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24 07 2021 | 10:40

Death Valley hits 130 degrees, nearly breaking heat record

Death Valley is more than earning its morbid name this weekend, as temperatures in the California desert reached a near-record-breaking 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius), according to…

17 07 2021 | 13:48

Record-breaking temperatures mean we must change the way we talk about the climate emergency

New normal. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. In recent days, as Western Canada and the United States have been broiling under a climate-fuelled heat crisis, all sorts of superlatives have been used…

17 07 2021 | 10:04

BREAKING (The Energy Mix) :Deadly Western Heat Dome 'Virtually Impossible' withour Climate Change.

Less than a week after a deadly “heat dome” devastated western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest and burned Lytton, B.C. to the ground, an international science team is reporting that the…

12 07 2021 | 13:29

World ‘must step up preparations for extreme heat’

Rising temperatures may be hitting faster and harder than forecast, say climate scientists in wake of heatwave in US and Canada The world needs to step up preparations for extreme heat, which may be…

08 07 2021 | 13:32

Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds

More people died of cold than heat in past 20 years but climate change is shifting the balance. More than 5 million people die each year globally because of excessively hot or cold conditions, a 20-…

08 07 2021 | 10:51

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914

Kevo in Lapland recorded a temperature of 33.6C after Finland registered record heat in June. Nordic countries have registered near-record temperatures over the weekend, including highs of 34C (93.…

07 07 2021 | 11:22

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast

Average temperatures for the month were 2C higher than normal, with 24 separate locations hitting their own records New Zealand has experienced its hottest June since records began more than 110…

05 07 2021 | 11:28

Train cables melt and roads buckle in Northwest’s 46C heatwave.

‘Additional impact likely tomorrow with another day of extreme heat. Remain vigilant on your commutes,’ warns national weather body.

30 06 2021 | 12:12

A dangerous 'Omega block' is trapping scorching hot air over the US and Canada

Monday was the hottest day ever for many US cities and the entire country of Canada.

30 06 2021 | 10:17

Canada weather: Heatwave hits record 46.6C as US north-west also frazzles.

Canada has recorded its highest ever temperature as the country's west and the US Pacific north-west frazzle in an unprecedented heatwave. Lytton in British Columbia soared to 46.6C (116F) on Sunday…

30 06 2021 | 09:37

'Life-Threatening' Heat Wave Shatters Records in Pacific Northwest

Seattle and Portland set record temperatures on Saturday as a dome of extremely hot air settled over the US Pacific Northwest. All of Washington and Oregon, and parts of Idaho, Wyoming and…

28 06 2021 | 16:48

Arctic Circle is already recording 118 F degree days (and summer is just heating up)

On the same day last year, air temperatures in the area blazed past 100 degrees F for the first time in recorded history. On the summer solstice (June 20 — the longest day of the year) two European…

25 06 2021 | 11:15

EXPLAINER: What's behind the heat wave in the American West?

Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits,…

18 06 2021 | 10:51

How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long before 50C will be normal

Hot weather bakes in disadvantage. Regenerating natural and living ecosystems will help us all Acentury ago the British critic and crime writer GK Chesterton declared that crime fiction is the…

14 06 2021 | 08:38

Extremophiles could hold clues for climate change-tackling technologies.

Microscopic organisms known as extremophiles inhabit some of the last places on Earth you might expect to find life, from the extreme pressures of the ocean floor to freezing ice caps. Understanding…

06 06 2021 | 07:34

Satellites may have been underestimating the planet's warming for decades.

A new comparison of measurements finds that some don't add up. The global warming that has already taken place may be even worse than we thought. That's the takeaway from a new study that finds…

05 06 2021 | 12:22

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis

Jane Gilbert urges greater federal and state response to lethal threat posed by rising temperatures. Miami’s new chief heat officer has called for greater federal and state action on the lethal…

27 05 2021 | 10:43

Temporary exceedance of 1.5°C increasingly likely.

There is more than a 40% chance that the annual average global temperature in at least one of the next five years will temporarily reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. And these odds are…

26 05 2021 | 08:53

Warming is clearly visible in new US ‘climate normal’ datasets.

Anyone who listens to weather reports has heard meteorologists comment that yesterday’s temperature was 3 degrees above normal, or last month was much drier than normal. But what does “normal” mean…

18 05 2021 | 07:14

NOAA 'New Normal' Data Confirms U.S. Is Hotter Than Past Decade.

Describing hotter temperatures and altered weather as the "new normal" under climate change has become cliché, and updated NOAA data makes it official. The U.S. is now hotter than it was just a…