The average temperature in late July for Seattle, Washington, is 79 degrees Fahrenheit. But this week it could see 90 degree temperatures four days in a row, as National Weather Service (NWS) Seattle meteorologist Jacob DeFlitch told The Washington Post.
Migratory monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus plexippus) are now considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The species will now be listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species after habitat loss and climate change decimated the population.
As the UK recorded its first temperature higher than 40 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps unveiled a new plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from aviation at the Farnborough Air Show.
More than 100 million people – or one third of the U.S. population – are living under either a heat advisory or an excessive heat warning. The heat wave is currently baking more than 20 Southern Plains and Northeastern states, CNN reported.
The World Weather Network is a coalition of 28 arts organizations from the Philippines to Nigeria to Utah that believe artists and writers should be a larger part of the dialogue surrounding climate change. The idea is that the creative team at each weather station will both conduct local programming on the ground and post “weather reports” on the network website over the course of the year.
A thermometer at Heathrow Airport picked up a provisional reading of 40.2 degrees Celsius at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Met Office reported, potentially breaking the previous record of 38.7 degrees Celsius set in 2019. The 12:50 p.m. record broke another record set earlier the same day of 39.1 degrees Celsius at Charlwood in Surrey, The Guardian reported.
President Joe Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency after his climate agenda was frustrated when talks with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin III collapsed last week, reported The Washington Post.
A new survey of 3,331 scientists studying biodiversity across 187 countries has revealed that more species are threatened with extinction than previously thought. As many as 50% of species have been threatened with extinction or driven to extinction since 1500, according to survey results.