Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

National Aug 19, 2019

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

The heatstroke death toll since July has reached 101 in Tokyo's 23 wards, topping 100 for the second straight year, officials at Tokyo Metropolitan Government's office of medical examiners said Monday. For 2018, the death toll stood at 164 in the heavily populated capital, according ...

July was the hottest month ever recorded

World / Science & Health Aug 16, 2019

July was the hottest month ever recorded

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees ...

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

World / Science & Health Aug 8, 2019

Change now or endanger food and climate, U.N. report warns

Humanity faces increasingly painful trade-offs between food security and rising temperatures within decades unless it curbs emissions and stops unsustainable farming and deforestation, a landmark climate assessment said Thursday. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that efforts to limit global warming while ...