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Hit by wilder weather, Botswana's farmers seek welfare payments

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:41:00 +0100trust (en)

A government programme to provide work for those in need of income is seeing a rise in demand as droughts become harsher. By Sharon Tshipa. MOLEPOLOLE, Botswana , Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maipato Kesebang normally grows maize, jugo beans and sweet reed on her 20-hectare plot of land northwest of Gaborone, Botswana's capital.

Australia’s Burning, Flooding, Disastrous New Normal

Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:57:00 +0100nytimes (en)

WAMBOIN, Australia — This is what climate change looks like, Australia style: A viral video, released in early January, of two middle-aged men, one a local farmer, standing knee deep in the stagnant shallows of an outback river, cradling the corpses of two enormous fish.

It’s time to provide Californians with a reliable, resilient water supply

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:41:00 +0100dailynews (en)

Former United States Senator Barbara Boxer speaks during the WORLDZ event at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 18, 2018. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Climate change is here, and we must act now. This past summer, Californians experienced catastrophic....

It’s time to provide Californians with a reliable, resilient water supply

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:35:00 +0100whittierdailynews (en)

Former United States Senator Barbara Boxer speaks during the WORLDZ event at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 18, 2018. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Climate change is here, and we must act now. This past summer, Californians experienced catastrophic....

Hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires: How biopharma is girding for climate change

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:43:00 +0100statnews (en)

may vanish. Pfizer, for example, estimates it lost $195 million in inventory and overhead when three Puerto Rico manufacturing facilities were wiped out by the recent devastating hurricane season. Eli Lilly ran its Puerto Rico facility with emergency diesel generators “for months” after the storm. For some, Hurricane Maria was a wakeup call.

Atmospheric river leaves mud, traffic, some flooding, with colder, more mild storm on the way

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:50:00 +0100eastbaytimes (en)

An atmospheric river storm that walloped the Bay Area on Thursday, causing traffic snarls, flood scares and at least one major mudslide that wrecked homes and cars, has finally left Northern California. But apart from the hassles and damage, the biggest storm of the winter so far also delivered....

Australia’s Burning, Flooding, Disastrous New Normal

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:47:00 +0100nytimes (en)

WAMBOIN, Australia — This is what climate change looks like, Australia style: A viral video, released in early January, of two middle-aged men, one a local farmer, standing knee deep in the stagnant shallows of an outback river, cradling the corpses of two enormous fish.

Adding a splash of color, history to weather February 12, 2019 UTokyo Research

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:47:00 +0100u-tokyo (en)

An image of Earth taken from the International Space Station. Exactly how water vapor moves in the atmosphere remains unknown. NASA. Water can be a blessing or a curse. In nature, the shortage of water can cause droughts and result in wildfires, while an overabundance could also spell trouble,....

World's driest desert floods as extreme weather hits Chile

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 04:43:00 +0100straitstimesSG (en)

SANTIAGO (BLOOMBERG) - The world's driest desert is flooding and some of the planet's wettest woodlands are burning. Welcome to summer in Chile. Rains high up in the Andes mountains have led to torrents of water pouring into the Atacama desert below, sweeping away houses and roads.

World's Driest Desert Floods as Extreme Weather Hits Chile

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 19:01:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s driest desert is flooding and some of the planet’s wettest woodlands are burning. Welcome to summer in Chile. Rains high up in the Andes mountains have led to torrents of water pouring into the Atacama desert below, sweeping away houses and roads.

Record-shattering, 'unprecedented' heat scorches Australia, Chile and Argentina

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 20:49:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

While we've been shivering up here, folks in the Southern Hemisphere have been baking in all-time record summertime heat. Records have been set recently in Australia, Chile and Argentina, sparking wildfires and exacerbating droughts. In Australia, the heat was so intense it caused bats to fall from....

Tasman fires: Nelson, Wakefield evacuated; Pigeon Valley residents must leave homes as fears wind may fan blaze

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 04:11:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Ruth Bell, owner of Four Square Wakefield, said the whole situation was nerve-wracking for everyone. "It is unpredictable at the moment. We are still open as we haven't had the emergency services tell us otherwise," she said. "A lot of people are buying water as there is ash in the supply and it is a bit murky.

Wakefield evacuated as fears wind may fan blaze

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 02:08:00 +0100newstalkzb (en)

The town of Wakefield is being evacuated after fire chiefs fears that a northerly wind is picking up and could threaten the town. The call was made at 12.50pm today to start evacuating the 3000 residents. It affects between 800-900 homes. The evacuation is expected to take 4-6 hours.

Nelson fires: Wakefield evacuated; Pigeon Valley residents must leave homes as fears wind may fan blaze

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 02:07:00 +0100nzherald (en)

There have been reports of embers from the blaze jumping 600-800m. It's feared that embers could spark a new front by landing on the tinder-dry area, which has just been declared by Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor as being a drought zone. The Civil Defence Centre in Wakefield has been moved to Saxton Field Stadium.

Nelson fires: Residents ordered from Pigeon Valley homes as fears wind may fan blaze

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:07:00 +0100nzherald (en)

While some residents had earlier been able to stay with their homes, police and other Government agencies were now working to ensure all residents evacuated safely. Meanwhile, a medium-scale adverse event has been declared for Tasman district, unlocking further Government support for farmers and....

Sustainability, Vol. 11, Pages 869: Impact of Climate on Food Security in Mainland China: A New Perspective Based on Characteristics of Major Agricultural Natural Disasters and Grain Loss

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:40:00 +0100mdpi (en)

Abstract Under the background of global warming, China has experienced frequent natural disasters that have seriously affected grain production in recent decades. Based on historical documents from 1978-2014, we explored the spatio-temporal variation of five major kinds of natural disasters and....

New climate change report: 2018 was fourth warmest year on record

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:39:00 +0100eastbaytimes (en)

OSLO, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Last year was the fourth warmest on record and the outlook is for more sizzling heat approaching levels that most governments view as dangerous for the Earth, a U.N. report showed on Wednesday. Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India.

GROUNDBAKING Next 5 years 'to be hottest EVER with droughts, hurricanes' in global heatwave

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:02:00 +0100thesun (en)

Wind-blasted palm trees caught on camera during a Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida in October 2018. Due to a global heatwave, experts have said the next five years could be the hottest on record. Average global surface temperatures for 2019 to 2023 are forecast to be between 1.03C and 1.

Last year was fourth hottest on record: outlook sizzling-UN

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:21:00 +0100in-cyprus (en)

Weather extremes in 2018 included wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India. Record levels of man-made greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, trap ever more heat. Average global surface temperatures were 1.0 degree Celsius (1.8 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times in 2018, the U.

GROUND-BAKING Next 5 years to be hottest EVER with droughts & hurricanes in global heatwave

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:04:00 +0100thesun (en)

Palm trees are seen during a Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida in October 2018. Due to a global heatwave, experts have said the next five years could be the hottest on record. Average global surface temperatures for 2019 to 2023 are forecast to be between 1.03C and 1.

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