasing heatwave risks across most regions, the interactions between warming and circulation changes that yield concurrent heatwaves remain understudied. Here, we quantify historical (1979–2019) trends in concurrent heatwaves during the warm season [May–September (MJJAS)] across the Northern Hemisphere mid- to high latitudes. We fin...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Video: JSO protestor claims extreme heat causes people to boil in their skin | Daily Mail Online

  2023-07-09 (or before) in Daily Mail Online

Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce takes down JSO protestor who claims heatwaves causes sweat to boil people in their own skin. The presenter said Just Stop Oil activist Alex de Koning's claims sounded 'exaggerated'.

  Tagged under: Activism | Heatwaves


Weekly Climate News Headlines

  2023-07-03 (or before) in YouTube

Weekly climate news headlines from around the world. #bangladesh #India #USA #Canada #wildfires #mexico #pakistan #heatwaves #Spain #Romania #Chile

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires | Flooding | Canada | India | Chile | Mexico | Heatwaves


Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves

  2023-06-15 (or before) in Nature

Extreme weather damage databases report no significant heatwave impacts in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900, yet the region has experienced a number of heatwaves and will be affected disproportionately by them under climate change. Addressing this reporting discrepancy is crucial to assess the impacts of future extreme heat there.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Fact check: Do solar panels really struggle in the heat?

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Euronews

Britain’s resort to coal power wasn't because solar panels can't handle the heat, say campaigners, as temperatures topped 30C.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Heatwaves


El Niño is coming. We must plan for the worst to protect Australia’s energy system | Dylan McConnell and Iain MacGill

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts increased temperatures and heatwaves this year, raising the prospect of blackouts – just as the electricity sector faces several other challenges

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | El Niño | Heatwaves


Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

  2023-06-06 in The Guardian

Ice-free summers inevitable even with sharp emissions cuts and likely to result in more extreme heatwaves and floods

  Tagged under: Arctic | Heatwaves


Dr Jennifer Francis - 2023’s symptoms of climate chaos, El Niño, Ocean Heatwaves, and Arctic Sea Ice lows | Patreon

  2023-05-28 (or before) in Patreon

Official Post from ClimateGenn

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | El Niño | Heatwaves


Global heating has likely made El Niños and La Niñas more ‘frequent and extreme’, new study shows

  2023-05-18 in The Guardian

Scientists say greenhouse gases have already affected climate patterns in the Pacific that could lead to more severe weather, floods and heatwaves

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | El Niño | Heatwaves


Warning signs across the world suggest climate change is now out of control – Dr Richard Dixon

  2023-05-15 (or before) in The Scotsman

Wildfires rage in Canada, heatwaves in Europe, Africa and Asia, sea ice and glaciers disappearing – the effects of climate change are becoming impossible to ignore

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Are New Zealand’s marine heatwaves a warning to the world?

  2023-05-12 (or before) in The Guardian

As seas around Aotearoa heat at an unparalleled rate, scientists are starting to understand what it might mean for marine ecosystems

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Are you ready for a heatwave summer?

  2023-5-2 in building.co.uk

Preparing your house for soaring summer temperatures requires thinking tactically about solar and natural ventilation, before rushing into expensive high-tech fixes, writes Susan Roaf

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Adaptation | Housing | Heatwaves


Horticulturists turn to ‘desert gardens’ at UK flower shows amid climate crisis

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

Hampton Court flower show to feature gardens using creative methods to mitigate against heatwaves

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


‘Headed off the charts’: world’s ocean surface temperature hits record high

  2023-04-08 in The Guardian

Scientists warn of more marine heatwaves, leading to increased risk of extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño | Heatwaves


IPCC report: the world must cut emissions and urgently adapt to the new climate realities | Blog by Bronwyn Hayward

  2023-03-20 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Already, climate change plays out in all parts of the world. Every further increment of warming will bring rapidly escalating hazards, exacerbating more intense heatwaves and floods, ocean warming …

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Heatwaves


‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Multiple governments warn of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted

  Tagged under: Spain | Heatwaves | Drought | France | Rivers


India to get heat waves this year after hottest February on record

  2023-02-28 in Reuters

India is likely to experience heat waves between March and May, especially in the key wheat producing central and northern states, the weather office said on Tuesday, as the country recorded its highest ever maximum temperature in February.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Health


Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

Scientists say phenomenon coupled with growing climate crisis likely to push global temperatures ‘off the chart’

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | El Niño


‘Can’t afford to live’: California heatwave leaves older adults teetering on edge

  2022-09-10 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures, especially in the state’s interiors, has left the vulnerable population reeling from the heat’s effects

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | California | Health


China reports ‘most severe’ heatwave and third driest summer on record

  2022-09-07 in The Guardian

Average temperature in August was 1.2C higher than norm, which caused widespread drought

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Heatwaves | Drought | China


Brutal heatwave scorches US west, sparking fires and health warnings

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Several California cities broke heat records, rising as high as 112F in the LA suburbs, and blazes erupted as residents were forced to flee

  Tagged under: Oregon | Heatwaves | California | Health


Heatwave in China is the most severe ever recorded in the world | New Scientist

  2022-08-26 (or before) in New Scientist

A long spell of extreme hot and dry weather is affecting energy, water supplies and food production across China

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Food Production and Consumption


China's worst heatwave in 60 years is forcing factories to close | CNN Business

  2022-08-16 by in CNN

China's Sichuan province has ordered all factories to shut down for six days to ease a power shortage in the region as a scorching heat wave sweeps across the country.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | China


Loire Valley: Intense European heatwave parches France's 'garden' - BBC News

  2022-08-14 (or before) in The BBC

The Loire Valley is key to French farming, but it is being devastated by a fourth heatwave this year.

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | France


Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

  2022-08-04 by in Carbon Brief

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves


Behind the Scenes of British Media’s Climate Denial – Byline Times

  2022-08-02 by in Byline Times

Eliz Mizon talks to journalists from across the spectrum to discover why the UK media still peddles climate denying misinformation – even during an unprecedented heatwave

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Disinformation and Misinformation


‘Reality is scary’: climate culture war heats up for UK meteorologists

  2022-08-01 in The Guardian

TV forecasters have been targeted by climate deniers during recent extreme temperatures

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


UK farmers count cost as heatwave kills fruit and vegetable crops

  2022-08-01 in The Guardian

Fears of future threats to food security if more extreme heat caused by climate crisis hits production

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Food Production and Consumption


‘Soon the world will be unrecognisable’: is it still possible to prevent total climate meltdown?

  2022-07-30 in The Guardian

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


When Extreme Weather Reigns, Disinformation Pours

  2022-07-29 by in DeSmog

Editor’s Note: This is part of a regular column, Gaslit, which navigates society’s dysfunctional relationship with fossil fuel disinformation. Have a tip or idea? Get in touch. Recent extreme weather across the globe is showing us how rapidly the climate is changing in an increasingly warming world. Heatwaves are scorching Europe, the United States, North Africa, Siberia, […]

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought | Africa | Disinformation and Misinformation


Exclusive: Thousands of U.S. cattle buried, dumped at Kansas landfill

  2022-07-26 in Reuters

Top U.S. cattle feeding companies sent 1,000-pound carcasses to a Kansas landfill, where they were flattened by loader machines and mixed with trash, after a June heatwave killed thousands of cows, documents seen by Reuters show.

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming


40C heatwaves are now reality. It's time to transform our cities - Jon Burke

  2022-07-22 by in Big Issue

What can we do to reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of extreme heatwaves? Quite a lot actually, writes Jon Burke

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Britain is boiling – and the government wants to dramatically expand UK aviation | Leo Murray

  2022-07-19 in The Guardian

Its ‘jet zero’ strategy relies on the invention of pie in the sky technologies to tackle dangerous airline emissions, says Leo Murray of the climate charity Possible

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’

  2022-07-19 in The Guardian

Experts worried that extreme heatwaves in Europe happening quicker than expected, suggesting climate crisis worse than feared

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Wildfires force France to evacuate some 16,000 people, as Spain, Croatia and Greece are also hit.

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires | Heatwaves | France


Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars

  2022-06-24 in The Guardian

Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Coal | Electricity


Mothers at the searing edge of climate change in this hottest city on Earth

  2022-06-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pregnant women and new mothers are at the receiving end in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan as they battle heatwave in their daily lives.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Women and Children


Over 100m Americans urged to stay indoors over extreme heat and humidity

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

Heatwave expected to settle over states from Gulf coast to Great Lakes and east to Carolinas with 100F temperatures in some cities

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


India takes tough stand at climate talks as Delhi endures brutal heatwave

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

As capital swelters, India urges rich countries to provide funds to help deal with effects of climate crisis

  Tagged under: COP27 | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


In South Asia, record heat threatens future of farming

  2022-06-13 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

UNEP projects are helping countries in Asia adapt and mitigate the impact of deadly heatwaves brought on by climate change. 

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | Climate Change


As Phoenix swelters, the nights are even worse than the boiling days

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Temperature topped 110F on four consecutive days and has not fallen below 80F at night-time for the past week in the Arizona city, breaking several records

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in journals.aom.org

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves - BBC News

  2022-05-18 (or before) in The BBC

A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change


South Asia’s Heatwave Is Only the Beginning

  2022-05-16 (or before) in Tribune

The record heatwave hitting India and Pakistan has dehydrated birds falling from the sky. If there was ever a sign that we need urgent action to reverse the catastrophic course of climate change, it's that.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change


Amid Persistent Heatwaves, Buzz Picks Up Around Wet-Bulb Temperature! Learn What It Is, and Why Is It Important | The Weather Channel

  2022-05-15 (or before) in The Weather Channel and weather.com

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Wet Bulb Temperature | Health


India bans all wheat exports over food security risk

  2022-05-14 in The Guardian

Move imposed with immediate effect in attempt to control prices after heatwave damages crops

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves


Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

  2022-05-13 in outlookindia.com

Farmers are waking up to the threat of extreme heatwaves across India. Are our policymakers listening?

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Climate Change


South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

  2022-05-13 in The Guardian

Brutal heatwave in India and Pakistan also certain to have been exacerbated by global heating, scientists say

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | South Africa | Africa


Parts of Pakistan and north-west India to endure +50C temperatures

  2022-05-12 in Official blog of the Met Office news team

A brutal heatwave that has enveloped parts of southern Asia since the end of April looks set to intensify, says the latest forecast from the Met Office. Nick Silkstone is a meteorologist with the Met Office’s Global Guidance Unit. He said: “Temperatures are expected to peak on Saturday, when maximum values could reach around 49-50°C…

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


India’s Heatwaves Are Testing the Limits of Human Survival

  2022-05-05 (or before) in Bloomberg

Each summer in India is a fresh roll of the dice on whether a freak event will occur that leads to a vast number of deaths.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Media reaction: South Asia’s 2022 heatwave and the role of climate change - Carbon Brief

  2022-05-04 by in Carbon Brief

A heatwave has swept across South Asia for weeks – leaving millions of people struggling with severe impacts.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Heat waves likely to last ‘25 times longer’ in India by another 2-4 decades, says climate report

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Down To Earth | Environment & science issues | India, South Asia

 The heatwaves will last over five times longer if global temperature rise is constrained to about 2°C, says report launched ahead of G20 summit

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves

  2022-05-02 in The Guardian

April temperatures at unprecedented levels have led to critical water and electricity shortages

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Electricity


Scorching Heatwave In India Reaches 115°F

  2022-05-02 (or before) by in Forbes

South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) is in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Famine


India heatwave: Severe temperatures will bake a billion people and damage crops | New Scientist

  2022-04-30 (or before) in New Scientist

Wheat production is at risk from extreme temperatures across much of India, but better early warning systems appear to be limiting how deadly the heatwaves are

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


The heat in Delhi is unbearable. This is what the climate crisis feels like

  2022-04-29 by in Climate Home News

A short walk in the afternoon is exhausting. Heatwaves will keep getting worse until we stop burning fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Fossil Fuels


Arctic Circle sees 'highest-ever' recorded temperatures - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


What does India’s heatwave mean for global food supplies?

  2022-04-28 (or before) in Euronews

The severe heatwave has come unusually early in spring, and will put more than 1 billion people in India and Pakistan at risk.

  Tagged under: India | Heatwaves


Summer of 2021 was Europe’s hottest on record

  2022-04-23 in France 24

Europe experienced its hottest summer on record in 2021, while being ravaged by floods, heatwaves and fires, according to a report published Friday by the European Union's Copernicus climate change service,…

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | France | Climate Change


Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists

  2022-03-20 in The Guardian

Antarctic areas reach 40C above normal at same time as north pole regions hit 30C above usual levels

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Arctic | Antarctic


Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

  2022-03-17 (or before) in MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In South Asia, new MIT research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | India | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Wet Bulb Temperature


Safe havens for coral reefs will be almost non-existent at 1.5°C of global warming – new study

  2022-02-01 (or before) by in The Conversation

Marine heatwaves will happen so often that reefs will struggle to weather successive bleaching events.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Coral Reefs


Concerns for life in Western Australia’s Pilbara after 50.7C heat record matched

  2022-01-14 in The Guardian

The heatwave sweeping the vast region prompts calls for authorities to consider how to make it more sustainable

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


We’re in uncharted territory for the world’s climate, UN says

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

Report sets out heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and floods that have wreaked havoc this year

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought | COP26


Climate crisis: Siberian heatwave led to new methane emissions, study says

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Leak of potent greenhouse gas is currently small but further research is urgently needed, say scientists

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia


Turkey appeals for help to fight wildfires as heatwave continues

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Wildfires break out across much of southern Europe, with temperature reaching 45C in Greece

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves


Increasing probability of record-shattering climate extremes - Nature Climate Change

  2021-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Changes in extreme heat are often calculated as anomalies above a reference climatology. A different definition—week-day heatwaves surpassing the current record by large margins—shows that their occurrence probabilities depend on warming rate, not level, and are higher than during recent decades.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Climate Change


Video shows salmon injured by unlivable water temperatures after heatwave

  2021-07-27 in The Guardian

A conservation group recorded the video after a heatwave in the Pacific north-west on a day when water temperatures breached 70F

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Washington State


Wavy jet stream - the picture of radical climate disruption

  2021-07-25 (or before) by in The Raven | Patrick Mazza | Substack

From heatwaves in the west to floods across the world

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


US set for punishing temperatures as huge ‘heat dome’ to settle over country

  2021-07-24 in The Guardian

Heatwave to next week roast areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought


US heatwave: Wildfires rage in western states as temperatures soar - BBC News

  2021-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

Tributes are paid to two firefighters who died in a plane crash while responding to a blaze in Arizona.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves


US heatwave: California and Nevada brace for record-breaking temperatures - BBC News

  2021-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

California's Death Valley matches what may be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | California


Opinion: Lytton was a wake-up call for the climate crisis - Today In BC

  2021-07-09 in bclocalnews.com

'I'm hoping that the silver lining in the black cloud of last week's heatwave is a new sense of urgency'

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Joe Biden blames climate crisis for deadly heatwave in western US and Canada

  2021-06-30 in The Guardian

Record-shattering temperatures linked to dozens of deaths, buckled roads, blackouts and wildfires

  Tagged under: Oregon | Joe Biden | Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Washington State


Atlantic Ocean: Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers (w/ Dr. Michael Mann)

  2021-06-28 (or before) in YouTube

Michael Mann weighs in on the worrisome shifts in the great conveyor belt, and the dangerous heatwave threatening the Pacific Northwest. 115 degrees in the s...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Heatwaves | Climate Change


Why won't anyone ask why? - by Emily Atkin - HEATED

  2021-06-25 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

A Colorado journalist's analysis of local heatwave coverage reveals a systemic failure to inform.

  Tagged under: Colorado State | Heatwaves


‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave

  2021-06-18 in The Guardian

Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Drought


UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

  2021-06-16 in The Guardian

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change Committee

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Trees


Ignoring climate change will lead to unprecedented, societally disruptive heat extremes in the Middle East

  2021-03-26 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) is a climate change hot spot where summers warm much faster than in the rest of the world. Some parts of the region are already among the hottest locations globally. A new international study led by scientists from the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center of the Cyprus Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry predicts that ignoring the signals of climate change and continuing business as usual with increasing greenhouse gas emissions will lead to extreme, life-threatening heatwaves in the region. Such extraordinary heat events will have a severe impact on the people of...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Predictions | Climate Change | Middle East


Large-scale shift in the structure of a kelp forest ecosystem co-occurs with an epizootic and marine heatwave - Communications Biology

  2021-03-05 (or before) in Nature

Meredith McPherson et al. use a 34-year time series of satellite and in situ derived data to study bull kelp forests of northern California and demonstrate the ecosystem shifts following a marine heatwave event between 2014 and 2016. The results show that increased herbivory by sea urchins due to the loss of a predator reduced bull kelp forest resistance to fluctuating environmental conditions and point to the importance of ecosystem-based and adaptive management strategies.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | California | Trees


California wildfires: thousands evacuate as 'siege' of flames overwhelms state

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

Hundreds of fires, stoked by a searing heatwave, prompt governor to declare a state of emergency

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | California


Siberian Heatwaves Are Fairly Common: Hottest Summer On Record Was In 1917 - Net Zero Watch

  2020-07-17 in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

Why do the BBC need three environmental reporters, when all they do is cut and paste the latest alarmist study without actually doing any cross checking or

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Net Zero | Russia


Siberian heatwave of 2020 almost impossible without climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2020-07-16 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Russia


Climate change made Siberian heatwave 600 times more likely – study

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

Human fingerprint on record temperatures ‘has rarely, if ever, been clearer’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Climate Change | Russia


Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave

  2020-07-02 (or before) in The Watchers - Watching the world evolve and transform

Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia's forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ev...

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Russia | Trees


The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know | Tamsin Edwards

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer, says climate scientist Tamsin Edwards

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

  2020-06-17 in The Guardian

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


Antarctica: what it means when the coldest place on Earth records an unprecedented heatwave

  2020-03-31 in The Guardian

Antarctica’s weather has worldwide impacts and can be a ‘canary in the mine’ for patterns of change elsewhere

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Antarctic | Climate Change Impacts


Climate emergency: global action is ‘way off track’ says UN head

  2020-03-10 in The Guardian

Deadly heatwaves, floods and rising hunger far greater threat to world than coronavirus, scientists say

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Why do record ocean temperatures matter?

  2020-01-13 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Everything you need to know about the significance of the heat record set last year

  Tagged under: Marine Life | Heatwaves | Global Warming | Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife


UK's hottest recorded day 'caused deaths of extra 200 people'

  2019-12-11 in The Guardian

ONS says death rate rose to 1,404 on 25 July, when mercury hit 38.7C during heatwave

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Health


Climate change: Marine heatwaves kill coral instantly - BBC News

  2019-10-03 (or before) in BBC

Marine heat waves, associated with climate change, cause the rapid death of corals, research reveals.

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs | Heatwaves | Climate Change


Ex-police chiefs to join Extinction Rebellion activists in biggest protest yet - Mirror Online

  2019-10-02 (or before) by Milo Boyd in The Mirror

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Heatwaves | Climate Change


Guest post: How heatwave images in the media can better represent climate risks

  2019-08-29 in Carbon Brief

As the northern hemisphere summer comes to an end, it seems a fitting time to reflect on how the news media has reported on this year’s summer heat and heatwaves. This has been an exceptionally hot summer: across Europe, there have been two distinct periods of very hot weather. Temperature records were broken in June across many countries, during what became the hottest June ever recorded in Europe.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Alaska records warmest month ever in July with coastline barren of sea ice

  2019-08-08 in The Guardian

Average temperature for month amid Arctic heatwave was 58.1F (14.5C), nearly 1F above previous high set in July 2004

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Arctic | Alaska


Record heatwave 'made much more likely' by human impact on climate

  2019-08-02 in The Guardian

Scientists say July at least equalled and may have beaten hottest month on record

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves


Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier

  2019-07-02 in The Guardian

Searing heat shows crisis is ‘here and now’, say scientists, and worse than predicted

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Predictions | Climate Change


Europe heatwave: cities take steps to limit effects of record temperatures

  2019-06-27 in The Guardian

Germany imposes speed limits on highways while schools in France remain closed

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | France


'Hell is coming': week-long heatwave begins across Europe

  2019-06-24 in The Guardian

Temperatures could hit 40C from Spain to Switzerland, with authorities urging children and older people to stay indoors

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Women and Children | France


Delhi temperature: Delhi records all-time high of 48 degrees Celsius in June, heatwave to continue | Delhi News - Times of India

  2019-06-11 (or before) in Times of India

Mercury in Delhi, on Monday, crossed an all time high of 48 degrees Celsius. The IMD has predicted the heatwave to continue in the national capital. D

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Predictions


India heatwave kills ‘dozens’ of people as temperatures hit 50C

  2019-06-08 (or before) in The Independent

Water poured on roads to stop them melting and farmers struggle to care for animals

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves


Heatwaves sweeping oceans ‘like wildfires’, scientists reveal

  2019-03-04 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures destroy kelp, seagrass and corals – with alarming impacts for humanity

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Coral Reefs


Climate change already a health emergency, say experts

  2018-11-28 in The Guardian

Deadly heatwaves and spread of diseases affect people’s health today – report

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Health


Summer weather is getting 'stuck' due to Arctic warming

  2018-08-20 in The Guardian

Rising Arctic temperatures mean we face a future of ‘extreme extremes’ where sunny days become heatwaves and rain becomes floods, study says

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Arctic


Heat: the next big inequality issue

  2018-08-13 in The Guardian

The deadly global heatwave has made it impossible to ignore: in cities worldwide, we are now divided into the cool haves and the hot have-nots

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


UK poorly prepared for climate change impacts, government advisers warn

  2016-07-12 in The Guardian

A 2,000 page report by Committee on Climate Change predicts global warming will hit UK with deadly heatwaves, more flooding and water shortages

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Penguins suffering from climate change, scientists say

  2014-01-30 in The Guardian

Heatwaves killing Magellanic penguin chicks in Argentina, and Adelie penguins in Antarctica are finding it harder to feed

  Tagged under: Argentina | Climate Change | Antarctic | Wildlife | Heatwaves


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