Forest Service says it failed to account for climate change in New Mexico blaze

When the U.S. Forest Service started an intentional fire in the Santa Fe National Forest in early April, the aim was to reduce the risk…Continue readingForest Service says it failed to account for climate change in New Mexico blaze

Systematic warming pool discovered in the Pacific due to human activities

In a study just released in the journal Communications Earth and Environment, Dr. Armineh Barkhordarian confirms that this systematic warming pool is not the result…Continue readingSystematic warming pool discovered in the Pacific due to human activities

Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Niger is on the frontline of the climate crisis. Increasingly erratic rainfall and longer dry seasons mean that many parts of the country have not…Continue readingNiger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

Spain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heatwave in Europe

Firefighters in Spain and Germany are struggling to contain wildfires amid a heatwave in Western Europe, unusual for this time of year. The worst damage…Continue readingSpain, Germany battle wildfires amid unusual heatwave in Europe

Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500

In just more than two decades, the continent has experienced its five hottest summers since 1500. 2021: Hottest ever Last year was Europe’s hottest summer…Continue readingEurope’s five hottest summers since 1500

These maps illustrate the seriousness of the western drought in the U.S.

The historic drought in the western United States is about to get worse. Much of the West is already experiencing severe to exceptional drought, but…Continue readingThese maps illustrate the seriousness of the western drought in the U.S.

Prolonged heat wave baking much of central, eastern Lower 48

A significant heat dome has been crowding weather maps over the Lower 48 states for the past week, bringing blistering temperatures that have toppled records.…Continue readingProlonged heat wave baking much of central, eastern Lower 48

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the…Continue reading‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51˚C (124˚F)

Iraq sandstorm grounds flights, sends 1,000 to hospitals

Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports Monday as another sandstorm—the ninth since mid-April—hit the country. More than 1,000 people were hospitalised across the…Continue readingIraq sandstorm grounds flights, sends 1,000 to hospitals

Australia’s tropical rainforests have been dying faster for decades in ‘clear and stark climate warning’

Australia’s tropical rainforest trees have being dying at double the previous rate since the 1980s, seemingly because of global heating, according to new research that…Continue readingAustralia’s tropical rainforests have been dying faster for decades in ‘clear and stark climate warning’

Mideast sandstorms snarl traffic, close schools, harm health

Sandstorms across the Middle East have delayed flights, closed schools and hospitalised thousands—a phenomenon experts say could worsen as climate change warps regional weather patterns.…Continue readingMideast sandstorms snarl traffic, close schools, harm health

Extreme temperatures compound poverty in Pakistan’s hottest city

Jacobabad in Pakistan’s arid Sindh province is in the grip of the latest heatwave to hit South Asia—peaking at 51˚C (124˚F). Canals in the city—a…Continue readingExtreme temperatures compound poverty in Pakistan’s hottest city

Pakistan city hits nearly 50˚C (122˚F) as blistering heatwave grips nation

Pakistan is in the grip of a blistering heatwave, with parts of the nation already scorched by temperatures of nearly 50˚C (122˚F) as officials warn…Continue readingPakistan city hits nearly 50˚C (122˚F) as blistering heatwave grips nation

NASA’s ECOSTRESS detects ‘heat islands’ in extreme Indian heat wave

A relentless heat wave has blanketed India and Pakistan since mid-March, causing dozens of deaths, fires, increased air pollution, and reduced crop yields. Weather forecasts…Continue readingNASA’s ECOSTRESS detects ‘heat islands’ in extreme Indian heat wave

India tries to adapt to extreme heat but is paying a heavy price

Typically, heat waves in India affect only part of the country, occur in the summer and only last for a week or so. But a…Continue readingIndia tries to adapt to extreme heat but is paying a heavy price

India, Pakistan must brace for even worse heatwaves

The devastating heatwave that gripped India and Pakistan over the last two months is unprecedented, but worse—perhaps far worse—is on the horizon as climate change…Continue readingIndia, Pakistan must brace for even worse heatwaves

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India’s coal usage

An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, with acute power shortages affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record…Continue readingHeat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India’s coal usage

Concurrent heatwaves seven times more frequent than 1980s

Concurrent heatwaves the size of Mongolia or Iran were 7x more frequent in 2010s than 1980s. And their intensity rose 17%, and geographic extent increased…Continue readingConcurrent heatwaves seven times more frequent than 1980s

Time when warming levels will be reached

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Australia’s Unprecedented Future Temperature Extremes Under Paris Limits to Warming

The severity of possible future temperature extremes poses serious challenges for preparedness for future climatic change. The modelled Victoria and NSW extremes indicate the possibility…Continue readingAustralia’s Unprecedented Future Temperature Extremes Under Paris Limits to Warming