The World Meteorological Organization says extreme weather events have become the new normal, as heat waves continue sweeping large parts of the world. July has been confirmed as the hottest month on Earth since records began in 1940, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said earlier this month. The global average mean surface temperature … Continue reading WMO: Extreme weather to become new normal
From China in the east to the US in the west, the world is under the grip of scorching heat waves and catastrophic extreme weather events. The disasters unfolding are rooted in several reasons, not least the increasing impact of rising global temperatures – currently around 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. … Continue reading World heading for 2.5C of warming, governments not even close to meeting climate targets
Europe is set for another heatwave after a short period of respite from the punishing temperatures this week. Forecasters have said a "heat dome" continues to expand over the southern half of the continent. What is a heat dome and why is it causing the current extremities in weather? What is a heat dome? It's … Continue reading HEAT DOME: The phenomenon set to cause another heatwave
While the UK has so far avoided the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases due to its temperate weather conditions, it may not be the case for future summers. Mosquito bites might be aggravating for the skin and the itchiness be a real nuisance, but the primary concern for experts such as Dr Oliver Brady from the … Continue reading Should UK residents expect more mosquitoes if weather gets warmer and wetter?
Heavy smoke shrouds buildings around Times Square in New York City on Tuesday. From Maryland to the Canadian capital, a monstrous cloud of smoke spewed by Quebec’s wildfires has forced children to stay indoors, grounded flights in New York City and left millions of residents at risk of breathing unhealthy air. More than 75 million … Continue reading QUEBEC WILDFIRES: Millions of residents in the US and Canada at risk of air pollution
Bristol Airport has reopened after heavy snow saw all flights suspended this morning - but disruption remains. All flights were suspended until just before 11am this morning (Wednesday 8 March). While snow has now been cleared from the runway, disruption remains. A total of 10 flights due to depart from the airport have been cancelled … Continue reading Bristol Airport suspends all flights due to heavy snow
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com From now till August 22 this year, it will be colder than previous years. They call it Aphelion phenomenon.Starting tomorrow at 05.27 we will experience the APHELION PHENOMENON, where the Earth will be very far from the Sun. We cannot see the phenomenon, but we can feel its impact.This … Continue reading Aphelion phenomenon: Does it really affect our weather?
Photo by Jad El Mourad on Pexels.com Eight degrees Fahrenheit. It may not sound like much—perhaps the difference between wearing a sweater and not wearing one on an early-spring day. But for the world in which we live, which climate experts project will be at least eight degrees warmer by 2100 should global emissions continue on their … Continue reading The dire consequences of global warming
Air pollution causes you to gasp and wheeze. Smog puts strain on your heart and inflames your lungs. Could dirty air also be costing you your brain health? Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A trio of new studies finds that air quality appears linked to a risk of thinking declines and dementia, and bad air might … Continue reading Does a clean environment prevent Alzheimer’s?