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No cold winter for Europe, temperature rises over 20 degrees Celsius in normally freezing regions
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No cold winter for Europe, temperature rises over 20 degrees Celsius in normally freezing regions

After experiencing searing summer heat and a drought unprecedented in centuries, a wave of warm weather across Europe this winter has melted the snow from ski slopes in the Alps and Pyrenees

Explained: Is there a link between winter storms and global warming?
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Explained: Is there a link between winter storms and global warming?

While the link between global warming and heat waves is very direct, the behaviour of winter storms is governed by complex atmospheric dynamics that are more difficult to study

Explained: How climate change and a growing population threaten public health
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Explained: How climate change and a growing population threaten public health

Climate change is one of the most persistent and pervasive threats to public health. Climate change, according to researchers, can exacerbate more than half of all human infectious diseases

Parts of Southern California lashed by severe winds from tropical storm
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Parts of Southern California lashed by severe winds from tropical storm

The tropical conditions added a swelter to the heat wave that saw temperatures soar past 38 degrees Celsius in many parts of California this week

US heat waves soars as California wildfire rages
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US heat waves soars as California wildfire rages

The fire, described as 'explosive' by officials, grew from about 600 acres to around 11,900 acres (4,800 hectares) within 24 hours

Warming world poses threat to Alpine glaciers
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Warming world poses threat to Alpine glaciers

An Alpine glacier broke off during a prolonged heat wave in Italy, killing seven hikers and leaving others missing

Explained: As pre-monsoon heat grips North India ahead of monsoon, here's what Heat Index means
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Explained: As pre-monsoon heat grips North India ahead of monsoon, here's what Heat Index means

As the level of humidity rises in the environment, the mix of high temperature and increased humidity exaggerates the real feel temperature and the weather becomes suffocated

Hot, hotter, hottest! America left high and dry due to heatwave
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Hot, hotter, hottest! America left high and dry due to heatwave

A record-breaking heatwave, stretching from parts of the Gulf coast in the south to the Great Lakes in the midwest, has led authorities to issue an order to over 120 million Americans to stay indoors

Explained: How climate change is making extreme heatwave 100 times more likely in India
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Explained: How climate change is making extreme heatwave 100 times more likely in India

The UK Met Office study put the odds of a heatwave exceeding the average temperature as just once in 312 years. Unfortunately, that's the best-case scenario. When climate change is taken into account, those odds change dramatically to once every 3.1 years

Heatwave aggravates, mercury crosses 46°C mark across many parts of India
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Heatwave aggravates, mercury crosses 46°C mark across many parts of India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the heatwave spell will persist over northwest and central India till 2 May and over east India till 30 April

Watch | Man gives bird few drops of water; heartwarming gesture wins over internet
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Watch | Man gives bird few drops of water; heartwarming gesture wins over internet

Indian Forest Service Officer Susanta Nanda shared a short clip signifying the tragic consequences of climate change in recent years.

Heat wave: Do's and Don'ts to keep yourself safe from scorching temperature
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Heat wave: Do's and Don'ts to keep yourself safe from scorching temperature

India Meteorological Department has warned of severe heat wave in as many as five states with maximum temperature soaring to 46 degrees Celsius in Delhi

India battles heat wave, orange alert warning for Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha; temperature to breach 45 degrees Celsius
India

India battles heat wave, orange alert warning for Delhi, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha; temperature to breach 45 degrees Celsius

India Meteorological Department has predicted that at least for the next five days, heat wave conditions would prevail in most parts of the country

Delhi government ups water supply to meet growing demand
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Delhi government ups water supply to meet growing demand

Delhi Jal Board said a total of 1,198 water tankers will be deployed across the city during the peak summer season to prevent water scarcity

No more 'nimbu paani': Why prices of lemons across India have left a sour taste in mouth
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No more 'nimbu paani': Why prices of lemons across India have left a sour taste in mouth

The country has been witnessing a lemon inflation, with some cities having to shell out as much as Rs 350 per kg for the citrus fruit. Extreme heat, rising fuel prices and a smaller crop yield have left people without the zing

Severe heatwave stifles Delhi; maximum temperature rises to 43 degree Celsius in some parts
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Severe heatwave stifles Delhi; maximum temperature rises to 43 degree Celsius in some parts

The maximum temperature at most places in Delhi was recorded at least seven degrees above normal

IMD predicts intense heatwave, rainfall in few states over next 5 days; check list here
India

IMD predicts intense heatwave, rainfall in few states over next 5 days; check list here

As per the IMD's warning, in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, temperatures will remain above 40 degrees Celsius till 10 April.

Explained: The crucial 1.5 degrees Celsius climate target and IPCC’s “now or never” warning
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Explained: The crucial 1.5 degrees Celsius climate target and IPCC’s “now or never” warning

In its latest report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said if the world wanted to restrict temperature rise to within 1.5 degree Celsius then global greenhouse emissions needed to peak by 2025 “at the latest”

Weather Report: Heatwave expected to make a comeback in most parts of north and central India by March-end
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Weather Report: Heatwave expected to make a comeback in most parts of north and central India by March-end

The March-end unseasonal heatwave is expected to shake many more all-time records in both the plains and hills of north India as maximum temperatures will be 8°C to 15°C above normal

A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021
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A round-up of the world's worst climate change events in 2021

An unprecedented downpour dumped a year's worth of rain in just three days on the central city of Zhengzhou, China.