Heatwave: Record breaking temperatures in the U.S. and Europe

Today The Guardian filed, ‘US temperatures hit record levels as south-west bakes in heatwave‘, and cites 114F in Phoenix, 109F in Las Vegas, Denver hit 100F (37,7C), in California inland areas reached triple digits. A dangerous heat swept across the American south-west over the weekend as potentially deadly heat set temperatures soaring to record levels…

Far outside the historical climate: Heat and Rainfall extremes

The study “Increasing heat and rainfall extremes now far outside the historical climate” found that the climate warmed 0.25C during the last decade, resulting in increased rainfall and heat extremes. Abstract Over the last decade, the world warmed by 0.25 °C, in-line with the roughly linear trend since the 1970s. Here we present updated analyses showing…

Canada’s Historic Heat Wave, Wildfire Devastates Town and more than 80 Fires Burning

Global News: Several buildings have been destroyed in Lytton, B.C. after a fast-moving fire swept through the village Wednesday just moments after its residents were evacuated. Sources tell Global News the local ambulance station, clinic and at least 10 houses were among the buildings burned to the ground shortly after Mayor Jon Polderman issued the…

India heatwave temperatures pass 50 Celsius 123.4 F. in Churu

Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke. Churu in the western part of the desert state of Rajasthan was the hottest place in the country at 50.8 degrees Celsius, nine notches above normal, according to the MeT department office in Jaipur.…

Extreme Weather Change Worldwide January 2019

Weather extremes around Europe, Australia, and South America from the past couple of days. Sources Tasmanian fire threat rolls on for Geeveston, Central Plateau; Zeehan downgraded https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/tasmania-braces-for-worst-fire-day-in-years/10747262 120°F in the Shade—and By the Water—As Australia’s Record-Melting Summer Intensifies https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/120F-Shadeand-Water-Australias-Record-Melting-Summer-Intensifies?cm_ven=hp-slot-2 2018 Global Disasters Cost $160 Billion; Climate Change a Factor, Report Says https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-01-09-disasters-cost-damage-climate-change Severe Weather on…

How burning Forests melt Ice Sheets

Forest fires can melt glaciers thousands of miles away by changing the colour of the ice – all thanks to a heavy little particle called black carbon. This strange story of smoke, dust and algae looks at the lesser-known half of a positive feedback loop: not only does climate change make fires bigger and badder,…