Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn

Last year was first to be in top 10 for heat, rain and sunshine, as scientists say UK’s mild climate is at an end Extremes of weather will strike the UK more frequently owing to the climate crisis, scientists said after data showed that last year was one of the warmest, as well as oneContinue reading “Extreme weather will be the norm and UK is not prepared, scientists warn”

Dozens killed, many more missing in northern Afghanistan flash floods

At least 40 people have been killed with 150 more missing in northern Afghanistan after flash floods ravaged an area northeast of the capital Kabul, officials said on Thursday. A rescue operation was underway to find the missing people after torrential rains overwhelmed Kamdesh district in Nuristan province—about 200 kilometres (120 miles) northeast of Kabul.Continue reading “Dozens killed, many more missing in northern Afghanistan flash floods”

Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn

Around 13,000 researchers have called for urgent action to slow down the climate emergency as extreme weather patterns shock the world. They listed three core measures. Thousands of scientists reiterated calls for immediate action over the climate crisis in an article published Wednesday in the journal BioScience.  “The extreme climate events and patterns that we’ve witnessed over theContinue reading “Climate tipping points are now imminent, scientists warn”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after authorities initially urged people to shelter inside. The explosion at the wasteContinue reading “1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion”

Why Capitalism Can’t Handle Climate Change – Second Thought

Climate change is shaping up to be the single most destructive and expensive challenge humanity has ever faced. In this episode, we’ll explore why capitalism is incapable of solving the problems it creates, and what we should expect in the coming decades.

London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued

Thunderstorms followed a week of high temperatures in the capital A “major incident” has been declared across hospitals in London after floods caused chaos throughout the capital. Ambulances have been redirected after the A&E department at Newham Hospital was closed because of floodwater. Wards at Whipps Cross hospital, including the maternity department, were also forced to shut. Patients haveContinue reading “London flooding: Areas of city flooded as post-heatwave thunderstorm warning issued”

‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods

Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal. More than 100 of Cheng’s pigs drowned in floods that paralysed China’s central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak.Continue reading “‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods”

Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather

Forecaster says ‘it’s kind of an extreme, dangerous situation’ A wildfire that has been burning through the state of Oregon for two weeks has grown so large that officials say it can form its own weather, setting-back the work of first responders. The Bootleg Fire has scorched around 350,000 acres, or 530 square miles, of forest and grasslands, withContinue reading “Oregon Bootleg fire has grown so big it’s creating its own weather”

Germany sets out flood relief funding, hopes of finding survivors fade

Politicians face criticism over preparedness for floods Government plans initial emergency aid up to 200 mln euros Minister says more funds can be made available if needed A relief official dampened hopes on Wednesday of finding more survivors in the rubble of villages devastated by floods in western Germany, as a poll showed many GermansContinue reading “Germany sets out flood relief funding, hopes of finding survivors fade”

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