Western Europe is baking under the effects of an intense heat wave that is producing not only record-breaking temperatures—including the first time in history that London, UK, has hit 40°C (104°F)—but also major wildfires across the continent. Similar conditions are also affecting large portions of the United States, with over
The concentration of the greenhouse gas methane in the atmosphere rose at a record-breaking rate in 2021, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), jumping by 17 parts per billion (ppb) over the course of the year, beating 2020’s precipitous rise of 15.3 ppb. The estimated 640 million tons of
The annual peak in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels hit a new record high this May, averaging 421 parts per million (ppm), an increase of nearly 1.9 ppm over this time last year, and more than 50 percent higher than the pre-industrial average of 280 ppm. Atmospheric CO2 levels fluctuate over
Northwestern India and Pakistan has been suffering under a deadly heat wave that has persisted for two months, with no immediate end in sight for record-breaking temperatures that now routinely extend into the mid forties Celsius—that’s well into triple-digit Fahrenheit temperatures—with no immediate relief in sight from the scorching heat.