The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 8th, 2020 morning edition

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This latest update compares the three decades between 1981 and 2010 to the 30 years prior, between 1951 and 1980.

Globally, the clearest index shows an increase in the number of above-average warm days.

Broadly speaking, rainfall extremes have increased in the west and decreased in the east, but trends vary by season.

In New Zealand, temperate regions experience significantly more summer days and northern parts of the country are now frost-free.

Across New Zealand, the heat available for crop growth during the growing season is increasing, which means wine growers have to shift varieties further south.

But in parts of southeast and southwest Australia, frost frequency has stabilised, or even increased in places, since the 1980s.

The higher number of dry, clear nights in winter, favourable for frost formation, has cancelled out the broader warming trend. »

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has announced live on television he has tested positive for coronavirus.

“It came back positive,” a mask-wearing Bolsonaro told a hand-picked group of reporters on Tuesday lunchtime outside his official residence.

The 80-year-old grandmother of Brazil’s first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, was reportedly intubated on Sunday, after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus last Wednesday. »

Fernando Alonso to return to Formula 1 with Renault in 2021

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Fernando Alonso is set to return to Formula 1 with Renault next year.

The Spanish two-time world champion, who will be 39 later this month, has signed and will be confirmed soon, sources have told BBC Sport.

Alonso will return to the outfit with whom he won his World Championships, and for whom he has already driven twice during his career. »

San Francisco tech CEO kicked out of Carmel Valley restaurant following racist rant caught on camera

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Tam on July 4th, when a woman confronted them and told them repeatedly they "can't be in this country.".

EMBED >More News Videos A San Francisco man found himself blocked from entering his own apartment complex parking garage by a couple who is caught on camera and later seen what appears to be assaulting a bystander who jumped in to help.

"Lofthouse did not respond to a request for an additional comment about the Instagram posts or his role as Solid8 CEO, a San Francisco-based tech company. »

Trump withdraws US from World Health Organization amid pandemic

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Trump has officially begun to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization as pandemic spikes.

Democrats said the decision was irresponsible and ill-considered, noting it comes as the pandemic is raging and international cooperation is vital to confront the crisis.

More: Trump formally cuts ties with World Health Organization, says he's revoking Hong Kong's trade perks in rift with China. »