Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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Newsbytes:

India – At least 5 people have died and thousands affected after heavy rain, landslides and flooding in parts of Assam and Meghalaya states in northeastern India. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported heavy rain, flooding and landslides affected around 25,000 people across several districts in the state from 13 May 2022. Three people died in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The overflowing Barak river flooded wide areas of Cachar District. Local media in India reported heavy rain caused flooding and damages in areas of Meghalaya state, from 12 May 2022. One person died in a landslide in Jongksha village in Mawkynrew subdivision of East Khasi Hills district. Another person died after rain caused a tree to fall onto a vehicles in Ri-Bhoi district.

Global Warming

World’s Monthly CO2 Levels Reached Highest in Human History

The monthly average of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached the highest levels on record this past April, reaching up to 420 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since observations started, according to new data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The numbers from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory, which is home to the longest continuous record of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the world, showed last month’s CO2 levels have surpassed the highest record of 419.13 ppm from May, 2021.

Twenty years ago, the highest recorded level was at 375.93 ppm and in 1958 when scientists first started collecting CO2 data at Mauna Loa, the maximum level was just at 317.51 ppm.

Wildfires

Wildfires – New Mexico, USA

The spread of the Calf Canyon / Hermits Peak Fire in Northern New Mexico has slowed in recent days compared to the rapid spread seen early last week during very strong winds and ultra low humidity. The fire was mapped Saturday evening at 288,942 acres.

Disease

Covid-19

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