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Heatwaves in northern hemisphere becoming more frequent, says WMO

RTCC.org reports on the World Meteorological Organisation’s observation of an increase in the frequency of heatwaves in the northern hemisphere: “Record breaking temperatures, heatwaves, drought – all part of a usual Northern Hemisphere summer? Not so says the World Meteorological … Continue reading

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Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous

Natural disasters have become more frequent and costly since the 1970s, as this article from the Guardian illustrates: Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because … Continue reading

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Extreme heat to become more common in our changing world.

As reported by Climate Central, a recent land temperature analysis covering the years 1979 – 2012 indicates that instances of extreme heat are becoming more common worldwide: “This study shows that the frequency of hot extremes over land has continued … Continue reading

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Extreme Heat and Floods Strike Eastern Europe

May 2014 has seen extraordinary weather patterns affecting eastern Europe, including flooding and record-high temperatures. Here is an example of how flooding has affected this part of the world, as reported on wunderground.com: Heavy rainfall began falling in the Balkans … Continue reading

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