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Sydney’s bushfire season starts in winter: ‘We may have to rethink how we live’

Hotter, drier summers in Australia mean longer fire seasons – and urban sprawl into bushland is putting more people at risk — At first the smoke on the horizon “didn’t look like anything major,” says Joe Mercieca of that day in 2013. But then the wind picked up. His house in the Blue Mountains, an …

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Sea life in ‘peril’ as ocean temperatures hit all-time high in San Diego

Between 1982 and 2016, the number of ‘marine heatwaves’ doubled, and likely will become more common and intense as the planet warms, study finds — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heatwaves. Off the California coast near San Diego, scientists in early August recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily …

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Extreme temperatures ‘especially likely for next four years’

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warn — The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system. Following a summer of heatwaves and forest fires in the …

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Heavy monsoon rain expected in Northern, Central Luzon

Rain from the southwest monsoon will mostly be in Ilocos, Cordillera, Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, and Bataan on Tuesday, August 14 — (MANILA, Philippines) A low pressure area (LPA) will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat on Tuesday, August 14. The southwest monsoon is affecting Luzon. In a bulletin …

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India doesn’t report its carbon emissions clearly, so we did

India’s carbon inventories lack clarity and up-to-date information, but a new research effort shows where its biggest challenges lie — India has ambitious climate change targets. However, existing inventories of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions don’t cover recent years and lack clarity about methodologies and data sources, hampering the design of effective climate policies. To …

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