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24th August - Today's News: Brazil Finally Acts to Fight Amazon Wildfires

23rd August - Today's News: Lightning Kills Four in Tatra Mountains

19th August - Today's News: Waterspout Flips Boat in Auckland Harbour

17th August - Today's News: NOAA Confirm July World's Warmest Month

In Australia, Perth hit by cold front, bringing snow to Stirling Range in south of WA
One man dead, 49 people injured as powerful tropical storm hits western Japan
The UK isn't the only country plagued by ignorant yahoos in the hills..... In Canada too, glacier garbage disappoints mountaineers exploring Jasper's Columbia Icefield
How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?  Latest calculations suggest it could be that around 1 in 4 stars have them ....
And NOAA data confirms that July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet




15th August - Today's News: Plastic in the Arctic Air

There are plastic particles falling out of sky with snow in Arctic - which means even there people are breathing in plastic every day .... we really do live in a plastic world.
In Japan, nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as tropical storm makes landfall with up to a metre of rain expected in some places.
Greece wildfires leave blackened forests in their wake
Fracking prompts global spike in atmospheric methane, study suggests
And despite claims we should all go veggie, we can actually fight climate change by eating meat, Ottawa farmers say.  Anyway, it's not what we eat, it's how it's produced.

14th September - Today's News: Kangaroos in the Aussie Snow

12th August - Today's News: Monsoon Brings deadly Floods, Landslides to India & Myanmar

10th August - Today's News: At Least 13 Dead as Typhoon Lekima Makes Landfall in China

9th August - Today's News: One Dead as Severe Weather Hits SE Australia

8th August - Today's News: More Flash Flooding in Scotland

7th August - Today's News; Japan Heatwave Death Toll Now 57

There have now been 57 dead, 18,000 taken to hospitals in Japan due to heatwave since July 29
Europe’s record heat melted Swiss glaciers
Flooded West Highland Line rail route to remain closed for a week Cold and severe weather forecast to hit New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
Typhoon Francisco slams Korea with two more typhoons coming to east Asia in the next week
And in Zimbabwe: A third of population faces food crisis, says UN - though the country's economic crisis is partly to blame, along with a recent drought and cyclone.  The country used to be (still could be) the bread basket of southern Africa.  But the deadly impacts of Mugabwe, one of the most evil men in recent history, will linger for a long while to come.

5th August - Today's News: July Was World's Hottest Month on Record

3rd August - Today's News: Why is the Arctic on Fire?

2nd August - Today's News: July 2019 Provisionally Warmest on Record

Preliminary data from C3S suggests that July 'marginally' warmest month on record; although there is an El Nino at the moment, it's not as strong as recent ones.
Meanwhile, as it's walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt
Whaley Bridge dam collapse: Evacuation over Toddbrook Reservoir fears in Derbyshire after recent heavy rain caused damage to the dam wall.   The RAF are now helping with repairs.   And the National Trust's Lyme Park suffers 'major damage' in floods as well.
Russia to investigate if arson caused huge Siberian bushfires, as smoke reaches Alaska, Canada
And it looks like the A'Mhoine project will now go ahead as crofters agree to lease land for Sutherland spaceport

1st August - Today's News: Flash Floods Cause Devastation in Yorkshire Dales

Tuesday saw some very heavy rain in many parts of Britain - with 22.2mm in Evesham it was the wettest day here for 3 years.  But not as bad as further north where in the Yorkshire Dales flash flooding: Roads shut and bridge collapses with pictures of devastation in the Dales and the aftermath of the Swaledale floods on photographer Guy Carpenter's website.   And yesterday there was more North West flooding: People rescued as homes and roads flood
Meanwhile, the Met Office confirms record temperature in Cambridge of 38.7c last Thursday
And the latest Met Office State of the Climate reports shows that the UK's 10 warmest years all occurred since 2002
Russian army ordered to tackle massive wildfires in Siberia where there's massive wildlife tragedy as bears and foxes flee taiga, while smaller animals suffocate in smoke.  But other parts of the region have seen heavy rain, so there's a mix of fire and flood apocalypse with wildfires raging and dire threat to Baikal, world’…