User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: High Temperatures
Last updated: Feb 22 2020 05:15 IST RSS 2.0
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'Antarctica melts,' NASA says, showing effects of a record warm spell 22.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Taken just nine days apart, two images illustrate the impact a recent warm period had on the Antarctic Peninsula. NASA says such warmth "has become more common in recent years."
How are weather forecasts made? 18.2.2020 BBC: Front Page
Extreme weather events are happening around the world regularly and forecasts can help people prepare.
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Bumblebees are disappearing because of extreme heat 7.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New research shows that climate change and habitat loss are causing widespread decline among bumblebees in North America and Europe — and putting ecosystems that depend on these pollinators at risk.
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Kenin shocks top seed Barty to make Australian Open final 30.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Sofia Kenin reaches her first Grand Slam final, beating top seed Ashleigh Barty in straight sets in the Australian Open semi-finals.
What's tangling up the humpback whales? A food chain snarled by climate change 27.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

A team of scientists solved the mystery of the record humpback whale entanglements that caused an uproar in 2016. They showed how one dramatic shift in the marine ecosystem, exacerbated by an ever-warming planet, could topple a domino of problems across California.

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Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass' 23.1.2020 BBC: World
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat.
Racist Policies in Urban Neighborhoods Have Created Deadly “Heat Islands” 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Deadly urban heatwaves disproportionately affect underserved neighborhoods because of the legacy of racist housing policies which have denied African Americans home ownership and basic public services, a landmark new study has found. Extreme heat kills hundreds of people in […]
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Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record 15.1.2020 BBC: Front Page
Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850.
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Racist housing practices from the 1930s linked to hotter neighborhoods today 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A study of more than 100 cities nationwide shows neighborhoods subjected to discriminatory housing policies nearly a century ago are hotter today than other areas.
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Australia fires: Thousands of camels being slaughtered 8.1.2020 BBC: World
Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water.
Australia fires: Evacuation call stepped up as crisis worsens 3.1.2020 BBC: World
People are told to flee as extreme heat and winds are expected to further stoke fires this weekend.
Wettest year, extreme cold: Minnesota's top 5 weather events in 2019 1.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Much of Minnesota saw the coldest air mass in 26 years and the wettest year on record in 2019.
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Australia: Volunteer firefighter killed by 'freakish' wind 31.12.2019 BBC: World
There are also concerns in Australia that "extraordinary fire behaviour" will increase the flames.
Gavin and Stacey: Behind the scenes as Christmas reunion filmed 24.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
BBC Breakfast were the only people invited on set during filming, back in July, during a heatwave.
Australia fires: Travel warnings issued over 'catastrophic' blazes 21.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
Firefighters tackle "catastrophic" blazes in New South Wales as residents are urged to stay at home.
Here’s What’s Missing From Mayor Pete’s Plan for Climate Justice in Latinx Communities 21.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a white paper on Monday focused on a slew of policy proposals aimed at Latinx voters. Entitled “El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos,” the 20-page document explores how a Buttigieg administration would address access to voting, a lack of affordable housing, draconian immigration laws, and […]
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Australia fires: A visual guide to the bushfires and extreme heat 20.12.2019 BBC: World
The scale of the nation's ongoing emergency is terrifying - here's what fire crews are facing.
Climate change threatens billions in CalPERS pension fund 20.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A new assessment finds that one-fifth of CalPERS' public markets portfolio is in business sectors exposed to financial risk from climate change.

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Australia endures hottest day on record 18.12.2019 BBC: Front Page
The continent records its highest national average temperature, worsening the bushfire threat.
Climate change: Last decade 'almost certainly' warmest 3.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Provisional data suggests the decade from 2010-2019 is the warmest yet recorded.
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