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Extreme Weather and Climate Events Affected 62m People in 2018

Extreme weather and climate events affected 62 million people in 2018. That’s the conclusion reached in a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which warns the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations “drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels”. …

Typhoons, Floods, Heat Waves Batter Asia

From flash floods in Vietnam to a blistering heat wave in Japan, countries across Asia are suffering from extreme weather, CNN reported Sunday. The events come nearly two months into the continent’s annual rainy season that extends from June to November, according to The Straits Times. A 2016 study showed …

Extreme Heat Wave in Quebec May Have Killed 70

The death toll in Quebec’s heat wave last week may have reached as many as 70, officials said Tuesday, as temperatures exceeded 100 degrees F. Thirty-four of those deaths were in Montreal, where temperatures soared 20 degrees above normal and CBC reports that the morgue became so overcrowded it had …

‘Atlantification’ of Arctic Ocean Speeds Up

The Arctic Ocean is warming so rapidly that it may soon transform into an upper arm of the Atlantic Ocean, researchers say. A study published this week in Nature Climate Change shows how the Barents Sea in Scandinavia, where Atlantic waters enter the Arctic basin, has become a warming “hot …

Canada Is Now 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In 1948

Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014. A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective. This has resulted in “melting sea ice, …