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Extreme heat in India and Pakistan used to be expected once every 300 years. Now it's roughly every 3, and analysis found that heatwaves could be happening annually by the end of the century.
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The climate crisis is making heatwaves like those that have recently plagued northwest India and Pakistan 100 times more likely. On May 15, New Delhi saw a record temperature of more than 120ºF (49ºC) amid heatwave conditions that have been hitting the city since late March.
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In Pakistan, the temperature reached more than 123ºF (51ºC) over the weekend. A computer model analysis by UK’s Met Office found that even if we drastically reduce carbon emissions, heatwaves such as these will be happening almost every year by the end of the century.
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This is another example of extreme weather becoming more severe throughout the world as the climate is reacting to the 1.1ºC of warming that has already happened.
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A mob of kangaroos got onto the field during a soccer match in Canberra, Australia. After a brief interruption, the match quickly resumed with no issue. 🦘
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A survey by English countryside charity CPRE suggests that light pollution in the UK is falling, potentially because of increased awareness of energy consumption due to higher prices. The group also says that offices have been using less light as people work from home.
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More than 2,500 people responded to the survey, which asked them to count the number of stars visible in Orion. The charity considers severe light pollution to be prevalent when people see 10 or fewer stars in the constellation.
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In 2022, only 49% of participants saw severe light pollution, down from 51% and 61% in 2021 and 2020, respectively. Emma Marrington, CPRE's dark skies campaigner, said in a statement, 'The good news is that these results show small adaptations can make a big difference.'
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'If there is a silver lining from the legacy of lockdown and, now, the soaring cost of energy, it is that it has never been clearer how simple it is to cut carbon emissions and energy bills while improving our natural environment,' said Marrington.
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn, an outspoken far-right lawmaker, lost his primary bid for reelection to state Sen. Chuck Edwards on Tuesday, May 17. Since taking office in North Carolina’s 11th District last year, Cawthorn has generated numerous controversies.
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Cawthorn was just 25 years old when he was elected to Congress in Nov 2020. He quickly made a name for himself as one of the most controversial and extremist voices in the Republican Party, alongside fellow representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
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Following Cawthorn's loss, CNBC published an article with a list of some of his many scandals, such as: 'making claims about other lawmakers doing illicit drugs and inviting him to orgies; driving with a revoked license; bringing a loaded handgun to an airport...'
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'...being eyed by ethics watchdogs over suspicions about possible insider trading related to a meme cryptocurrency; calling Ukraine’s president a 'thug' amid an invasion by Russia; and others.'
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He was also accused of flirting with white nationalists and alt-right extremist ideology after news emerged that he visited Hitler's vacation home, known as the Eagle's Nest, prior to taking office.
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Though the margin of defeat was slim—as of Wednesday morning AP data had Edwards leading Cawthorn 33% to 32%—Cawthorn conceded defeat and put his support behind the GOP nominee.
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This bride and groom intentionally set themselves on fire while walking down the aisle of their Utah wedding 🔥
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Both Gabe Jessop and Ambyr Mishelle are stunt doubles who work on many high-profile Hollywood projects like 'Yellowstone' and 'Hereditary,' and, like the life of a stunt double, their ceremony was anything but ordinary.
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Footage of their nuptials was posted to TikTok, where it has 16M views as of May 18.
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'However, my dad always told me that you don't get rewarded for doing what you're supposed to do - and paying men and women equally is what you're supposed to do,' said Purce.
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