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305 recommended articles and videos in the "Heat and Drought" category.
1.  Featured: Lake Mead Drought Update!!! What's Going On?!!!  

Video evidence of how fast Lake Meade is shrinking, going all the way back to 2000. Produced by people who drive pick up trucks to pull their power boats. Of course not a word about climate change, not even in the comments. In the middle they get sidetracked by rescuing a stranded truck. Maybe skip that part.

2.  Featured: Why the worst drought in 1200 years happened ... and will get worse  

As the average temperature rises, evaporation increased by 42%. Combine that with naturally increased drought, and we have disaster looming. 6 minutes. A bit technical. By @CC_Yale. Via @GNDNewsleter.

3.  India: Migration from climate change getting worse – DW – 04/19/2023  


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Environment-2022" report, India is the fourth worst-hit country in the world when it comes to climate change-induced migration, with more than three million people forced to leave their homes in 2020-2021.

The highest number of migrations took place in China with more than 5 million people driven out of their homes due to weather-related disasters

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4.  India underestimating heatwave impact, more than 90% of the country at risk: Study  


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India underestimating heatwave impact, more than 90% of the country at risk: Study

More than 90 per cent of the country is at risk of suffering losses in livelihood capacity, food grains yields, vector-borne disease spread and urban sustainability, according to a new study by the University of Cambridge

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5.  Air quality plummets in Nepal, B'desh, Myanmar, parts of India: ICIMOD  


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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is deeply concerned about the deteriorating air quality

The spike in air pollution in the region is due to an increase in forest fires, which are increasing in number and severity due to climate change, and residential biomass burning. As well as the impacts on human health, pollutants cause extensive damage to the region's rich biodiversity and accelerate climate impacts

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6.  Severe heatwave engulfs Asia causing deaths and forcing schools to close  


Climate crisis | The Guardian
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Extreme temperatures described as ‘worst April heatwave in Asian history’ as records threatened in India, China, Thailand and LaosA severe heatwave has swept across much of Asia, causing deaths and school closures in India and record-breaking temperatures in China.Maximiliano Herrera, a climatologis...

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