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China health threats likely to increase due to heatwaves

(University of Reading) The coronavirus had caused many deaths in China this month, and a new study has shown increasingly severe and frequent heatwaves could lead to serious health emergencies in future due to climate change.Study found deadly heatwaves like the one in north-east China in 2018 have already gone from being one-in-500-year events to one-in-60-year events.Persistent extreme night-time heat and intense rainfall events are also particular threats under the projected future climate.

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More rain and less snow means increased flood risk

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.

More rain and less snow means increased flood risk

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western US, scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.

Another Obama Solar Company Burns Out, Massive Ponzi Scheme

Another Obama solar initiative bites the dust, but not until after stealing millions from individuals, companies and the US government. This solar project turned into the largest Ponzi scheme in Eastern California history. It was reported this week that the…

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Marine heat wave linked with spike in whale entanglements

Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves — warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems — and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean conservation. A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the US West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

Study connects marine heat wave with spike in whale entanglements

(University of California – Santa Cruz) Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of marine heat waves — warm water anomalies that disrupt marine ecosystems — and this is creating new challenges for fisheries management and ocean conservation. A new study shows how the record-breaking marine heat wave of 2014 to 2016 caused changes along the US West Coast that led to an unprecedented spike in the numbers of whales that became entangled in fishing gear.

Children to bear the burden of negative health effects from climate change

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The grim effects that climate change will have on pediatric health outcomes was the focus of a ‘Viewpoint’ article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Susan E. Pacheco, MD, an expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).