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The researchers found that it is not the increase in average summer temperature – up 1.5°C since 1991 in the locations examined – that boosted death rates, but heatwaves: how long they last, night-time temperatures, and humidity levels.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Tuesday to look into the tech powerhouse's electricity management after two major blackouts hit homes and businesses in less than a week, triggering criticism of the government's power policy.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan launched island-wide power cuts on Monday evening following a spike in demand amid a heatwave and drought and failure at a power plant, the second such outage in the global tech hub in a week.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Six districts in Kedah and Perak recorded a yellow-level heatwave with maximum temperatures of between 35°C and 37°C over the past three days, says the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
If we are to put a lid on the heat, we need to do more than just plant trees.
TAIPING: While Taiping is known as the wettest town in Peninsular Malaysia, the town is currently facing a month-long drought, with folks saying that the town has not seen any rain for more than a month.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Ten areas in Peninsular Malaysia recorded a yellow-level heatwave with maximum temperatures of between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius as of 4.30pm Sunday (Feb 28), according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).
FOLLOWING last week’s widespread power failures, Texas policymakers and the state electricity industry must decide whether the blackout was caused by genuinely unforeseeable weather conditions or a failure to plan properly.
Home heating systems shutting down. Hospitals facing water shortages. Oil refineries going offline.
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Last year tied with 2016 as the world's warmest on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation service said on Friday.