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Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought

marzo 6, 2009

Amazon carbon sink threatened by drought
Science Centric (6 Mar 2009 15:44 GMT) – The Amazon is surprisingly sensitive to drought, according to new research conducted throughout the world’s largest tropical forest. The 30-year study, published today in Science, provides the first solid evidence that drought causes massive carbon loss in tropical forests, mainly through killing trees… [full story]

World weather impacts September 2007

octubre 8, 2007

World weather impacts September 2007

Title

Date of issue

Drought worries for tobacco growers 30 Sep 2007
Heavy repair bill after storm 29 Sep 2007
Thousands stranded in Kenya 29 Sep 2007
Cocoa exports hit by rain 28 Sep 2007
Death toll rises in Orissa 28 Sep 2007
Hurricane hits Mexico 28 Sep 2007
Droughts force wheat price up 27 Sep 2007
33 die after floods 27 Sep 2007
Housing devastated in Sudan 27 Sep 2007
Thousands homeless after floods 27 Sep 2007
Flooding follows Thai rain 27 Sep 2007
Farmers offered exit grants 27 Sep 2007
Eight die after Indian rains 26 Sep 2007
Food shortage could follow floods 26 Sep 2007
Firemen busy after storms 26 Sep 2007
Drought hits Moldovan farmers 26 Sep 2007
Floods lead to landmine danger 26 Sep 2007
Rain hits rice growers 26 Sep 2007
Boy dies after Turkish rain 25 Sep 2007
African floods still spreading 25 Sep 2007
Flooding hits Thailand 25 Sep 2007
Drought hits cotton crop 25 Sep 2007
Grape growers hit by drought 25 Sep 2007
Rain helps control forest fire 25 Sep 2007
Rains return to Uganda 24 Sep 2007
Storm hits California 24 Sep 2007
Drought danger for wildlife 24 Sep 2007
Floods spreading in Sudan 24 Sep 2007
Five dead after Indian rain 24 Sep 2007
Rain leads to Guatemalan mudslides 24 Sep 2007
Family perishes in floods 24 Sep 2007
Vietnamese rain leads to floods 24 Sep 2007
Corporation helps typhoon victims 23 Sep 2007
Boy dies after storm 22 Sep 2007
Australian crops at risk 22 Sep 2007
Rain hindering relief effort 21 Sep 2007
Korean crops destroyed by rains 21 Sep 2007
Storm fears send oil price soaring 21 Sep 2007
State of emergency declared 20 Sep 2007
Nasik hit by heavy rain 20 Sep 2007
Drought affects deer 20 Sep 2007
Wipha death toll rises 20 Sep 2007
Floods lead to evacuations 20 Sep 2007
Dean hits Mexican tourism 20 Sep 2007
Tea crops destroyed by hail 19 Sep 2007
Hundreds left homeless by floods 19 Sep 2007
21 die following Indian rain 19 Sep 2007
Two dead after Slovenian floods 19 Sep 2007
Two missing after Japanese rain 19 Sep 2007
One dead as Wipha hits China 19 Sep 2007
Mass evacuation in China 18 Sep 2007
Scientists working on flood rice 18 Sep 2007
Five die after Karnataka rain 18 Sep 2007
Lightning claims 650 lives in China 18 Sep 2007
Seven die following Ugandan lightning 18 Sep 2007
Microburst hits mobile homes 18 Sep 2007
Wind creates work for rescue services 17 Sep 2007
African rain set to continue 17 Sep 2007
Asian nations prepare for Wipha 17 Sep 2007
South Korea hit by typhoon 17 Sep 2007
NSW restrictions made permanent 17 Sep 2007
Tornadoes sighted in North Carolina 17 Sep 2007
Man dies after Spanish rain 16 Sep 2007
Counties given disaster status 15 Sep 2007
Flooding hits Uganda 15 Sep 2007
Drought affects Indian crops 14 Sep 2007
15 die after Rwandan rain 14 Sep 2007
EU confirms drought aid for Moldova 14 Sep 2007
Tea problems in India 14 Sep 2007
Philippines set for thunderstorms 13 Sep 2007
Twenty die in Togo 14 Sep 2007
Australian food prices ‘could rise’ 13 Sep 2007
Flooding hampering relief effort 13 Sep 2007
Humberto hits Texas 13 Sep 2007
Power out after New York storm 12 Sep 2007
Agriculture fears in Bangladesh 12 Sep 2007
Death toll grows in India 12 Sep 2007
Man dies following flash flood 12 Sep 2007
Aid for drought-hit US farmers 12 Sep 2007
Death toll rises in Thai floods 12 Sep 2007
Lightning strikes fisherman 11 Sep 2007
Japanese village reconnected 11 Sep 2007
Water shortages in Hebei 11 Sep 2007
Workers dead after flash flood 11 Sep 2007
Millions homeless after floods 11 Sep 2007
Record rain in Texas 11 Sep 2007
Lightning hits boating family 10 Sep 2007
Six die in Bengal storm 10 Sep 2007
One dead after Thai floods 10 Sep 2007
Ten people hit by lightning 10 Sep 2007
Floods prompt evacuation 10 Sep 2007
Fifteen die after floods in Nepal 10 Sep 2007
Bangladesh expecting more floods 09 Sep 2007
Flooding fears in Poland 08 Sep 2007
One dead after typhoon 08 Sep 2007
Austria braced for floods 07 Sep 2007
Four die following Romanian rain 07 Sep 2007
Moravia on flood alert 07 Sep 2007
Deaths follow LA heatwave 07 Sep 2007
Death toll rises in Bangladesh 07 Sep 2007
Tokyo expecting typhoon 06 Sep 2007
Woman missing after Texas floods 06 Sep 2007
Two die after Vietnamese rains 06 Sep 2007
Workmen hit by lightning 06 Sep 2007
Power out after Utah storm 05 Sep 2007
Wine production hit 05 Sep 2007
Death toll rises in Africa 05 Sep 2007
Eight more die after flash floods 05 Sep 2007
Lightning surprise in Washington 05 Sep 2007
Wheat worries in dry Australia 05 Sep 2007
Thousands homeless after floods 04 Sep 2007
Texas flood warning 04 Sep 2007
Teenager survives lightning strike 04 Sep 2007
Power supplies struggle in heat 04 Sep 2007
Two die after flash flood 04 Sep 2007
Flood prompts evacuations 04 Sep 2007
Evacuations follow heavy rain 03 Sep 2007
Lightning strikes hikers 03 Sep 2007
From fire to floods in Greece 03 Sep 2007
Lightning linked to forest fires 03 Sep 2007
Six die in Ghana floods 03 Sep 2007
Girl dies after Bulgarian storms 03 Sep 2007
Warm winter for Australia 02 Sep 2007
House burns after lightning strike 02 Sep 2007
101 dead after Sudanese floods 01 Sep 2007
Drought hits livestock industry 01 Sep 2007

8-N, Global Warming Action Day.

septiembre 27, 2007

8-N, Global Warming Action Day.

From 8th to 17th November, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will meet in Valencia to adopt and approve the draft Synthesis Report of their Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) and the 27th Sesion of IPCC

On occasion of this meeting, on 8th November, 8-N, I will insert an article in my blog about Global Warming in order to call the attention of governments, institutions and citizens in general about the need to take immediate and urgent actions to stop the global warming.

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World weather impacts August 2007

septiembre 1, 2007

World weather impacts August 2007

Title

Date of issue

Smog warning issued in Canada 31 Aug 2007
Heatwave prompts demand for power 31 Aug 2007
Australian state hit by high winds 31 Aug 2007
Strong winds spread forest fire 31 Aug 2007
Heat reduces ski resorts’ snow cover 30 Aug 2007
Heat fuels wildfires 30 Aug 2007
Student struck by lightning 30 Aug 2007
Drought hits water supplies 30 Aug 2007
24 dead after Nigerian floods 29 Aug 2007
Eight die in Polish storm 29 Aug 2007
Heavy rain destroys houses 29 Aug 2007
Osaka temperatures close to record levels 29 Aug 2007
Winds spread wildfire 29 Aug 2007
17 die in Ethiopian floods 29 Aug 2007
Heatwave creates health problems 28 Aug 2007
Cold weather hits tea industry 28 Aug 2007
China hit by floods 28 Aug 2007
Wet summer brings poisonous plants 28 Aug 2007
Livestock hit by drought 28 Aug 2007
Man dies after lightning strike 28 Aug 2007
Hailstorm causes havoc in city 24 Aug 2007
Thunderstorm disrupts Finnish rail 24 Aug 2007
50,000 affected by Ugandan floods 26 Aug 2007
Four dead after downpours 24 Aug 2007
Electricity boards tackle heatwave 24 Aug 2007
Flash floods hit Australia 24 Aug 2007
Ten die in US heatwave 25 Aug 2007
Two die in thunderstorm 25 Aug 2007
Rain disrupts Indian city 23 Aug 2007
Typhoon Sepat claims 39 lives 23 Aug 2007
Rain lashes Spanish province 23 Aug 2007
Eight die in US floods 23 Aug 2007
High winds batter Queensland 22 Aug 2007
Finland lashed by thunderstorm 22 Aug 2007
US storm death toll reaches 22 22 Aug 2007
Fresh floods hit south Asia 22 Aug 2007
Heatwave leads to record power usage 22 Aug 2007
Five dead after Polish storm 22 Aug 2007
Thais evacuate flood-hit areas 21 Aug 2007
Two die in Indian thunderstorm 21 Aug 2007
Hailstorm devastates crops 21 Aug 2007
Ugandan floods threaten food supplies 21 Aug 2007
Heatwave leads to school closures 21 Aug 2007
Bad weather hits fruit harvest 21 Aug 2007
14 die after Typhoon Sepat hits China 20 Aug 2007
Iowa prepares for floods 20 Aug 2007
Winds spread forest fire 20 Aug 2007
Alabama stricken by drought 20 Aug 2007
Storms lash Sydney 20 Aug 2007
Floods hit south Asia 20 Aug 2007
Heatwave drives up power usage 19 Aug 2007
Tropical storm hits Texas 17 Aug 2007
Taiwan prepares for typhoon 17 Aug 2007
Thailand hit by floods 17 Aug 2007
Elderly warned of heat hazard 17 Aug 2007
Man survives lightning strike 18 Aug 2007
Rain leads to floods in Niger 18 Aug 2007
Indiana hit by storm 16 Aug 2007
Six die in Japanese heatwave 16 Aug 2007
Thousands left homeless by floods 16 Aug 2007
Heat drying out Great Lakes 16 Aug 2007
Japan sees record heat levels 15 Aug 2007
Thousands displaced by floods 15 Aug 2007
Violent storm lashes Finland 15 Aug 2007
Flood victims hit by cholera 15 Aug 2007
Family dies after storm destroys house 15 Aug 2007
Tropical storm forms in Atlantic 15 Aug 2007
Rain triggers landslides 14 Aug 2007
Worshippers pray for rain 14 Aug 2007
63 dead after Indian floods 14 Aug 2007
Gusts disrupt Chinese transport 14 Aug 2007
Heatwave hits Tennessee 14 Aug 2007
Hundreds dead after downpours 14 Aug 2007
Heat wave in Japan 13 Aug 2007
Lightning strikes New Zealand 13 Aug 2007
Philippines set for heavy rains 13 Aug 2007
China hit by floods 13 Aug 2007
Drought aid for Victoria 13 Aug 2007
Flooding in Jamaica 13 Aug 2007
Snow falls in Santiago 12 Aug 2007
Heat-related illnesses in US 12 Aug 2007
Lightning strikes Chicago 11 Aug 2007
Tornado strikes Philippines 11 Aug 2007
Rain welcomed in Tasmania 10 Aug 2007
Houses damaged in Indian landslide 10 Aug 2007
Fears over Australian grain 10 Aug 2007
Rain eases drought in China 10 Aug 2007
Tropical storm forms in Pacific 09 Aug 2007
Flood deaths rise in Vietnam 09 Aug 2007
Drought relief in Australia 09 Aug 2007
Kentucky heat wave continues 09 Aug 2007
Rain lashes Pakistan 09 Aug 2007
New York hit by storm 09 Aug 2007
Torrential rain in Philippines 08 Aug 2007
Florida drought continues 08 Aug 2007
Lightning strikes in Japan 08 Aug 2007
Heat warnings issued in US 08 Aug 2007
Tropical storm reaches Taiwan 08 Aug 2007
Vietnam hit by floods 08 Aug 2007
Heat warning in Missouri 07 Aug 2007
Tornado hits Jajpur 07 Aug 2007
Boat capsizes in Indian monsoon 07 Aug 2007
Lightning strikes US 07 Aug 2007
New Zealand drought continues 07 Aug 2007
Philippine storm brings rain 07 Aug 2007
Lightning strikes Pennsylvania 06 Aug 2007
Heavy rains hit India 06 Aug 2007
Tornado strikes Burma school 06 Aug 2007
Floods hit Nigeria 06 Aug 2007
Drought in China continues 06 Aug 2007
Storm hits Vietnam 06 Aug 2007
Bulgarian drought continues 05 Aug 2007
Cooler weather eases forest fires 05 Aug 2007
Lightning strike disrupts trains 03 Aug 2007
Cold weather hits cotton growth 03 Aug 2007
Hundreds dead in Asian floods 03 Aug 2007
Typhoon Usagi hits Japan 03 Aug 2007
Russian village flooded 04 Aug 2007
High winds cause rough seas 04 Aug 2007
26 die in South African fires 02 Aug 2007
UAE heatwave continues 02 Aug 2007
Heavy rain stops traffic 02 Aug 2007
Dry spell hits US farm output 02 Aug 2007
Houses damaged after gusts 01 Aug 2007
US state hit by monsoon 01 Aug 2007
Malta sees 2nd-longest heatwave in 30 yrs 01 Aug 2007
Melbourne lashed by high winds 01 Aug 2007
Storms disrupts city traffic 01 Aug 2007
Hot weather leads to drought 01 Aug 2007

Font: Met Office

World weather impacts July 2007

agosto 4, 2007

Title

Date of issue

1000s evacuated from wildfire threat

31 Jul 2007

Man killed by lightning

31 Jul 2007

Typhoon forms off Japanese coast

31 Jul 2007

Downpour disrupts city

31 Jul 2007

Farmers feeling the heat

31 Jul 2007

South Africa hit by wildfires

31 Jul 2007

Man dies in Cyprus heatwave

30 Jul 2007

Floods follow torrential downpour

30 Jul 2007

Heatwave triggers forest fires

30 Jul 2007

South Asia hit by more rain

30 Jul 2007

Japan lashed by rain

30 Jul 2007

Annual lightning death toll at 403

30 Jul 2007

Ski resorts welcome snowfall

29 Jul 2007

Heat overwhelms baby girl

29 Jul 2007

Lightning strikes kill 5

27 Jul 2007

South Africa hit by floods

27 Jul 2007

Heat triggers arms explosion

27 Jul 2007

Rain eases US drought

27 Jul 2007

Drought hits drinking water supplies

28 Jul 2007

Tornadoes hit Bangladesh

28 Jul 2007

Rain pours on earthquake victims

26 Jul 2007

Irish town hit by freak storm

26 Jul 2007

Heatwave hits Bosnian crops

26 Jul 2007

Mountaineers die from exposure

25 Jul 2007

Farmers need more rain

25 Jul 2007

Sudanese evacuate ahead of rain

25 Jul 2007

European heatwave continues

25 Jul 2007

Wildlife suffers in cold snap

25 Jul 2007

Floods hit India

25 Jul 2007

Moldova hit by major drought

24 Jul 2007

UAE experiences heatwave

24 Jul 2007

Man killed by lightning strike

24 Jul 2007

Storm hits Brunei’s capital

24 Jul 2007

18 die in Romanian heatwave

24 Jul 2007

Tropical storm forms in Pacific

24 Jul 2007

Woman dies in thunderstorm

23 Jul 2007

7 dead in Indonesian landslide

23 Jul 2007

Heat hampers firefighters’ work

23 Jul 2007

Bulgarian heatwave continues

23 Jul 2007

Cold snap hits New Zealand

23 Jul 2007

15 die in Bangladesh floods

23 Jul 2007

Maltese told to keep hydrated in heat

22 Jul 2007

Bulgarians fall ill in heatwave

22 Jul 2007

China’s lightning death toll hits 282

20 Jul 2007

Drought emergency in California

20 Jul 2007

Snow boosts skiing season

20 Jul 2007

Heatwave death toll rises

20 Jul 2007

Sudan flood death toll triples

21 Jul 2007

Heatwave leads to sickness

21 Jul 2007

Finland lashed by strong winds

19 Jul 2007

Pipes burst as frost bites

19 Jul 2007

Floods follow thunderstorm

19 Jul 2007

Five die in heatwave

19 Jul 2007

Students flee storm-hit school

18 Jul 2007

Council hands out water in heatwave

18 Jul 2007

Rain triggers floods in Ireland

18 Jul 2007

Heat warps tram tracks

18 Jul 2007

Weather warnings issued in Sweden

18 Jul 2007

China suffers more flooding

18 Jul 2007

Hawaii experiences drought

17 Jul 2007

Winter weather bites New Zealand

17 Jul 2007

Wind forces fishing crews to down nets

17 Jul 2007

Cold snap hits Australia

17 Jul 2007

Rain clears smoke haze

17 Jul 2007

Forest fire forces evacuations

17 Jul 2007

Drought conditions improve in Australia

16 Jul 2007

Lightning sets church on fire

16 Jul 2007

One casualty in Japanese typhoon

16 Jul 2007

Floods hit New Zealand

16 Jul 2007

Heatwave overwhelms Hong Kong locals

16 Jul 2007

Rain triggers landslide

16 Jul 2007

Drought ‘will not affect power supplies’

15 Jul 2007

Thousands displaced by floods

15 Jul 2007

Soldiers die in avalanche

13 Jul 2007

High winds topple power lines

13 Jul 2007

Strong winds fan forest fire

13 Jul 2007

Typhoon hits Japan

13 Jul 2007

Seven people hit by lightning

14 Jul 2007

Fire crews treated for heat exhaustion

14 Jul 2007

Hundreds dead after summer floods

12 Jul 2007

Canada sees record temperatures

12 Jul 2007

30 die in Sudanese floods

12 Jul 2007

Firefighters die tackling forest blaze

12 Jul 2007

High winds cause chaos

11 Jul 2007

Man dies during downpour

11 Jul 2007

New York bakes in high temperatures

11 Jul 2007

Flood strands thousands

11 Jul 2007

Malaysia hit by strong gusts

11 Jul 2007

Five die in landslide

11 Jul 2007

Floods leave thousands homeless

10 Jul 2007

Rain prompts holiday boom

10 Jul 2007

Ski resort bosses welcome snow

10 Jul 2007

Road buckles in intense heat

10 Jul 2007

Storm lashes New Zealand

10 Jul 2007

Snow falls in Argentina

10 Jul 2007

55 children die in cold weather

09 Jul 2007

Temperatures drop in Slovak mountains

09 Jul 2007

Rain hampers flood rescue efforts

09 Jul 2007

88 die in Chinese floods

09 Jul 2007

Cold snap disrupts travel

09 Jul 2007

Heatwave triggers wildfires

09 Jul 2007

Thunderstorm affects phone lines

08 Jul 2007

Thunderstorm lashes Australia

08 Jul 2007

Aid sent to flood victims

06 Jul 2007

Tornados hit New Zealand

06 Jul 2007

West coast endures heatwave

06 Jul 2007

Floods bring disease risk

06 Jul 2007

Farmers killed in thunderstorm

07 Jul 2007

Floods lead to travel chaos

07 Jul 2007

Lightning triggers house fire

05 Jul 2007

Commuter traffic disrupted by wind

05 Jul 2007

14 die in Chinese tornado

05 Jul 2007

Rain triggers mudslide

05 Jul 2007

Rain relieves drought

04 Jul 2007

Man dies from heat exhaustion

04 Jul 2007

Thousands made homeless by floods

04 Jul 2007

Heavy rains hit India

04 Jul 2007

Drought-stricken farmers get funding

04 Jul 2007

Rain floods rail lines

04 Jul 2007

Rain eases high temperatures

03 Jul 2007

Lightning strikes plane

03 Jul 2007

Australia lashed by storm

03 Jul 2007

Los Angeles in record heatwave

03 Jul 2007

Extreme weather in Cyprus settles down

03 Jul 2007

Rain triggers floods and landslides

03 Jul 2007

Record temperatures in Tasmania

02 Jul 2007

Heavy rain strands travelling pilgrims

02 Jul 2007

Storm disrupts Korean roads

02 Jul 2007

Rain floods Nigeria

02 Jul 2007

Wildfire claims three lives

02 Jul 2007

30 dead after Pakistan flood

02 Jul 2007

Drought brings out pests

01 Jul 2007

Woman trapped by snow rescued

01 Jul 2007

World weather impacts June 2007

junio 30, 2007

World weather impacts June 2007

Title

Date of issue

Strong winds hit Bulgaria

29 Jun 2007

Greek heatwave leads to forest fires

29 Jun 2007

Cold increases demand for power

29 Jun 2007

Flooding hits Australia

29 Jun 2007

Girl struck by lightning

30 Jun 2007

Turkish heatwave causes fires

30 Jun 2007

Heatwave leads to record power demand

28 Jun 2007

Winds set to spread wildfire

28 Jun 2007

Buildings closed after floods

28 Jun 2007

Floods hit Afghanistan

28 Jun 2007

Strong winds cause damage

27 Jun 2007

Swedish downpour triggers floods

27 Jun 2007

Cyclone hits Pakistan

27 Jun 2007

91 die in Indian storms

27 Jun 2007

Snow covers Johannesburg

27 Jun 2007

More deaths in European heatwave

27 Jun 2007

Lightning kills 5 in China

26 Jun 2007

Storms force people from homes

26 Jun 2007

Malta sees record temperatures

26 Jun 2007

Snow disrupts Australian roads

26 Jun 2007

Storms lash Texas

26 Jun 2007

Heatwave leads to deaths

26 Jun 2007

Lightning kills camels in UAE

25 Jun 2007

New Zealand hit by snowstorm

25 Jun 2007

Heat overwhelms Bulgarians

25 Jun 2007

Millions short of water after drought

25 Jun 2007

Israel experiences heatwave

25 Jun 2007

200 die in Pakistan storm

25 Jun 2007

Strong winds cut power for 7,200

24 Jun 2007

Europe heatwave triggers 19 deaths

24 Jun 2007

Flash floods prompt search efforts

22 Jun 2007

Snow blocks roads in New Zealand

22 Jun 2007

Storms cancel Frankfurt flights

22 Jun 2007

Man killed by dry lightning

22 Jun 2007

Homes and schools damaged in storm

23 Jun 2007

Lightning kills 7 in India

23 Jun 2007

Heat fuels fire in Athens

21 Jun 2007

Rain prolongs Chinese floods

21 Jun 2007

Costa Rica hit by floods

21 Jun 2007

Lightning triggers wildfire

21 Jun 2007

Snow boosts Australian skiing season

20 Jun 2007

Chinese province hit by drought

20 Jun 2007

Storm brings down trees and power lines

20 Jun 2007

Ten die in Yemeni heatwave

20 Jun 2007

Lightning triggers fires in US state

20 Jun 2007

Stormy weather hits Australia

20 Jun 2007

Icy weather causes travel chaos

19 Jun 2007

Texas floods kill four

19 Jun 2007

Heatwave prompts prisoner release

19 Jun 2007

Rain swells Chinese rivers

19 Jun 2007

Heatwave evaporates water supplies

19 Jun 2007

Drought hits Ukraine agriculture

19 Jun 2007

High temperatures hit fish supplies

18 Jun 2007

Man dies in thunderstorm

18 Jun 2007

16 die in stormy weather

18 Jun 2007

Downpour leads to Texan floods

18 Jun 2007

Tasmania hit by cold snap

18 Jun 2007

Rain provides heat relief

18 Jun 2007

Snow follows heatwave in Sweden

17 Jun 2007

Snows close South American highway

17 Jun 2007

Storms prompt flooding in Houston

15 Jun 2007

Monsoon lightning kills 21

15 Jun 2007

China floods result in 76 deaths

15 Jun 2007

Lightning causes garden fire

15 Jun 2007

Rain lashes US state

16 Jun 2007

Heavy snow surprises observers

16 Jun 2007

Thousands affected by Kenyan floods

14 Jun 2007

Temperatures above average in Ireland

14 Jun 2007

One dead after US thunderstorm

14 Jun 2007

Drought leads to food shortage

14 Jun 2007

Contaminated water threat follows flood

13 Jun 2007

Pakistan heatwave set to continue

13 Jun 2007

Monsoon rains intensifying

13 Jun 2007

Canadians warned of heat hazard

13 Jun 2007

Oklahoma hit by flooding

13 Jun 2007

Tropical storm forms in Pacific

13 Jun 2007

Cold weather creates livestock hazard

12 Jun 2007

Three dead after Swiss storm

12 Jun 2007

Heat ‘could lead to food poisoning’

12 Jun 2007

Thousands affected by floods

12 Jun 2007

Locals die in Indian heatwave

12 Jun 2007

23 die in Iranian cyclone

12 Jun 2007

Rain prompts Bangladesh landslides

11 Jun 2007

Australian storm causes evacuations

11 Jun 2007

Man dies in Ohio thunderstorms

11 Jun 2007

German storm results in 27 injuries

11 Jun 2007

Dozens die in Chinese floods

11 Jun 2007

Teen killed after lightning strike

11 Jun 2007

New Zealand endures wintry blizzard

10 Jun 2007

Three die in Chinese flood

10 Jun 2007

Istanbul hit by flooding

08 Jun 2007

Temperatures soar in Indian city

08 Jun 2007

Storm system affects US states

08 Jun 2007

Storm lashes Australian state

08 Jun 2007

Locals evacuate storm-hit village

09 Jun 2007

Norwegians enjoy heatwave

09 Jun 2007

Downpour hits Australian state

07 Jun 2007

12 die in Oman cyclone

07 Jun 2007

Storm disrupts South African roads

07 Jun 2007

Water use restricted to stave off drought

07 Jun 2007

Storms lash Canadian province

06 Jun 2007

Extended rainfall hits Queensland

06 Jun 2007

Malaysian homes flooded out

06 Jun 2007

Farmers ‘face worst drought in 125 years’

06 Jun 2007

Motorists warned in bad weather

06 Jun 2007

Millions short of drinking water

06 Jun 2007

Surprise rain brings flooding

05 Jun 2007

Five die in Chinese lightning strike

05 Jun 2007

Bulgarian village flooded

05 Jun 2007

Canada prepares for floods

05 Jun 2007

Seven die in heavy rains

05 Jun 2007

Cyclone approaches Oman

05 Jun 2007

Kuala Lumpur hit by floods

04 Jun 2007

Farmers concerned over Bhutan heat

04 Jun 2007

Five die in Ghanaian floods

04 Jun 2007

37 die in Indian heatwave

04 Jun 2007

Ski season starts on time

04 Jun 2007

Floods follow heavy rain

04 Jun 2007

29 die in Bangladesh heatwave

03 Jun 2007

Drought hits Florida water supplies

03 Jun 2007

Melbourne temperatures break records

01 Jun 2007

Toddler dies from heat exposure

01 Jun 2007

Man dies after lightning strike

01 Jun 2007

Farmers ordered not to go on fields

01 Jun 2007

Indian heatwave continues

02 Jun 2007

Severe hailstorms hit China

From: Met Office

Heat stress intensification in the Mediterranean climate change hotspot

junio 16, 2007

2003 heat wave

 

Heat stress intensification in the Mediterranean climate change hotspot

Noah S. Diffenbaugh

Purdue Climate Change Research Center and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Jeremy S. Pal

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Filippo Giorgi

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Xuejie Gao

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Abstract

We find that elevated greenhouse gas concentrations dramatically increase heat stress risk in the Mediterranean region, with the occurrence of hot extremes increasing by 200 to 500% throughout the region. This heat stress intensification is due to preferential warming of the hot tail of the daily temperature distribution, with 95th percentile maximum and minimum temperature magnitude increasing more than 75th percentile magnitude. This preferential warming of the hot tail is dictated in large part by a surface moisture feedback, with areas of greatest warm-season drying showing the greatest increases in hot temperature extremes. Fine-scale topographic and humidity effects help to further dictate the spatial variability of the heat stress response, with increases in dangerous Heat Index magnified in coastal areas. Further, emissions deceleration substantially mitigates heat stress intensification throughout the Mediterranean region, implying that emissions reductions could reduce the risk of increased heat stress in the coming decades.

Received 13 March 2007; accepted 14 May 2007; published 15 June 2007.

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