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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
ByJayashree Nandi

California says brace for blackouts as heat wave drives record power use

With power demand soaring to an all-time high, the state’s grid operator warned residents to prepare for controlled outages as temperatures soared above 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) across much of California.

The Fairview Fire burns near Hemet, California, US, September 6, 2022.(REUTERS/David Swanson)
The Fairview Fire burns near Hemet, California, US, September 6, 2022.(REUTERS/David Swanson)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 06:12 AM IST
Bloomberg |

There is an ice cream supply crisis in Gaza. Why?

Amid intense summer heat, despite increased demand for ice cream, shopkeepers are unable to sell them due to lengthy power cuts in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian girl eats ice cream in Kathem ice cream shop, as heat and lengthy power cuts melt ice cream shops' profits, in Gaza City.(REUTERS)
Palestinian girl eats ice cream in Kathem ice cream shop, as heat and lengthy power cuts melt ice cream shops' profits, in Gaza City.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 28, 2022 04:52 PM IST
Reuters |

'Extreme heat belt' to cover middle of US by 2053: Report

The research, carried out by nonprofit First Street Foundation, used a peer-reviewed model built with public and third-party data to estimate heat risk at what they called a "hyper-local" scale of 30 square meters.

'Extreme healt belt' to cover middle of US by 2053: Report(AP)
'Extreme healt belt' to cover middle of US by 2053: Report(AP)
Updated on Aug 16, 2022 05:57 AM IST
AFP |

'Extreme heat' warning begins in UK as France battles ‘devastating wildfire’

The ‘amber’ heatwave warning follows Britain's first-ever red "extreme heat" warning in July, following months of minimal rainfall.

Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)
Firefighters deploy to fight a fire in a forest near homes in Clefs-Val-D'Anjou, near La Fleche, western France, where flames have ravaged more than 500 hectares of forests since a fire started on August 8.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 02:55 PM IST
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