19th June - Today's News: Over 60 Dead in Portugese Forest Fires

More tragic news this weekend.  In scene sadly so reminiscent of Australia's Black Saturdayfour children among 61 killed by deadly Portuguese forest fires with many people 'trapped and burned to death in their cars' as they tried to flee.  Thought to have been started by lightning as temperatures in places exceeded 40c.

Here it was quite warm enough with 32.2c outside Southampton and 31.6c in my garden yesterday with health warning issued as rising temperatures could see Britain bask in hottest June day since 1976. Temperature should become more pleasant by the weekend.  But there's a good chance we could see the UK date reocrd fall today.


Four missing after tsunami strikes Greenland coast - believed to have been caused by an earthquake.  What caused the earthquake though is not known.  Ice loss?  Maybe ... 












And scientists fear new EU rules may 'hide' forest carbon loss

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