A paramedic checks the oxygen level of his patient who is suffering from a heat stroke after carrying him in an ambulance from his home in village Mirchwara, 24 kilometers from Banpur in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

In rural India, summer’s heat can be deadly. Ambulance crews see the toll up close

Siren blaring, Sunil Kumar Naik’s ambulance tore across a dry and rocky countryside blasted by dangerous midday heat, rushing to check on a vomiting and dizzy 30-year-old man with possible…

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Asia’s April heatwaves were ’30 times more likely’ because of climate change – scientists

Record-breaking heatwaves that hit large parts of South and Southeast Asia in April were made “30 times more likely” as a result of human-induced climate change, an international team of…

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Weatherman says current hot weather in Thailand does not qualify as a heat wave

The hot weather, currently affecting many parts of Thailand, is being caused by persistent low pressure cell, according to Somkuan Tonjan, head of the Central Weather Forecast Sub-division of the…

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Hot weather blamed for increased power consumption and charges

The Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) is blaming the increase in electricity bills for many households in Bangkok on the hot weather, requiring greater use of air-conditioners. Government Spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri…

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People gather during hot weather on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall, Britain, July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

Fans, hoses and air con – heatwave-hit Britons seek relief

Sales of electric fans, hoses, air conditioning units and sprinklers are soaring as Britons swelter amid record temperatures, retailers said. Britain was braced for temperatures to hit 40C (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time this week, with ministers urging…

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This aerial photo taken on June 23, 2022 shows a flooded area after heavy rains in Yingde, Qingyuan city, in China’s southern Guangdong province. (Photo by AFP) / China OUT

What is causing record floods and heatwaves in China?

Record floods in southern China this month displaced more than half a million people, while searing heat buckled roads in other parts of the country. Authorities have issued extreme weather warnings…

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