126°F in India

“This isn’t heat, it’s a punishment, maybe from God.”

Courts, schools and government offices were closed in late May after the country broke its time high temperature record of 126° F (52.3C) registered in Delhi. More than 37 cities in the country reported temperatures over 113° F.

Initial heat related deaths were in the dozens but expected to climb. Meanwhile, forest fires are reported as the heat wave continues and foliage dries out. 

The ongoing regional water crisis was worsened by the heat wave, exacerbated by wanton waste of water by the wealthy. 

Midwest tornado onslaught driven by heat and moisture 

Town of Greenfield laid waste, 250 ft turbines toppled and Grandma Dixie was buried alive (but lived). 
Several tornadoes ripped a swath of destruction across Iowa leaving several people dead before tearing into parts of Illinois and Wisconsin. Four deaths have been reported and much of the town was laid waste.
“There is basically nothing left,” said Clel Baudler, a former Iowa state representative who lives a half mile from Greenfield.

Mexico heatwave causing howler monkeys to fall dead from trees

How hot is it? It’s so hot in Mexico that howler monkeys are falling dead from the trees.

Howler monkeys live in the steamy jungles of the Mexican Tabasco state and are uniquely adapted to their habitat. So when it stays so hot this long that they begin dying of dehydration, something is very wrong. Since early May, officials in Mexico have counted hundreds of monkeys lying dead on the ground beneath the trees. 


“They were falling out of the trees like apples,” Pozo said. “They were in a state of severe dehydration, and they died within a matter of minutes.” 

The monkey mortality event has multiple causes, including  heat, drought, forest fires and logging that deprives the monkeys of water, shade and the fruit they eat.

Temperatures in the region have reached 113F.

Sea levels are rising ever faster as Miami smashes May air and water records

As Miami and South Florida bake under record May heat, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that sea level rise is increasing at an accelerating rate.

Several records have been tied or broken across South Florida including Key West, which tied its highest heat index at a 115° F degrees and broke it’s “real” temperature record at 96° F,

“The oceans are running hot and they’re running high,” NOAA Oceanographer Dr. William Sweet said. “We’re melting more land-based ice out of Antarctica and Greenland and mountain glaciers, and the ocean is heating, especially in the Gulf of Mexico and the Southern Atlantic.

S has increased about a foot in the last 80 years, with 8 in. of that coming in the last 30.  The next ft. of inundation may take only 20 years. And NOAA reports that that rate is increasing quickly. 

Record ocean temps:

For two weeks, the water temperature measured at Virginia Key has hit record highs, reaching temperatures that are more common during the peak summer months of July and August. 
Water temperature in May was four degrees F. The 90F reading was a new record and bodes ill for the rest of the season. 

This will be the warmest May on record by at least 1.5 degrees F.

Evacuation orders in BC as fire season resurges

During Canada’s warmest ever winter, Zombie fires continued to burn, the drought dragged on and the snow didn’t come.. Now the smoking disasters of last summer seem doomed to repeat themselves as evacuation orders were issued to thousands in Mid-May in British Columbia and Alberta amidst a resurgence of wildfires. The government ordered thousands to leave Fort Nelson, BC as a resurgent zombie blaze threatened the town. A zombie fire means it smoldered over the winter and was never extinguished. 

Forty of the wildfires were listed as out of control on May 13h. In a repeat of last year’s apocalyptic smoke issues, Minnesota is reporting air quality issues 2,000 miles away. 


The province of Alberta is now in Stage Four of its five-stage water shortage management response plan. 


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