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The number of annual excess deaths caused by hot weather in England and Wales is projected to surge by 257% by the middle of the century, as a result of climate change and population growth.
According to a new study on climate change, researchers project that, by 2050, the coolest summers in the tropics and parts of the northern hemisphere will still be hotter than the hottest summers seen since the 1950s if global warming continues its rapid upswing.
Because of the cold periods at the start and end of the year, 2010 was slightly cooler than normally.
The first decade of the 2000s, or the years 2001â€“2010, was warmer than the preceding decades in the whole of Finland, even though 2010 was colder than the long-time average.
An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth's temperatures in the headlines this summer.
Despite nearly two-thirds of the United States experiencing colder-than-normal seasonal temperatures, the 2009-2010 winter season was the fifth warmest on record worldwide.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported on Thursday that last month was the warmest March on record over land surfaces of the world and the second warmest overall worldwide. However, it was just an average March in the United States.
This winter was the warmest on record worldwide, the government said Thursday in the latest worrisome report focusing on changing climate. The report comes just over a month after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said global warming is very likely caused by human actions and is so severe it will continue for centuries.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The current heat wave will continue in many areas of Japan for at least another week from Saturday, and then start cooling down, the official forecaster said on Friday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Around 40 people in France, mostly elderly, have died in a heatwave over the past week and the Netherlands is poised to record its hottest July since records began.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.