1.6 Million Face Hunger in Mozambique Following Deadly Cyclones + Record-Shattering Heat Wave Scorches Europe + Study: Current Pace of Climate Change Unparalleled in 2,000 Years

Jul 25, 2019

In Mozambique, the World Food Program is warning some 1.6 million people are facing food insecurity, months after two cyclones left hundreds dead in one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the Southern Hemisphere.

Record-Shattering Heat Wave Scorches Europe

Meanwhile, much of Europe is being hit by a massive heat wave, sending temperatures into record-setting and life-threatening terrain for parts of the continent. Temperatures were forecast to reach 104 degrees Fahrenheit in many German cities, with highs in Paris expected to top 107 degrees. It’s the second major heat wave this year in Europe, where many countries recorded their highest-ever temperatures just one month ago.

Study: Current Pace of Climate Change Unparalleled in 2,000 Years

This comes as new research published in the journal Science finds the climate is changing faster—and over a wider area of the Earth—than at any other time in the last 2,000 years. The current rate of change far outpaces climate variations seen centuries ago during events like the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age.

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