USA, Europe, Asia, Africa. It changes little: very high temperatures have claimed victims, are drying up the ground and are causing devastating fires. A clear symbol of irrepressible global warming, the child of climate change.
The very high temperatures are favoring fires with tens of thousands of hectares devoured by flames and a huge number of animals that have died in the fires. Scientists from NASA's Earth Observatory explained: "Although there is a clear atmospheric wave pattern with alternating values of heat and cold in different places, this vast area of record-breaking extreme heat is another clear indicator that greenhouse gas emissions human activities are causing extreme weather conditions that impact our living conditions."
NASA: "Extreme temperatures and fires sign of anthropogenic emissions"
The very high temperatures give no respite. In the village of Coningsby, in the county of Lincolnshire, England, it reached 40.3 ° C: for the first time the temperatures exceeded 40 ° C in the United Kingdom.
Met Office even advised rationing water in the South, a paradox in a notoriously rainy country. In France, there have been around 100 new record highs in a single day. On 18 July in Beaulieu-sur-Layon, a commune in the Loire, the temperature reached 42.7 ° C, while in Cazaux, Occitania, the temperature reached 42.4 ° C.
In Leiria, Portugal, the July 13, 45 ° C was reached. In Tunis, Tunisia, the maximum reached 48 ° C. At the end of June, Iran reached 52 ° C, while in China Shanghai recorded the highest temperature ever , at 40.9 ° C.
Scientists believe that the phenomenon is connected with human activities. Climate change, increase in average temperatures, rise in sea level, loss of sea ice and many other factors related to the increase of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Only yesterday we told you how not only fires, but also the melting of glaciers are connected to global warming. Greenland is in danger of collapse due to global warming, the child of climate change. The extreme heatwave that hit Europe in mid-July tastes like it caused catastrophic damage, perhaps irreversible, to the already compromised and complex Greenlandic biome.
Accordind US National Snow and Ice Data Center, between 15 and 17 July the glaciers present in the northwestern area of the island lost 6 billion tons of water every day, an amount that could cover with more than 30 centimeters of water the entire state of West Virginia.