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Happy summer greetings from a sweltering Fukuoka!

We used to be happy when the summer arrived - like in the above shot of Hans Brinckmann back in 1979 - but global warming has raised the summer temperatures to levels which are becoming outright dangerous.

And it's not just the heat that's become more of a threat than a pleasant feature of the summer season. It's the increasing occurrence of torrential rains - at least in parts of Japan as we comment on in Habri Diary - and terrible droughts like in California and parts of Australia.

Other topics covered in Habri Diary are the execution of a notorious Japanese cult leader and his henchmen, and the puzzling use of Christian crosses by the weather channel of BBC television.

See Attention! for an update on what your Habri team has been up to recently.