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The Delhi Heatwave is Testing the Limits of Human Endurance, in an Omen for us All

By Liz Hanna, Australian National University | – (The Conversation) – Delhi is reeling from the most extreme heatwave India has ever seen. While the record-breaking maximum recorded temperature of 52.9°C has been called into question by India’s Meteorological Department, it’s entirely possible. The city has been sweltering, with top temperatures ranging from 45.2°C to […]

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Climate Emergency: India’s Massive Heat Wave Signals extreme Danger for an Aging Global Population

By Deborah Carr, Boston University; Enrica De Cian, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Giacomo Falchetta, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Ian Sue Wing, Boston University | – (The Conversation) – A deadly heat wave gripped large regions of Asia for weeks in spring 2024, sending temperatures in India’s capital region over 120 degrees Fahrenheit […]

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How America’s 25 Gigs of New Solar will help keep Power on during our Coming Scorching Summer

By: Robert Zullo – ( Florida Phoenix ) -With some parts of the country already facing heat waves, the organization in charge of setting reliability standards for the American electric grid is warning that a scorching summer could lead to a shortage of power generation in some regions. The warning comes as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there’s […]

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Extreme Heatwaves in South and Southeast Asia are a Sign of Disasters to Come

By Neven S. Fučkar, University of Oxford | – (The Conversation) – Since April 2024, wide areas of south and south-east Asia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, have experienced prolonged extreme heat. Covering some of the most densely populated regions in the world, the series of heatwaves has affected everything from human health and wellbeing […]

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Who will Tell the Story of Regional Climate Disasters when the News Desert Swallows all Local Newspapers?

By Jane Braxton Little ( Tomdispatch.com When wildfires began erupting in the Texas Panhandle in February, Laurie Ezzell Brown, the editor and publisher of the Canadian Record, was in Houston on a panel discussing ways in which losing local newspapers represents a danger to democracy. Running the once-a-week Record from the Panhandle town of Canadian, […]