President Biden announces executive actions including $2.3 billion in investments to help build US infrastructure to withstand climate disasters.
Fierce heatwave in western Europe leaves much of the continent wilting under a scorching Sun, smashing temperature records and feeding ferocious forest wildfires.
With thousands dying and thousands of hectares of forest land turning into ash, Europe struggles to break the stranglehold of climate change-induced heat waves and wildfires.
A recent report found that all three major regions of the reef experienced bleaching after waters began to warm last December.
These don't just include natural disasters amplified by climate change; other major factors include Covid-19, economic meltdowns and food shortages, a UN report said.
The impact of rising temperature has increasingly been felt in recent years — including record-shattering wildfires, heatwaves, and extreme rainfalls that caused massive floodings.
The UN has validated a record high in Arctic temperature, at 38 degrees Celsius, or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, measured during a prolonged Siberian heatwave in 2020.
More than a third of the world’s nations “urgently need help” to build up resilience if their economies are to withstand the effects of global warming.
Scientists have estimated that the ice sheet melt in Greenland will increase global sea levels by three to 23 centimetres by the next century.
The United Nations climate science report said that heatwaves, droughts, and torrential rains are only set to become more frequent and extreme as the earth warms further.
This year’s fires have torn through 4.2 million hectares of Yakutia’s swampy coniferous taiga, sending enormous plumes of smoke as far as the North Pole.
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