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”

Mumbai monsoon mayhem: Freak bursts of rain sign of climate crisis

Such short bursts of intense rain bear a climate change signature and as these effects become more pronounced, India’s financial capital and the country’s west coast will have to be better prepared, experts said. Mumbai’s Santacruz and Colaba recorded extremely heavy rainfall–23.4 cm and 19.68 cm rain respectively between Saturday and Sunday morning—a span ofContinue reading “Mumbai monsoon mayhem: Freak bursts of rain sign of climate crisis”

Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank

Israel on Wednesday demolished the Bedouin herding community of Khirbet Humsu in the occupied West Bank, the latest chapter in the military’s attempts to uproot the Palestinian village of makeshift homes. At least 65 people, including 35 children, were displaced, said Christopher Holt of the West Bank Protection Consortium, a group of international aid agenciesContinue reading “Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank”

GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’

Johnson refers to conservative British climate crisis denier Lord Christopher Monckton before mouthing the expletive A US senator has denied being a “climate change denier” after he was caught on camera telling a private gathering of Republicans that the climate crisis was “bulls***”. In the video, first reported by CNN, GOP senator Ron Johnson refersContinue reading “GOP senator caught mouthing that climate crisis is ‘bulls***’”

2 dead, some 20 missing in large mudslide southwest of Tokyo

Two people died and about 20 others remained missing Saturday after torrential rain triggered a large mudslide southwest of Tokyo, destroying more than 10 houses, local authorities said. A video posted on Twitter showed dark water mixed with soil and sand flowing rapidly from the top of a mountain at about 10:30 a.m. in Atami,Continue reading “2 dead, some 20 missing in large mudslide southwest of Tokyo”

Village of Lytton, B.C., evacuated as mayor says ‘the whole town is on fire’

Several out-of-control wildfires burning in other parts of province after heat wave A small B.C. village that endured the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Canada for days on end this week was engulfed in flames Wednesday night and residents were forced to flee, many without their belongings.  Mayor Jan Polderman says he told everyone to leave Lytton, asContinue reading “Village of Lytton, B.C., evacuated as mayor says ‘the whole town is on fire’”

All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.

Intense. Prolonged. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. Abnormal. Dangerous. That’s how the National Weather Service described the historic heat wave hitting the Pacific Northwest, pushing daytime temperatures into the triple digits, disrupting Olympic qualifying events and breaking all-time high temperature records in places unaccustomed to such extreme heat. Portland, Ore., reached 112 degrees Fahrenheit Sunday, breaking the all-timeContinue reading “All-Time Records Fall As A Heat Wave Roasts The Northwest U.S.”

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