The heat is on, which doesn’t bode well anyway.
“Extreme heat waves hit Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia in June and July, with temperatures reaching over 40°C in some places, breaking many long-running records.” – Reported by NASA’s Earth Observatorywhich also shared a photo of the state of our planet’s eastern hemisphere on July 13:
“These extremes and wide range temperatures are a clear indication that it is human-caused greenhouse gases that are causing extreme weather, affecting our living conditions.”
— said Stephen Pawson, chief of the Global Modeling and Accommodation Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who added that such extreme heat also has a direct impact on human health.
Just to see how dangerous this thing is:
- In Western Europe, where there was already a severe drought, a heat wave ignited fires in Portugal, Spain and parts of France. For example, in the Portuguese city of Leiria, where 45 ° C was measured on July 13, more than 3,000 hectares were burned.
- In Italy, record temperatures contributed to the collapse of a portion of the Marmolada glacier in the Dolomites (where an avalanche of snow, ice, and rocks killed 11 hikers).
- The UK Met Office has issued a severe heat warning, and as temperatures are expected to rise further, the region’s temperature record is likely to be broken.
- 48 degrees Celsius was recorded in the capital, Tunis, making it a 40-year high.
- In Iran, the temperature reached 52 degrees Celsius at the end of June, and the intense heat continued until July.
- In China, summer has brought three heat waves so far, as a result, for example, of melting asphalt and cracking of roof tiles. In Shanghai, the highest temperature ever recorded since records began in 1873 was 40.9°C.
In Hungary this week, maximum temperatures will be above 35°C in several places, you can expect long lasting heat and mostly dry weather, so it doesn’t hurt to take care of yourself.
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