environment

Vietnam records highest ever temperature of 44.1C

Report follows neighboring nations’ record-breaking high temperatures during the heatwave in April. As the public was advised to stay indoors during the warmest periods of the day by weather experts and officials, Vietnam reported a record-high temperature of 44.1C (111.38F). According to scientists, severe weather is getting worse due to global warming. During a heatwave […]

Vietnam records highest ever temperature of 44.1C Read More »

Catastrophic drought that’s pushed millions into crisis made 100 times more likely by climate change, analysis finds

Without climate change, the continuous drought that has decimated the Horn of Africa and put more than 20 million people in severe food poverty would not have been feasible, according to a recent analysis. This area of East Africa, which is among the most impoverished parts of the globe, has been experiencing its worst drought

Catastrophic drought that’s pushed millions into crisis made 100 times more likely by climate change, analysis finds Read More »

Global warming set to reach 1.5C in the near-term, UN reports

Hazards of global warming and permanent changes to the earth greater than previously estimated in 2014. The top scientists in the world predicted that global temperature will “more likely than not” grow by 1.5C since pre-industrial times in the near future, and that current climate change will last for three generations, those born in 1950,

Global warming set to reach 1.5C in the near-term, UN reports Read More »

Spain: Long-term drought to bring more heatwaves, widlfires

MADRID — Spain has formally entered a long-term drought due to the recent high temperatures and poor rainfall, and another year of heatwaves and forest fires is inevitable. Statistics revealed that Spain started a protracted drought at the end of 2022, and the first three months of 2023 don’t appear to be significantly different, according

Spain: Long-term drought to bring more heatwaves, widlfires Read More »

High February temperatures have India already bracing for more heat waves

Last year, Indian meteorologists sounded the first heat wave alert of the year in March, foreshadowing a summer that arrived unusually early — and brought some of the most extreme temperatures in India’s recorded history. This year, they are sounding the alarm even earlier. The India Meteorological Department issued the first heat wave alert of

High February temperatures have India already bracing for more heat waves Read More »

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu in world’s top 50 regions at high risk due to climate change: report

9 Indian States feature on a “world-first” index that assesses the risk posed to built environment across the world due to extreme weather events. Nine out of 50 regions in the world facing high climate risk to a fragile physical infrastructure fall in India, according to a new ranking released on February 20. Bihar (22nd

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu in world’s top 50 regions at high risk due to climate change: report Read More »

World risks descending into a climate ‘doom loop’, warn thinktanks

Report says simply coping with escalating impacts of climate crisis could override tackling root cause. The world is at risk of descending into a climate “doom loop”, a thinktank report has warned. It said simply coping with the escalating impacts of the climate crisis could draw resources and focus away from the efforts to slash

World risks descending into a climate ‘doom loop’, warn thinktanks Read More »

Antarctic Researchers Report an Extraordinary Marine Heatwave That Could Threaten Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

The inexorable rise of ocean heat is now evident off the coast of West Antarctica, potentially disrupting critical parts of the global climate system and accelerating sea level rise. Research scientists on ships along Antarctica’s west coast said their recent voyages have been marked by an eerily warm ocean and record-low sea ice coverage—extreme climate

Antarctic Researchers Report an Extraordinary Marine Heatwave That Could Threaten Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Read More »

The Colorado River drought crisis: How did this happen? Can it be fixed?

The Colorado River is in crisis. The problem has been building for decades but has come to a head in recent years because the major reservoirs on the river have fallen to dangerously low levels, prompting the Biden administration to call for unprecedented cuts in water usage among the 40 million people who rely on

The Colorado River drought crisis: How did this happen? Can it be fixed? Read More »

Transition into El Nino could lead to record heat around globe

When the world’s largest and deepest ocean basin warms, satellites will be busy over the Pacific Ocean detecting analogous water temperatures but also, if history repeats itself, landmasses across the globe will have to deal with heat that could be record-breaking. Since reliable technology started keeping track of world temperatures in the 1950s, the warmest

Transition into El Nino could lead to record heat around globe Read More »