Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.
Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively.
This June was around 1C hotter than the previous record set for Europe in 1999, and about 1C higher than expected from the trend in recent decades, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported.
Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.
Pakistan hit 122.3 degrees Fahrenheit (50.2 C) this week, marking the highest temperature recorded for the month of April - ever. The Pakistan Meteorological Department confirmed the recording.
How changing crops, moving to no till agriculture and lightening infrastructure can reduce extreme temperatures.
A fifth of the world’s population lives in the region, where heat and humidity is expected to exceed the upper level of human survivability.
Swathes of southern Europe have sweltered in a heatwave that has claimed several lives and cost billions in crop damage.
Hot weather is the number one summertime killer in much of the world — and the number of these deadly heat waves is only going to increase.