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Heatwaves could kill 90,000 Europeans per year by 2100: Report

The three months from June-August were the hottest in Europe since records began, and the exceptionally high temperatures led to the worst drought the continent has witnessed since the Middle Ages.

Some 129,000 Europeans died from excessive heat in the period between 1980 and 2020. (File photo)(REUTERS)
Some 129,000 Europeans died from excessive heat in the period between 1980 and 2020. (File photo)(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 05:39 AM IST

Heatwaves have cost world economy trillions in past two decades: Report

Massive economic losses due to sweltering temperatures brought on by human-caused climate change are not just a problem for the distant future.

In this file aerial photo taken earlier this year shows a boat on the dried-up bed of a section of Iraq's receding southern marshes of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province. (AFP)
In this file aerial photo taken earlier this year shows a boat on the dried-up bed of a section of Iraq's receding southern marshes of Chibayish in Dhi Qar province. (AFP)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 06:21 PM IST

Health experts share tips on how to beat the October heat this year

Since the October heat wave is here, it is all the more important for us to keep ourselves hydrated. Apart from drinking water, health experts suggest these other ways to beat the heat and increase your fluid intake

Health experts share tips on how to beat the October heat this year(Taryn Elliott)
Health experts share tips on how to beat the October heat this year(Taryn Elliott)
Updated on Oct 18, 2022 04:27 PM IST

Heatwaves will make entire regions uninhabitable within decades, UN warns

Climate Change: Heatwaves are predicted to "exceed human physiological and social limits" in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and south and southwest Asia.

Climate Change: Processing tomatoes dried up by heat and drought hang on vines on a farm belonging to farmer Aaron Barcellos in Los Banos, California, US.(Reuters)
Climate Change: Processing tomatoes dried up by heat and drought hang on vines on a farm belonging to farmer Aaron Barcellos in Los Banos, California, US.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 04:53 PM IST

Record-breaking heat in Delhi had devastating impacts: Report

The report projected that by 2050, at least 1.6 billion people living in 970 cities around the world will be regularly exposed to 3-month average temperatures reaching at least 35 degrees Celsius.

There is also a 93% probability that at least one year in the next five will be warmer than the warmest year on record, 2016, and that the mean temperature for 2022–2026 will be higher than that of the last five years. (HT Archive)
There is also a 93% probability that at least one year in the next five will be warmer than the warmest year on record, 2016, and that the mean temperature for 2022–2026 will be higher than that of the last five years. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 09:35 PM IST
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