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Unprecedented rise of heat and rainfall extremes in observational data

Europe heatwave

A 90-fold increase in the frequency of monthly heat extremes in the past 10 years compared to 1951-1980 has been found by scientists in observation data. Tourists in Rome struggle in the heat. Photo credit: AFP/Getty Observational data refers to information gathered without the subject of the research having to be explicitly involved in recording what they are doing. The scientists’ analysis ...

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NiMet warns of above-danger heat stress, malaria in 2017

heat wave

NiMet, in its 2017 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, said heat for too long could cause heat stress, which may in turn lead to several illnesses, collectively referred to as “hyperthermia” The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted that many Nigerians will likely experience “above-danger heat stress” this year due to combination of heat and humidity. NiMet, in its 2017 Seasonal Rainfall ...

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Global heat continues, sea ice hits new record lows

Global warming

The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year. Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record. Reports from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies said that global average surface temperatures ...

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Workplace heat stifling economies of Nigeria, others – Report

climate change

Emerging economies face as much as 10 per cent losses in working hours because of deteriorating thermal conditions in the workplace due to climate change, according to a new report released on Thursday. The estimated losses imply adverse consequences of a similar scale to economic output, or GDP, for a wide range of developing countries, including India, Indonesia and Nigeria, ...

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