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- Spaniards swelter as temperatures head for above 40 Celsius
- Outdoor events stopped in part of France, drought hits Italy
- Even hats off allowed at upmarket British horse-racing event
MADRID/PARIS, June 17 (Reuters) - Spain headed for its hottest early summer temperatures in four decades on Friday, one area of France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers as a heatwave sent Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change.
Water is so low in large stretches of Italy's largest river that local residents are walking through the middle of the expanse of sand and shipwrecks are resurfacing.
Authorities fear that if it doesn't rain soon, there'll be a serious shortage of water for drinking and irrigation for farmers and local populations across the whole of northern Italy.
From Al Jazeera:
In just more than 20 years, the continent has experienced its five hottest summers since 1500.
Sweltering temperatures in Spain and France have shone a spotlight on the increasing frequency of heatwaves in Europe.
In just more than two decades, the continent has experienced its five hottest summers since 1500.
And one final climate change article, from Live Science:
By Harry Baker
Researchers suspect climate change may be to blame.
More than 500 of the world's smallest penguins have mysteriously washed up dead on beaches across New Zealand over the past couple of months. Experts aren't exactly sure what has been killing off such a large number of the adorable seabirds, but they suspect that climate change may have played a role.
Aggregations of deceased little penguins (Eudyptula minor
), known locally as kororā, have been washing up on beaches in the country's North Island since early May, according to The Guardian(opens in new tab)
. The largest cluster was a group of 183 dead birds that washed up last week on Ninety Mile Beach near Kaitaia; another 109 penguins were found on that same beach in early May. An additional group of around 100 dead penguins also washed up last week on Cable Bay near Nelson, although the exact number is unclear. New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) has now revealed that multiple other die-offs have been reported on beaches across North Island, ranging from a couple to dozens of bodies, The Guardian reported.
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