The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track planetary extreme, or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉
Main Topic: Striking Map Charts Deadly Heatwaves That Have Killed People Around the World In 2023
Dear Diary. More often than not visuals are the best way to convey a message beyond simple written text. This year we have had multiple heat waves around the globe as planetary temperature averages continue to rise towards +1.5°C above preindustrial conditions, the first recommended “line in the sand” that the United Nations and experts dare for us not to cross as a species. It would require a very long post to encapsulate all of these heatwaves depicted on one great graphic I noticed today.
I applaud the Anadolu Agency –Des for putting this graphic together and in turn Desdemona Despair for presenting the chart. The following was what was reposted by Desdemona Despair:
Striking map charts deadly heatwaves killing people around the world in 2023
Map showing temperatures around the world and numbers of people killed by heatwaves, 4 July 2023. Data: Zoom Earth. Graphic: Anadolu Agency / Getty
By Katherine Fidler
5 July 2023
(Metro) – A striking map [by Anadolu Agency –Des] shows how soaring temperatures are affecting people around the world – 48 hours after the world recorded its hottest-ever day.
Using June as a snapshot, the infographic highlights just some of the regions struck by intense heat – including the UK, which did not escape the rising temperatures.
Last month was the country’s hottest June on record, with the average temperature of 15.8C almost a full degree warmer than the previous high of 14.9C, recorded in 1940 and 1976.
In China, multiple cities set new records as the temperature passed 40C, while in Spain the mercury hit 44C – having almost reached 40C during a spring heatwave in April.
The heat has had serious consequences in a number of countries, including India, where more than 160 people died in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar due to unseasonably high temperatures.
In neighbouring Pakistan at least 22 people died during an intense heatwave, while in Mexico more than 110 people have died due to heat-related causes so far in 2023.
Heat-related deaths happen every year. A 20-year study published in 2021 revealed that extreme temperatures – both heat and cold – killed more than 5 million people globally every year.
The study found more people died from cold exposure than heat, but over the study period, heat-related deaths increased, while cold-related deaths decreased.
Researchers collected data from 750 locations in 43 countries between 2000 and 2019, and found the average daily temperature increased by 0.26C per decade.
On Monday, the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction reported the world had witnessed its hottest day on record, with an average global temperature of 17.01C. The previous record was 16.92C, set in August 2016.
Scientists believe a strengthening El Niño event, which typically warms the world, in combination with human made climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions, is causing the soaring temperatures.
Here are some “ET’s” recorded from around the planet the last couple of days, their consequences, and some extreme temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports: temperature outlooks, as well as any extreme precipitation reports:
Here is some new June 2023 climatology:
Here is more climate and news from Sunday:
(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article. The most noteworthy items will be listed first.)