The feel of fall is in the air. Gardens are ready to harvest, leaves are just about ready to turn, back-to-school supplies are plentiful in stores. However, summer isn’t over yet.
This summer has been a brutal one with many areas experiencing record-high temperatures, and the heat isn’t over yet.
According to Yahoo! News, over 2 dozen states are expected to experience another intense heatwave this week.
According to that news outlet, around 25 million people in the United States “will experience temperatures over 100 degrees this week.” Some states affected by the heatwave, such as Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, and Main, will see temperatures 10 to 15 degrees higher than most years.
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The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report noting that the increase in temperatures is due to greenhouse gases and human emmissions.
According to Yahoo! News, a heatwave is also raging in the Mediterranean this week, which has caused fires to break out in Turkey and Greece.
In the United States, there are currently over 100 fires, including the Dixie fire in California which has burned nearly half a million acres and counting. The heatwave could make the situation even worse.
If you live in an area experiencing intense temperatures, it’s important to stay hydrated and cool.
If you have pets, it’s also important to make sure they stay hydrated and cool, and keep them inside if you’re unsure if it’s too hot for them or not.
Unfortunately, a new study suggests that the temperatures are only going to keep climbing. Unless some major changes happen with our approach to climate change, these heatwaves may just be the new norm.Whizzco