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Coverage of heat domes since June 8, 2024.

Colleen Bready's forecast: Heat dome arrives in Manitoba

"...Several regions in central and northern Manitoba are now under a heat warning issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada..."


B.C. told to brace for heat wave as forecast shows 40 degrees C for Kamloops

"...VICTORIA An Environment Canada meteorologist says British Columbians should brace for an upcoming heat wave that's expected to send temperatures into the high 30s and beyond in the southern Interior..."


DeBriefed: Deadly heat grips globe; Cost of cutting green crap in UK; Rewilding with beavers

"...New Carbon Brief analysis by Dr Simon Evans revealed that the UKs energy bills were 22bn higher over the past decade than they would have been if successive Conservative governments had not cut the green crap by rolling back climate policies for areas such as insulating homes, new home building standards and onshore wind and solar growth. The chart above shows how lack of progress on various climate measures has added to UK energy bills from 2015-2024. The cutting back on green measures has also raised net gas imports by a third, making the UK more reliant on gas imports and leaving customers more exposed to high gas prices, the analysis said..."


'Dogs need water': Tips to keep your dog cool during extreme heat

"...It may be the first day of summer, but the heat dome hanging over Windsor-Essex is making it feel like the dog days of summer already..."


Development of a Climate Resilience Training Program for Building Sector Professionals: Supporting Canada's Path to Net Zer

"...Canada's journey to net zero emissions by 2050 requires not only rapid reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, but also the commensurate adaptation to worsening climate impacts caused by our prior emissions. The rapid rate of change of the climate poses serious challenges to our climate vulnerable infrastructure. In this manner, buildings play a pivotal role in this transition, both as significant direct and indirect contributors to emissions as well as critical elements of our defense against extreme weather..."


The new heat waves:

"...Haligonians are getting ready for the warmest stretch of the year so far. Environment Canada issued a heat warning for all of Nova Scotia on Tuesday afternoon, calling for temperatures ranging from..."


It will be the hottest day of the year in Ottawa: Here's when the temperature will hit 34 C

"...Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Ottawa, saying the "prolonged heat event" will continue through Thursday with "dangerously hot and humid conditions" expected..."


Signs of trouble to watch out for in extreme heat

"...With the heat dome over Ottawa bringing another day of extreme heat to the capital, there are signs to watch out for in yourself or others that could indicate serious medical problems..."


Heat wave or heat dome? Weather experts don't agree on the definitions

"...The term heat dome like heat wave doesn't appear in Environment Canada's glossary. Several weather experts contacted by The Canadian Press gave slightly different meanings and disagreed on whether the term heat dome is useful to inform the public about climate change and the dangers of extreme weather..."


What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week

"...FENTON, Mich. (AP) With much of the Midwest and the Northeast broiling or about to broil in extreme summer heat this week, meteorologists are talking about heat waves and heat domes..."


Hottest weather of the year so far coming to the Maritimes

"...A heat dome developing in the eastern United States will bring the hottest temperatures and highest humidex values of the year so far to the Maritimes this week. A heat dome is a large and persistent area of high pressure. The high pressure keeps the area relatively cloud free and acts as a lid of sorts to trap heat..."


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Northern hemisphere suffers extreme heat waves resulting from climate change

"...Right now there are heat domes over large parts of the U. S, Europe, North Africa and Asia..."