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Credit ratings agency Moody's expects natural disasters to worsen in Australia, effecting mortgages

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:47:00 +0200dailymail (en)

Bushfires would become a more frequent hazard as a result of this. 'There has been a long-term increase in extreme fire weather and in the length of the fire season,' Moody's said. A one degree earning in ocean currents were expected to contribute to longer and more frequent marine heatwaves.

Permalink to Apocalyptic climate events: Is this the future we are promising the next generation?

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:37:00 +0200sundaytimes (en)

A question we often ask our children, encouraging them to dream big and aspire towards anything they set their heart on. But let’s take a moment to evaluate the world that we pass on to them. The concentration of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is at its highest in 3 to 5 million years.

Global climate strikes: Students worldwide demand action

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:11:00 +0200cnn (en)

Students in New Delhi, India, are joining the worldwide climate strike. Pictures posted on Twitter by Greenpeace India show young people marching through the city with defiant signs. "Where is my right to breathe?" one reads. Another sign bears the illustration of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old....

Indonesia haze: Are forest fires as bad as they seem?

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 02:18:00 +0200bbc (en)

And we have concluded that although fires this year have wrought significant damage to the environment, they have been worse in the past. Indonesia's fire season. Smoky haze has spread to Malaysia, Singapore, the south of Thailand and the Philippines, causing a significant deterioration in air quality.

Australia prepares for ‘Day Zero’ – the day the water runs out

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:38:00 +0200france24-en (en)

Day Zero is pending in at least a dozen Australian country towns stretching from the northern state of Queensland – known for its sprawling banana plantations and tropical heatwaves – to the state of New South Wales, whose capital Sydney is the country’s most popu lous city.

Australia prepares for ‘Day Zero’ – the day the water runs out

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:04:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Day Zero, as it’s called, would mark the start of water rationing and the day residential taps are turned off – literally – with large numbers of households and businesses having to go to local collection sites to fetch water. Day Zero is pending in at least a dozen Australian country towns....

Las víctimas del cambio climático

Thu, 19 Sep 2019 04:37:00 +0200eluniversal (es)

Como destaca el Papa Francisco, el cambio climático no es algo que va a venir, está sucediendo y afectando especialmente a los más pobres. Entre sus víctimas se hallan las que siguen. Los desplazados climáticos. Los eventos climáticos extremos se han hecho más frecuentes e intensos, y llevan al desplazamiento de cifras récords de personas.

Artificial intelligence could predict El Niño up to 18 months in advance

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:57:00 +0200sciencemag (en)

Sep. 18, 2019 , 1:30 PM. The dreaded El Niño strikes the globe every 2 to 7 years. As warm waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean shift eastward and trade winds weaken, the weather pattern ripples through the atmosphere, causing drought in southern Africa, wildfires in South America, and flooding on North America’s Pacific coast.

French researchers forecast more intensified global warming

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:59:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and France’s National....

French researchers forecast more intensified global warming

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:43:00 +0200euractiv-en (en)

The latest climate forecasts made by several French scientific bodies reveal a rather alarming situation: current forecasts are a little too optimistic in relation to the reality of global warming. According to models from the Pierre-Simon Laplace Institute (IPSL) and France’s National....

Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200bbc (en)

Media caption The acceleration in melting of the ice sheet covering Greenland has shocked researchers. Extreme events linked to climate change, such as the heatwave in Europe this year, are occurring sooner than expected, an ex-chief scientist says. Prof Sir David King says he's been scared by the....

World: The new climate reality: Protecting African cities from disaster

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:05:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Nairobi, 16 September 2019 - The impacts of climate change such as floods, landslides and extreme heat disproportionately affect the urban poor. This is because these communities often live in inadequate housing in fragile locations like floodplains, with no risk-reducing infrastructure such as functioning storm drains.

These Are the U.S. States That Will Be Most Affected by Climate Change

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:37:00 +0200newsweek-USA (en)

Every American will be affected by climate change, experts have warned, although extreme events like scorching heatwaves, devastating floods and ferocious hurricanes will hit some harder than others. And yet too many Americans see climate change as either a threat only to people in other countries;....

These Are the U.S. States That Will Be Most Affected by Climate Change

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:33:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Every American will be affected by climate change, experts have warned, although extreme events like scorching heatwaves, devastating floods and ferocious hurricanes will hit some harder than others. And yet too many Americans see climate change as either a threat only to people in other countries;....

A time to act

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:40:00 +0200tribune (en)

This Friday (September 20), people across the world – activists, students, environmentalists or simply anyone concerned will march to express their worry over the grave impacts of climate change. The march had been organized in the backdrop of Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s famous protest outside....

A time to act

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:33:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

This Friday (September 20), people across the world – activists, students, environmentalists or simply anyone concerned will march to express their worry over the grave impacts of climate change. The march had been organized in the backdrop of Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s famous protest outside....

How climate change is changing our world and up-to-date forecasts

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:31:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

With the cool of autumn now upon us and the familiar chill of a British winter not far away, this might not sound like a bad prospect right now: within just three decades London will have the climate that Barcelona has now , while Edinburgh will be like Paris.

Due milioni di persone hanno urgente bisogno di cibo

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 03:06:00 +0200interris (it)

sei mesi dall’impatto devastante del ciclone Idai su Mozambico, Malawi e Zimbabwe Nazioni africane dove oltre mille persone hanno perso la vita la popolazione colpita dall’emergenza è sull’orlo della carestia mentre la risposta umanitaria, richiesta dalle Nazioni Unite, è finanziata per meno della metà .

Eight months’ drought hits over 782,000 in North and East

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:31:00 +0200dailynews-lk (en)

Even as the Meteorological Department warned yesterday of more heavy rain and possible floods in southern parts of the island, the Disaster Management Centre drew attention to the continuing months-long drought prevailing in much of the North and north-central and eastern regions severely affecting an estimated 782,000 people.

Mozambico, a 6 mesi dal ciclone Idai costretti a mangiare piante selvatiche, la denuncia di Oxfam Rai News

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:19:00 +0200msn-it (it)

A sei mesi esatti dall'impatto devastante del ciclone Idai su Mozambico, Malawi e Zimbabwe - in cui oltre mille persone hanno perso la vita - la popolazione è sull'orlo della carestia mentre la risposta umanitaria, richiesta dalle Nazioni Unite, è finanziata per meno della metà.

Cyclone Idai 6 Months on: CARE Issues Dire warnings as Studies Show 41 Million Face Hunger in Southern Africa

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:39:00 +0200care (en)

BEIRA (September 12, 2019) - A combination of natural disasters made worse by climate change, funding shortfalls and weak economies across southern Africa has increased food insecurity by 28 percent, new findings have revealed. Six months since the devastating Cyclone Idai struck three southern....

'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farms

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:33:00 +0200aljazeera-en (en)

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barren and dotted with cranes towering over unfinished buildings.

'Our land is no use any more': India's struggle to save its farms

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:44:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Gurugram, India - The modern highway leading from Gurugram, a technology and business hub south of the Indian capital New Delhi, cuts through swaths of empty lots - land that once contained fertile green fields, but which is now mostly barren and dotted with cranes towering over unfinished buildings.

330 million people in India were affected by drought in 2015-16: UN report

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:19:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

Experts released scientific inputs into how drought can be managed through better preparedness and tracking drought vulnerability of communities at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

MIL-OSI Global: We built an app to detect areas most vulnerable to life-threatening haze

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 06:10:00 +0200foreignaffairs-nz (en)

– By Tianjia Liu, PhD Candidate in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University. Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 03:20:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Global Leaders Call for Urgent Action on Climate Adaptation

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:13:00 +0200wri (en)

Following are statements by Commissioners and the Managing Partners: High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “Today, climate crisis affects countless lives and the enjoyment of a range of human rights. Ultimately, it threatens human survival.

Nell’Australia orientale ci sono decine di incendi boschivi fuori controllo

Sat, 07 Sep 2019 10:44:00 +0200ilpost (it)

In Australia i vigli del fuoco sono al lavoro da diversi giorni per contenere decine di incendi boschivi, che hanno causato la distruzione di una ventina di abitazioni lungo la costa orientale del paese. Tra gli stati del Queensland e del New South Wales sono stati censiti almeno 100 incendi, che si....

Good rainfall forecast cheers parched SADC region

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:50:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

September 6, 2019. Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor. The latest regional rainfall forecast for the 2019-2020 cropping season shows that most SADC countries are likely to receive normal to above normal rainfall, bringing hope and cheer to farmers still reeling from a drought that ravaged most parts in the previous season.

Climate change: is it real ?

Fri, 06 Sep 2019 09:05:00 +0200moi-gov-mm (en)

Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place. The numbers of those deniers are quite small, but the problem is: they include people who....

Climate change: is it real ? 2019/09/06 by Global New Light of Myanmar

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:47:00 +0200globalnewlightofmyanmar (en)

Climate change is an emergency around the world. Graphic Image : BT. Of course it is! The climate change is really happening and causing havocs all over the Earth. However, most are oblivious to that. It is very regrettable that some people are even denying it is taking place.

Sadc must be well prepared to cope with natural disasters

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 08:45:00 +0200zimbabwesituation (en)

September 4, 2019. Kizito Sikuka Correspondent The establishment of vibrant disaster risk strategies is a priority for southern Africa. This is in response to the need to cope and address the effects of climate change — a natural phenomenon that is not only here to stay — but getting worse.

How to create a desert, or not

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:58:00 +0200farmindustrynews (en)

Most of us think of desert as an arid country with sand dunes, but that's not really accurate. The truth is that deserts include sizable areas of oceans, lakes, rivers and creeks. The term could also be applied to most crop fields in North America, and to pine forests and many orchards.

India facing dilemma of development

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 22:28:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

India is hosting the 14th Conference of Parties on the Convention to Combat Desertification today onwards. A key focus is on using land sustainably, also the focus of a recent IPCC report. Globally, the learnings are that every square foot of land has to be treated in ways that are ecologically sound for that location and the local people.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Drought and Flash Floods EPoA update n° 2 Emergency Appeal n° MDRAF005

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 10:44:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Summary of current operation and revision made to emergency plan of action: This operation update is issued to inform two and half-month progress on operation activities under emergency appeal. This operations update no. 2 informs on the activities accomplished as per reporting period for the....

Marn advierte 11 días sin lluvia en el oriente del país Las autoridades monitorean una baja presión, efecto del huracán Dorian, que nos podría traer lluvias este fin de semana.

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 09:55:00 +0200elmundo-sv (es)

El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Marn) ha informado de un nuevo periodo de sequía al oriente del país que inició desde el 20 de agosto y que hasta ayer ya acumulaba 11 días sin lluvia. Principalmente, la sequía afecta los departamentos de La Unión, en su zona central; el sur de....

Malaysia: Malaysia: Disaster Management Reference Handbook (June 2019)

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 23:01:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

Executive Summary. Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia bordering Thailand, Brunei, and Indonesia and consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories.Geographically, it is in a stable region, outside the Ring of Fire and south of major typhoon paths. However, Malaysia is often affected by other....

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what started it, how bad is it and will it stop?

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:14:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

AMAZON BLAZE Amazon rainforest fire - what started it, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:44:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

Huracán Dorian no aliviará sequía del sur

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:26:00 +0200elvocero (es)

El movimiento de trayectoria del ahora huracán Dorian hacia el noreste de la Isla evitará que la región sur de la Isla reciba lluvias que alivien la sequía severa que enfrentan los municipios de la zona. El meteorólogo Ernesto Rodríguez, del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología (NWS, por sus siglas en....

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3146: Time-Series Study of Associations between Rates of People Affected by Disasters and the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 17:45:00 +0200mdpi (en)

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a major driver of climatic variability that can have far reaching consequences for public health globally. We explored whether global, regional and country-level rates of people affected by natural disasters (PAD) are linked to ENSO.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:41:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

Bangladesh: New Drought Monitoring System Will Reduce Climate Risks for South Asian Farmers

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:52:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

To mitigate the food security and economic risks of South Asia’s frequent and intense droughts, scientists and policymakers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ( ICIMOD ) and the International Maize and Wheat....

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire? BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, - but how did...

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:33:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army has been deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

Why is the Arctic on fire?

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 02:08:00 +0200bbc-future (en)

as the rest of the planet due to climate change, largely due to changes in albedo the loss of sunlight-reflecting ice and snow, replaced by sunlight-absorbing ocean and soil. This is driving a dangerous positive feedback cycle where heating spirals into more heating. And, now, the Arctic isn’t only losing its ice.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop? SHOCKING wildfires have been spreading across Brazil's Amazon rainforest, and there are no signs of the fire stopping anytime soon. But what caused the powerful fires to break out and when did it start? Here's the latest.

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:43:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

AMAZON BLAZE What started the Amazon rainforest fires, how bad is it and will it stop?

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:42:00 +0200thesun (en)

He's been unable to provide any evidence to back up the suspicions. has blamed the blaze on deforestation. Thomas Lovejoy, an ecologist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large, said: “This is without any question one of only two times that there have been fires like this.

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire?

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 04:25:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army could be deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

Amazon rainforest fires turn São Paulo's sky black

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 01:54:00 +0200eco-business (en)

Forest fires have dramatically increased in the Brazilian Amazon this year in the wake of soaring deforestation rates, raising concerns among environmentalists about the fate of the planet’s largest tropical forest. The number of active fires amounted to 74,155 between January 1 and August 20, a....

Brazil: South America: Forest Fires: Information Bulletin no. 1

Sun, 25 Aug 2019 02:47:00 +0200reliefWeb (en)

The situation. In recent years, forest fires have become an emerging and continuous danger in South America. These fires cause damage to the ecosystem, biodiversity, livelihoods with a strong impact on communities in these areas and others affected by the effects.

The Amazon fires: What’s causing them and what the impacts could be

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:47:00 +0200twincities (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world’s largest rainforest is often called the “lungs of the earth.” Here’s a look at what’s happening: WHAT’S BURNING? Brazil’s National Space....

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 14:00:00 +0200dailymail (en)

Meanwhile, large fires also have been burning in neighboring countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. WHAT'S CAUSING THE FIRES? Paulo Moutinho, co-founder of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute, said this week that "it is very difficult to have natural fires in the Amazon; it happens but the majority come from the hand of humans.

Amazon rainforest fire: How did the Amazon fire start? How long has it been on fire? BRAZIL’S Amazon rainforest has seen a record number of fires this year, - but how did...

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 10:37:00 +0200express (en)

The Brazilian Amazon is ablaze as a record number of fires continue to ravage the vast rainforest. The Brazilian Army could be deployed to help tackle the vicious fires after the nation's government faced mounting international pressure to take more action to tackle them.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:38:00 +0200missoulian (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:32:00 +0200ChinaPost (en)

Fire consumes an area near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018. Brazil contains about 60% of the Amazon rainforest, whose degradation could have....

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:13:00 +0200muscatinejournal (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

As Fires Devastate the Amazon Rainforest, NASA Satellites Capture Grim Images

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:02:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Often referred to as "the planet's lungs" because it provides 20% of the world's oxygen, the Amazon rainforest has been ablaze for weeks. NASA has captured satellite images of the billowing smoke from the catastrophic fires, which continue to spread. As of today (Aug.

AP Explains: The causes and risks of the Amazon fires

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:47:00 +0200siouxcityjournal (en)

Virgin jungle stands next to an area that was burnt recently near Porto Velho, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Brazilian state experts have reported a record of nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

La foresta Amazzonica in fiamme, i grandi del pianeta sul disastro che si sta consumando in Sud America

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:56:00 +0200247libero (it)

Da ore la foresta Amazzonica sta bruciando con un’intensità che fa gridare a uno dei più grandi disastri ambientali del nostro tempo. Tutti i grandi della Terra sono preoccupati per quanto sta avvenendo in Sud America. La foresta Amazzonica brucia e l’incendio, di portata epocale, sta mettendo in....

Greenpeace reactive on Amazon forest fires

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:43:00 +0200yubanet (en)

São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2019 – Over the past days, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region. The number of fire outbreaks recorded in the Amazon in 2019 is one of the largest in recent years. Between January and August 20, the number of fires has increased 145% compared to the same period in 2018.

Satellite images show devastating Amazon rainforest fire

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:54:00 +0200geospatialworld (en)

The ‘Lungs of the Earth’ are on fire. The Amazon rainforest , which produces 20% of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere and is home to 10% of the Earth’s diversities, has been burning for the last three weeks at an unprecedented rate. This year, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research has....

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE: Devastating fires revealed as São Paulo PLUNGED into darkness

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:12:00 +0200express (en)

2.40pm update: Almost one million square miles affected by fires. An estimated measure done by Express.co.uk shows approximately 640 million acres have been affected by the fire. Based on Google’s alert system, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil.

Irregular Sonoran monsoon highlights danger of always blaming climate change

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:47:00 +0200earth (en)

The Sonoran Desert in the United States is home to the large cities of Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. On June 26, 1990, Phoenix had its hottest day on record , a sweltering 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Although California’s Death Valley has reached hotter temperatures, Phoenix is consistently one of the....

Amazon Rainforest fire LIVE updates: State of emergency declared - fires hit record number

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:17:00 +0200express (en)

Thousands of acres have been burned and destroyed by the numerous wildfires sweeping Brazil; Shocking maps show the true extent of the blaze, which have coated more than half of Brazil in smoke; San Paolo turned dark and stormy today when thick smoke from the fires descended on the busy city; Since....

Sudden darkness over Sao Paulo baffles thousands

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:42:00 +0200startribune (en)

RIO DE JANEIRO Around midday on Monday, the sky suddenly blackened, and day became night in Sao Paulo. Sure, smog is bad in the Western Hemisphere’s largest city, where traffic jams can stretch for dozens of miles. But not this bad. What was going on? Was the end near? “Apocalypse!” one person cried on Twitter.

Climate change could cost the US 10.5% of its GDP by 2100, study warns

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:27:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Plastic pollution found in the world’s oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively. And while there may have been some hope that certain countries could escape the brunt of the impact, a new....

India Environment Floods after drought: India reels from extremes India has fallen into cycles in which severe drought and flooding follow each other By Aritry Das

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:35:00 +0200asiatimes (en)

Climate change and bad policies have pushed India into a recurring cycle of floods and droughts which is threatening the country’s economic stability and environmental wellbeing. The current floods have so far killed around 250 people and displaced at least a million across four states in southern and western India.

Up to 30% of total food produced worldwide is lost or wasted

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:17:00 +0200brusselstimes (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being including the....

Freak weather events spiked this year: Data

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:23:00 +0200HindustanTimes (en)

India has already experienced more “extreme rainfall periods” in 2019 as compared to 2018, but there are also large pockets of the country affected by drought-like conditions due to the unequal distribution of rainfall, according to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) that provides....

New report on how climate change threatens food security

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:54:00 +0200newsnow-co-uk (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being....

New report on how climate change threatens food...

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:08:00 +0200brusselstimes (en)

Land is a critical resource says a new report from United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) but is under growing pressure from humans and climate change. In a summary for policy-makers, IPCC states that land provides the principal basis for human livelihoods and well-being....

Flooding, Landslides Kill Hundreds Across South and Southeast Asia - Democracy Now!

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:16:00 +0200myanmarnews (en)

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 people Sunday. This is a Kerala resident who was rescued.

Flooding and Landslides Kill Hundreds throughout South and Southeast Asia

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:05:00 +0200periodico26 (en)

In India, massive floods and landslides have killed an estimated 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands, as days of torrential monsoon downpours hit several southern and western states. In Kerala, a mudslide killed at least 50 people last weekend. New Delhi.

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