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Tag Archives: Extreme Heat

By Lin Taylor | and was published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation website: 30 August, 2018 For every one degree Celsius rise in average temperatures, insects will consume an extra 2.5 percent of the world's crops LONDON, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A warming planet will see larger...
by Laurie Goering | Thomson Reuters Foundation Published: Wednesday, 20 June 2018 "This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert CAPE TOWN, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the next 30 years, cities...
Published 28 June, 2018 A new World Bank report, South Asia’s Hotspots, finds that average temperatures in the region have increased in the last sixty years and will continue rising. Eight hundred million South Asians are at risk to see their standards of living and incomes decline as rising...
From deadly fires in California and Greece to droughts and flooding in Europe, Australia and Japan – it’s been a crazy time for weather & climate!
Credit: U.S. Dept of Agriculture / flickr Alister Doyle | Thomson Reuters Foundation and was published on their website 6 December, 2017 World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, scientists say * Warming could be 15 percent more than projected -...
by Gregory Scruggs | Thomson Reuters Foundation and was published on their website 19 October, 2017 Some 60 percent of houses built between 1990 and 2000 are in wildfire-prone areas As firefighters slowly gain ground on the deadliest wildfires in Californian history, experts predict the problem will get...
by Laurie Goering Thomson Reuters Foundation Tuesday, 19 September 2017  LONDON, Sept 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hurricane Harvey blasted ashore in August, drowning south Texas in a year's worth of rain in just a few days, it left behind an estimated $150 billion in...
This release appeared on The Climate Council Australia website on 18 September, 2017 and was authored by Prof. Lesley Hughes Climate Change made Australia’s warmest winter on record an astounding 60 times more likely, our new report highlights. The “Hot & Dry:...
Credit: CIAT / Flickr Published on the Thompson Reuters Foundation website 5 September, 2017. by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) India's agriculture needs to become climate resilient, as the risks for small-scale farmers become...
Credit: eutrophication&hypoxia / Flickr The number of droughts in Jordan could double by 2100 as a result of climate change, new research suggests.  By DAISY DUNNE and published on the CarbonBrief website 10 August, 2017 However, conflict in Syria, a close neighbour of...
Credit: University of Salford Press / Flickr "Nearly all our cities are at risk of floods because of unchecked urbanisation and depletion of water bodies" Published 31 August By Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) MUMBAI, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As...
Credit: Juan Antonio Segal / flickr This article was published on the 14 August 2017 and appeared on the PreventionWeb website By Anjali Jaiswal and Sayantan Sarkar As India commemorates its 70th Independence Day, the devastating impacts of climate change are becoming more real, every day. Climate...
Credit: Wyoming National Guard / flickr Nearly 41,000 individual wildfires of all sizes have scorched more than 6 million acres in the United States so far this year Published 11 August, 2017 by Steve Gorman  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) - U.S. fire managers...
Credit: Andy Melton / Flickr A recent study posted by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) on their website and published 8 August 2017 Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global...
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