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Malawi swelters in record heat with temperatures nearly 20C above average

An African nation has experienced excessive heat, with temperatures as high as 43C, attributed to climate change. The weekend was the hottest on record for Malawians, with temperatures rising by about 20C beyond the seasonal average. The government issued advisories last Thursday about staying out of the sun, staying hydrated, and avoiding coffee and alcohol …

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Wildfires rage in southern Europe as soaring temperatures persist

Villages were evacuated as a result of wildfires in Greece and the Canary Islands that were brought on by heatwaves across Europe. On Sunday, authorities in Greece ordered the evacuation of five more towns close to the country’s northeastern border with Turkey as summer wildfires, which have already damaged a number of homes, grew increasingly …

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Antarctica’s heatwaves are a warning to humanity – and we have only a narrow window to save the planet-Climate scientists

As harsh weather occurs more frequently than scientists had anticipated, Antarctica’s sea ice levels are decreasing. At present, Antarctica is undergoing tremendous changes at previously unheard-of rates, as evidenced by frequent extreme occurrences. These include the recent autumn heatwave and circum-Antarctic summer heatwaves, both of which saw temperatures climb by up to 40C. Furthermore, the …

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This month is the planet’s hottest on record by far – and hottest in around 120,000 years, scientists say

Before July has even ended, scientists from two international climate agencies are projecting that this month will be the planet’s warmest on record by a wide margin. This is due to broad swathes of three continents baking under scorching temperatures and the oceans heating to historic levels. According to a report released on Thursday last …

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Warming Could Push the Atlantic Past a ‘Tipping Point’ This Century

According to a recent analysis, the system of ocean currents that controls the temperature for a large portion of the earth may collapse sooner than previously thought. When the powerful network of ocean currents that determines the climate surrounding the North Atlantic experienced a significant slowdown previously, it appears to have driven Europe into a …

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Phoenix hits record for 19th day of 110+ degrees in a row — with more ahead

PHOENIX — In a city accustomed to scorching summers, a historic heat wave Tuesday established a new standard: On the 19th day in a row, the temperature surpassed 110 degrees in this location. The temperatures subsequently continued to rise: According to preliminary National Weather Service data, the temperature reached 116 less than two hours later, …

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Land temperatures in Spain surpass 60C as deadly heatwave sweeps Europe

During the catastrophic heatwave that is sweeping Europe, the ground temperature in some places of Spain has reached more than 60C, satellite data have revealed. A heat map that normally depicts sweltering temperatures in red instead turned black due to the extreme heat. On most of the continent, including France, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, where …

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Italy heatwave could push temperatures close to European record

With scorching weather sweeping through Spain, France, Germany, and Poland, high pressure is predicted to bring temperatures to 48C. This week, as a severe heatwave grips much of the continent, temperatures in Italy may come dangerously close to shattering a European record. By Wednesday, temperatures will be above 40C (104F) throughout much of the country …

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Heat Records Are Broken Around the Globe as Earth Warms, Fast

Temperatures are rising from north to south as a result of the effects of El Niño and greenhouse gases trapping heat in the atmosphere. Scientists said on Thursday that the previous three days were likely the warmest in Earth’s modern history as a startling wave of heat throughout the planet proceeded to break temperature records …

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