Showing posts with label Heatwaves. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heatwaves. Show all posts

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Record high temperatures grip much of the globe, more hot weather to come – UN agency (Story & video)

UN News Centre
Extremely high May and June temperatures have broken records in parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, the United Nations weather agency reported today, warning of more heatwaves to come. Story here.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deadly Heatwaves Could Threaten Nearly Three-Quarters of World's Inhabitants

Common Dreams

New study released as "unusually early" heatwaves grip large swathes of globe. Details here.

PinP photo.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Epic Middle East Heat Wave Is Being Compared to Weapon of Mass Destruction

Recent extreme heat events in the Middle East have climate scientists worried about future climate-related catastrophes. Temperatures have climbed above 115 F across the region this summer and Kuwait and Iraq recently recorded most likely the hottest temperatures ever in the Eastern Hemisphere. Story here.
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