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Day: June 29, 2019

Europe has had five 500 year summers in 15 years and now this
Europe, Featured

Europe has had five 500 year summers in 15 years and now this

    Another deadly heat wave has Europe in its sweaty grip this week. Record temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius) in parts of France, Germany, Poland and Spain, with hotter days to come. The same thing happened last year record-breaking heat was responsible for 700 deaths in Sweden and more than 250 in Denmark, countries that have never needed air conditioning before this new era of climate-change-driven extreme events. Europe’s five hottest summers in the past 500 years have all occurred in the last 15 years, not including this summer. All have been deadly. The 2003 heat wave was the worst, having led to the deaths of over 70,000 people; in 2010, 56,000 died in Russia alone. These extreme heat events are all connected to a slower jet strea...
UK heatwave death toll rises
Featured, United Kingdom

UK heatwave death toll rises

    Six people have now died during our searing heatwave - as thousands of Brits flock to the water to cool down from the blistering heat. A man was confirmed dead after being rescued from the sea off the Isle of Wight yesterday. This came shortly after another man's body was pulled from the water in Scotland. The men are the fifth and sixth people to die in just two days during our scorching weather. Emergency crews scrambled to Bothwell at around 10pm last night after receiving reports of two men in the River Clyde. One man managed to climb to safety but tragically a 30-year-old man could not be found, reports Glasgow Live . His body was recovered by divers in the early hours of this morning. A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "At 10.10pm emergency services r...