Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn

Global warming is already affecting people’s health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. “Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world,” read an editorialContinue reading “Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn”

Extinction Rebellion blocks busy junction in London

Protesters gather in Covent Garden while activists stage diversion march up Charing Cross Road Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked one of Covent Garden’s busiest junctions on the first day of the group’s latest wave of protests targeting London. At about midday on Monday, activists from the group chained themselves together to block the roundabout atContinue reading “Extinction Rebellion blocks busy junction in London”

Siberian wildfires dwarf all others on Earth combined

Smoke just reached the North Pole in a first. Smoke from massive wildfires in Russia’s Siberia region has reached the geographic North Pole “for the first time in recorded history,” according to NASA — while the forest blazes themselves are bigger than all the other wildfires currently burning in the world combined, one expert said.  The U.SContinue reading “Siberian wildfires dwarf all others on Earth combined”

Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns

California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remote communities. The dangerous fires are among some 100 large blazes burning Wednesday across 15 states, mostly in the West, where historic drought conditions have left landsContinue reading “Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns”

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). In a “worst-case scenario,” the temperature could reach as high as 111 F (44 C) inContinue reading “Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave”

Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region

At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country’s prime minister has said. Several more soldiers were injured fighting the fires, in the forested Kabylie region. Temperatures of up to 46C were forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday. Fires have caused devastation inContinue reading “Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region”

A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now

Global climate change is accelerating and human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases are the overwhelming cause, according to a landmark report released Monday by the United Nations. There is still time to avoid catastrophic warming this century, but only if countries around the world stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible, the authors warn. The message toContinue reading “A Major Report Warns Climate Change Is Accelerating And Humans Must Cut Emissions Now”

Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands

While progress was made in batting blazes near Athens, the island of Evia is still in the grips of uncontrolled fires. Thousands have fled their homes on the Greek Island of Evia as wildfires continued to rage uncontrolled on Sunday for a sixth day. While fires that had posed a risk to the northern suburbs of AthensContinue reading “Greece wildfires: Thousands flee island of Evia as blazes continue to ravage lands”

Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists

Last month was one of the world’s hottest Julys on record, behind only 2019 and 2016, with unusually high temperatures seen in regions from Finland to the United States, EU scientists said on Thursday. It is the latest milestone in a long-term warming trend that saw the last seven years rank as the world’s hottest on record,Continue reading “Last month was world’s third-hottest July on record – EU scientists”

Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’

Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea level by seven metres Scientists claim the ice that melted from Greenland on Tuesday would be enough to cover the US state of Florida in two inches of water. Ice sheets on the autonomous Danish territory are shrinking as temperatures in the Arctic reach recordContinue reading “Amount of ice which melted from Greenland on Tuesday ‘would cover Florida in two inches of water’”

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