The thermometer at the United Nations office shows 42˚C in Bonn, western Germany, on Thursday. AFP
Two women sitting under parasols watch at three boys jumping into the water of a bathing lake in Bad Saulgau, Germany. AFP
The German Weather Service registered 41.5˚C in Lingen, in the west, which had posted 40.9˚C earlier in the day.
That topped the previous record of 40.5˚C reached in Geilenkirchen on Wednesday.
Merely halfway through 2019, the world has already witnessed temperature records smashed from Europe to the Arctic Circle and the year could prove to be one of the hottest ever recorded. This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever. The first half of 2019 also saw intense
This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, as per the World Meteorological Organization, and yet it is shocking that world leaders have failed to recognise the urgency of addressing climate change as a main priority.
A British record high temperature, 38.7°C (101.6 Fahrenheit), may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the UK Met Office showed on Friday.
Let me place two cards on the table at the start. One. I find Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old prophetess of climate Armageddon, a presence at once impressive and alarming. But I find the fawning adulation with which she was received by political London plain disturbing.
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