This week and last, Europe has been buffeted from one heat wave to another, and when “heat storms” start being named, you know they must be intense. Last week, a heat wave named after Cerebus — a three-headed dog from Greek mythology that guards the entrance to Hades — brought scorching temperatures and wildfires to […]
Extreme heat in Kases last month killed so many cattle that carcases were dumped in landfills or buried in unlined graves, Reuters reports. Normally processed as pet food or fertilizer, the 2,117 cows that died from heat exhaustion the weekend of June 11 overwhelmed standard operating procedures. Burying cattle in unlined pits is a risky option and last resort because of the potential for waste to seep into groundwater.
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.
Europe is in the midst of a climate-fueled heat wave that has ignited dangerous wildfires from Portugal in the west to Turkey in the East. The fires come as EU Commissioner EU Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič warned last Thursday that 2022 could be one of the continent’s worst years for extreme weather events like drought and […]
Temperatures have gotten so extreme in parts of China that they are altering the shape of roads and snapping tiles off of roofs. The infrastructure-melting heat wave had triggered red alerts in Shanghai and more than 90 other places as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Red alerts are the highest possible heat wave […]
June in the Northern Hemisphere has been sweltering so far, with every continent setting high temperature records. Japan set a record for the month on Saturday when the city of Isesaki reached 104.4 degrees Fahrenheit, reported The Washington Post. In what is likely another example of human-caused climate change, Japan officially declared an end to […]
The heat wave that broke records across the South and Central U.S. this week had a devastating impact on cattle in Kansas. The combination of high heat, high humidity and low wind proved too much for thousands of the animals to handle, AP News reported.
Both the North and South polar regions saw anomalous heat on Friday. Temperatures in parts of Antarctica were more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average, while temperatures in parts of the Arctic were more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average. This is notable because the Arctic is entering its spring, while Antarctica is […]
The coral of the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing “widespread” bleaching just two years after the reef’s last mass bleaching event in 2020. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said Friday it had observed the bleaching after conducting surveillance flights over the 1,243-mile reef, as AFP reported. “Bleaching has been detected across the Marine […]