People collect water from a fountain in Green Park in London, Britain. Reuters
Power outages compounded the misery of millions of people wilting in a heatwave across India and Pakistan on Friday, with experts blaming climate change for an early onset of roasting summer temperatures.
It’s really surprising news that the United Kingdom has warned its people of extreme heat during the summer (“UK issues first ever ‘red’ warning for extreme heat,” July 15, Gulf Today website).
Flood-inducing rains, two deadly heatwaves, and the worst typhoon to hit Japan in a quarter century − all in 2018 − left hundreds dead, thousands homeless and more than $35 billion (31.5 billion euros) in damage nationwide, according to a report from environmental thinktank Germanwatch.
It was an unusual announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, on X when he sought applications from competent persons for the post of Minister for Youth. No country in the world ever does that.
Children across the country returned to school this year after enduring the hottest summer in recorded history, one punctuated by extreme heat and wildfire smoke that kept millions shuttered indoors for days, even weeks, on end. As parents and families seek solutions to the mounting climate crisis, they should
On the occasion of my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday, I asked for her thoughts as she contemplated a second century. “Keep your mind open and your mouth shut!” she quickly replied. I disagreed with the latter part of that sentence, but out of respect I kept my mouth shut. Four months later she passed away.
It’s a Monday in September, but with schools closed, the three children in the Pruente household have nowhere to be. Callahan, 13, contorts herself into a backbend as 7-year-old Hudson fiddles with a balloon and 10-year-old Keegan plays the piano. Like a growing number of students around the US, the Pruente