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No power, no water, no hope: inside Europe’s largest shanty town

Freezing weather from Storm Filomena, and Spain’s third wave of Covid, compound dire situation in settlement outside MadridDespite the daily trials her family has to endure – a pandemic, three months with no electricity and now days without running water since Storm Filomena froze the pipes and left Madrid under a lingering duvet of snow – Sara Benayad has not forgotten the importance of hospitality.She would welcome the powers-that-be to join her in the novel ritual into which the absence of wa...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Filomena, Coronavirus, Sara Benayad, Benayad


UN Warns World Is Failing to Prepare for Climate Change—But We Can Fix That

If world leaders don’t seriously step up their game to adapt to the climate crisis, we’ll see catastrophic human and economic losses everywhere, a new report from the world’s top global environmental authority warns.Read more...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Adaptation, Un, Extreme Weather, Environmental Justice


Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weatherMillions of people around the world are facing disaster from flood, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather, as governments fail to take the measures needed to adapt to the impacts of climate breakdown, the UN has warned.Nearly three-quarters of countries around the world have recognised the need to plan for the effects of global heating, but few of those plans are adequate to the rising threat, a...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, World news, United Nations, Un, Flooding, Extreme Weather, Climate Finance, Hurricanes


Climate Change Drove $75 Billion in Rainfall Damage Over the Past 30 Years

Extreme weather disasters are costing the country billions of dollars in damages each year. A new study from Stanford shows that over the past three decades, the U.S. has seen nearly $75 billion in damage from floods fueled by the climate crisis.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Rain, Flooding, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes


Spain’s Worst Snowstorm in Decades Collapses Parts of the Country

Snow has the bad habit of completely collapsing regions that aren’t used to experiencing it. In this case, Storm Filomena slammed into Spain and blanketed many of its regions, including its capital, with more snow than they had seen in decades. Read more...
Tags: Science, Snow, Spain, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Filomena


Madrid hospital staff walk for hours to relieve colleagues after snow storm

With roads blocked and trains cancelled healthcare staff decide to make the trip to work on footHealthcare workers in Madrid have gone to extreme lengths – some walking for hours – to relieve their exhausted colleagues as Spain grapples with the double whammy of a deadly storm and the coronavirus pandemic.Storm Filomena hit Spain on Friday, blanketing large parts of the country in snow and bringing Madrid to a standstill as the city saw its heaviest snowfall in 50 years. Across the country the s...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Filomena, Coronavirus


Madrid blanketed by heaviest snowstorm in decades – video

The Spanish government has urged people to stay at home as the worst snowstorm in 50 years struck the country, bringing Madrid and the surrounding region to a frozen standstillAt least three people die in Spain’s worst snowstorm in 50 years Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Madrid, Extreme Weather


At least three people die in Spain's worst snowstorm in 50 years

Public urged to stay at home as Storm Filomena traps motorists and brings Madrid to standstillStorm Filomena causes heavy snow in Spain – in picturesThe Spanish government has urged people to stay at home after at least three people died as the worst snowstorm in 50 years struck the country, bringing Madrid and the surrounding region to a frozen standstill and leaving hundreds of motorists trapped in their cars.Storm Filomena hit Spain on Friday, bringing snowfalls not seen in Madrid since 1971,...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Filomena


At least four people die as Spain records worst snowstorm in 50 years

Public urged to stay at home as Storm Filomena traps motorists and brings Madrid to standstillStorm Filomena causes rare heavy snow in Spain – in picturesThe Spanish government has urged people to stay at home after at least four people died as the worst snowstorm in 50 years battered the country, bringing Madrid and the surrounding region to a frozen standstill and leaving hundreds of motorists trapped in their cars.Storm Filomena hit Spain on Friday, bringing snowfalls not seen in Madrid since...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Filomena


Army rescues motorists after Storm Filomena blankets Spain in snow

Heavy snowfall causes travel chaos with Madrid airport closed and people told to stay at home Troops rescued trapped drivers from their vehicles on Saturday as heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena caused travel chaos across Spain. “Owing to the forecast of snow and for security, Madrid Barajas airport will remain closed throughout Saturday,” Aena, which controls the country’s airports, said in a tweet. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Army, Madrid, Extreme Weather, Madrid Barajas, Storm Filomena


Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded

Global heating continued unabated despite Covid lockdowns, with record Arctic wildfires and Atlantic tropical stormsThe climate crisis continued unabated in 2020, with the the joint highest global temperatures on record, alarming heat and record wildfires in the Arctic, and a record 29 tropical storms in the Atlantic.Despite a 7% fall in fossil fuel burning due to coronavirus lockdowns, heat-trapping carbon dioxide continued to build up in the atmosphere, also setting a new record. The average s...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Atlantic, Fossil Fuels, Arctic, Met Office, Extreme Weather, El Niño southern oscillation, La Niña ocean atmosphere phenomena


Dangerous flooding in wake of Cyclone Imogen for north Queensland as heavy rains lash Victoria and NSW

Several rural communities in Sydney remain isolated by floodwaters as severe weather warnings are issued for parts of Victoria Life-threatening flash flooding and up to 300mm of rain are possible in parts of northern Queensland as ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen tracks across the region, while parts of Victoria and eastern New South Wales have also been hit by heavy rain and flooding.The Bureau of Meteorology has advised Imogen was located 60km east-north-east of Georgetown at 4am AEST and is forecas...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Flooding, Victoria, Extreme Weather, Australia Weather, Georgetown, Bureau of Meteorology, Imogen, Rural Australia, Cyclone Imogen, Victoria Life


Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report

From Australian bushfires to Atlantic hurricanes, insurance damages were the highest annual total ever, says Christian Aid studyThe world’s 10 costliest weather disasters of 2020 saw insured damages worth $150bn, topping the figure for 2019 and reflecting a long-term impact of global warming, according to a new report.The same disasters claimed at least 3,500 lives and displaced more than 13.5 million people. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Atlantic, Bushfires, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes


Every region of the US suffered record-breaking extreme weather in 2020. Find yours on the map.

Nancy Allen and Brian Allen stand outside the house as high winds push smoke and ash from the Currowan Fire towards Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, January 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy Extreme wildfires, hurricanes, heat waves, and flood-inducing storms battered all regions of the US in 2020. The interactive map below shows the weather events and disasters that set records this year. As global temperatures rise, expect to see more extreme weather across all seven continents. Visit Bus...
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Cyclone Yasa: two die in Fiji as storm lays waste to second-largest island

Baby among those killed when category-five storm hit, destroying hundreds of buildings A three-month-old baby was one of two people killed when category-five Cyclone Yasa tore through Fiji’s second-largest island Vanua Levu on Thursday night. The cyclone destroyed hundreds of buildings and caused hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of damage.By Friday, the full extent of the damage was yet to be revealed as many parts of the affected island remained without communications and were cut off by ...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Extreme Weather, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Vanua Levu, Cyclone Yasa


Cyclone Yasa: two die in Fiji as storm hits second-largest island

Twenty houses and a community hall destroyed on Vanua Levu in second category-5 storm to hit country in 2020At least two people have died and an unknown number of homes and buildings were destroyed when category-5 Cyclone Yasa tore through Fiji’s second-largest island Vanua Levu on Thursday night.By Friday morning the full extent of the damage was yet to be revealed as many parts of the affected island remained without communications and were cut off by flood waters. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Extreme Weather, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Vanua Levu, Cyclone Yasa


Australia news live: drug decriminalisation bill to be introduced in ACT, while Fraser Island to reopen to visitors after fire

Parts of island to open from tomorrow after blaze brought under control; New Zealand cabinet agrees to trans-Tasman travel bubble proposal; storms forecast to intensify in parts of Queensland and NSW. Follow the latestFollow coronavirus global news live New Zealand and Australia to launch travel bubble in early 2021 5.32am GMT Rudd is also calling for a boycott of Realestate.com.au for buying or renting homes, which he says is the “principal cash cow” for Rupert Murdoch in Australia.“If you ...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Abc, Australia, China, Environment, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Flooding, Victoria


Australia news live: New Zealand agrees to travel bubble; wild weather hits south-east Queensland

Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand cabinet has agreed to a proposal for a trans-Tasman travel bubble; strong winds and heavy rain forecast to continue in parts of Queensland’s south-east and northern NSW. Follow all the latest news updates• Follow coronavirus global news live 1.26am GMT The New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has said her cabinet has agreed to an Australia travel bubble that will open in the first quarter of 2021. 1.16am GMT Will Treasurer Josh Frydenberg deliver ano...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, Flooding, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, National party, Australian education


NSW and Queensland weather expected to worsen: 'similar to a category one cyclone'

Potentially serious flooding and dangerous surf forecast for Queensland and northern NSW as heavy rain and damaging winds pound coastWild storms battering the Queensland and New South Wales coastline are expected to worsen later on Monday, and authorities have warned the heavy rain and strong winds could be “similar to a category one cyclone”.Emergency services in both states have received thousands of calls for help since Saturday, as the conditions cause flash flooding and dangerous waves that...
Tags: Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Extreme Weather, Australia Weather


Australia news live: wild weather hits south-east Queensland; contact tracing failures to be revealed

Strong winds and heavy rain forecast to continue in parts of Queensland’s south-east and northern NSW and report to reveal if Victoria’s contact tracing shortcomings have been fixed. Follow all the latest news updates• Follow coronavirus global news live 10.30pm GMT This footage from Byron is particularly hairy.Anything to get the shot, right? pic.twitter.com/VbaUxdHiED 10.21pm GMT Oh, John le Carre has died. He was 89. Related: John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Flooding, Victoria, Labor party, John Le Carre, Australian education, Extreme Weather, Australia Weather, Byron, Australian Universities


Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

António Guterres lists human-inflicted wounds on natural world in stark messageWorld is ‘doubling down’ on fossil fuels despite climate crisis – UN reportHumanity is facing a new war, unprecedented in history, the secretary general of the UN has warned, which is in danger of destroying our future before we have fully understood the risk.The stark message from António Guterres follows a year of global upheaval, with the coronavirus pandemic causing governments to shut down whole countries for mon...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wildfires, United Nations, Un, Extreme Weather, Antonio Guterres, Paris Climate Agreement, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021


Hurricane Iota: at least six killed and 60,000 evacuated in Nicaragua

Joe Biden warns on climate emergency as powerful storm inflicts catastrophic damageAt least six people have been killed and more than 60,000 evacuated after Hurricane Iota smashed into Nicaragua, prompting Joe Biden to say that a surge in the number of powerful storms meant fighting the climate crisis was vital.Reports in the Nicaraguan press said at least three children were among the victims as the hurricane hammered the Central American country on Tuesday after making landfall the previous ni...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Americas, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Nicaragua, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes


Hurricane Iota wreaks havoc across Central America – in pictures

The storm caused swollen rivers to burst their banks, flipped roofs on to streets, and killed at least nine people across the region Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, World news, Central America, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, Hurricanes


Hurricane Iota lashes Central America – video

Hurricane Iota has made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, threatening catastrophic damage. Huge waves crashed into the Colombian island of San Andrés as the storm churned through the region, lashing Nicaragua with winds of up to 155mph (250kmh). The latest storm hit just two weeks after Hurricane Eta, which caused havoc across the same parts of Central America. The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala have called on wealthier countries to help deal with the cost of the climate crisisHurri...
Tags: Americas, World news, Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Central America, Caribbean, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes, San Andrés, Associated Press Continue


Hurricane Iota hits Nicaragua threatening catastrophic damage

Storm hits Caribbean coast less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta carved a swathe of destruction Hurricane Iota has made landfall on Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, threatening catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by equally strong Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.Iota had intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm early on Monday, but the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said it weakened slightly to Category 4, with maximum sustained winds of 155mph (...
Tags: Americas, World news, Nicaragua, Central America, Caribbean, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes, IOTA, US National Hurricane Center NHC, PUERTO CABEZAS, Hurricane Eta


Vietnam orders 460,000 to evacuate ahead of Typhoon Vamco

Storm forecast to hit the country on Sunday morning with winds of up to 150 kphVietnamese authorities have ordered 460,000 people in the country’s central region to be ready for evacuation ahead of Typhoon Vamco, after the storm killed at least 42 people and left 20 others missing in the Philippines, state television reported.The typhoon, which is forecast to hit Vietnam on Sunday morning, could pack winds of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour as it approaches the country’s already flood-b...
Tags: Environment, World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Vietnam, Extreme Weather


Typhoon Vamco: extensive damage in the Philippines seen from sky – video

Coastguard footage shows extensive flooding triggered by the typhoon in the northern Isabela province. Dozens of people were killed and thousands were rescued from fast-flowing floodwater, as the Magat Dam released water in the region. Though waters have mostly receded since Wednesday, rescue teams continued to help people in places where waters remained high Typhoon Vamco: dozens dead as extensive flooding hits the Philippines Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Philippines, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, Isabela, Magat Dam


'Overwhelming': Central America braces for new storms in wake of Hurricane Eta

Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala worst affected with scores dead and more than 200,000 people evacuated from their homesCentral America is braced for further storms this weekend as the region reels from the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta, the Red Cross has warned.Forecasters believe a weather front forming in the Caribbean has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone, making it the 30th named Atlantic storm of 2020 in a record-breaking hurricane season, shattering the previous worst year of 28 s...
Tags: Americas, America, World news, Atlantic, Global development, Red Cross, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Central America, Caribbean, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, Nicaragua Honduras, Hurricane Eta


Typhoon Vamco: torrential rains force evacuations in Philippines – video

Torrential rains from Typhoon Vamco have lashed the Philippines' main Luzon Island, causing flooding and widespread damage.People sought shelter on higher ground due to flash floods on Thursday, and have been asked to move to evacuation centres in the capital, Manila, despite fears of the spread of Covid-19.Vamco is the 21st such storm to hit the Philippines this year, following close after Super typhoon Goni which devastated the east of the nation in early NovemberSuper typhoon Goni causes heav...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, Manila, Luzon Island, Goni, COVID, Vamco


Hurricane Eta leaves trail of destruction in Central America

Nicaragua and Honduras bear the brunt as storms cause landslides and flooding, and leave 100 deadThe active north Atlantic hurricane season continued through last week with Hurricane Eta making landfall as a category 4 storm to the south of Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua. The storm weakened as it moved slowly inland towards Honduras through the week. Some areas saw as much as 550mm of rain (22 inches), leading to landslides and flooding. At least 100 people have died as a result.Spain and Portugal ...
Tags: Americas, Spain, Atlantic, Portugal, Honduras, Nicaragua, Central America, Extreme Weather, Valencia, Hurricanes, Eastern Spain, PUERTO CABEZAS, Hurricane Eta