Showing posts with the label Heat Waves

Australia suffers hottest summer on record, little relief in sight

PHYS ORG Drought in Quensland, 2014.  Btcpg Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February and forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. Story here. FOOTNOTE:  Australia's annual emissions continue to rise, driven by LNG production.  Emissions for the year to September 2018 up 0.9% as Morrison government attempts a policy pivot on climate. The Guardian.

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

theguardian Drought-affected area in Karnataka,_India,_2012 - Photo by  Pushkarv If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds Story here.

NASA: July Was Earth’s Hottest Month in Recorded History

Nation of Change . PinP photo. Hello global warming: not only is 2016 shaping up to be the hottest year on record, but July 2016 is officially the warmest month of any in data record that can be extended back to the nineteenth century. STORY HERE.

An Epic Middle East Heat Wave Could be Global Warming’s Hellish Curtain-Raiser

The Washington Post Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come.  Story here.

Global Warming to Blame for Hundreds of Heatwave Deaths, Scientists Say

theguardian Manmade climate change increased the risk of heat-related deaths by about 70% in Paris and 20% in London in 2003, research shows. Story here.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate Central PinP photo. Climate change is a major threat to human health, with extreme heat likely to kill 27,000 Americans annually by 2100, according to a report released Monday by the White House. Story here.