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Climate change drove deadly winter heat wave in South America, study says

Homeless Danilo da Silva uses a fountain to cool off and wash himself, during a heatwave in the Anhangabau Valley, in the centre of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 22nd September, 2023

Sao Paulo, BrazilReuters Global warming was the main driver of the heat wave that scorched South America for most of August and September and raised temperatures by as much as 4.3 degrees Celsius, according to a study published on Tuesday.  Temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius across large parts of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina […]

Record climate disasters in Asia-Pacific push millions to “breaking point”

India Mumbai floods

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThomson Reuters Foundation Asia-Pacific has faced a record number of climate-related disasters in 2020, affecting tens of millions of vulnerable people already hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Cross said on Wednesday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it had responded to 24 climate-linked crises this […]