Greta Thunberg has once again talked about the great problem of our generation: the climate crisis. Recently she said: "This heat wave has just begun." On her official profile she tweeted, referring to the very serious heat wave that is currently gripping Canada, her concerning.
There are numerous appeals from the health authorities, for extreme thermal values, both in Canada and in the western United States: on June 29, as reported by the Huffington Post newspaper, there were officially 233 victims, but the number it will certainly go up, also because there are no major changes or returns to averages.
A similar weather event, albeit hyper-extreme, says nothing about the climate trend, but the repetition of episodes close in time is a clear sign of global warming: just think that similar anomalies (20 degrees above historical references) were already recorded in the 2016 in the Arctic and 2020 in Eastern Siberia.
These are days, across the world unprecedented temperatures, by far the warmest in the history of that country but also of stomr of hail. We have to recall that the maximum peak was recorded in Lytton (49.6 ° C, validated), in British Columbia, where for 84 years temperatures did not rise to 46 degrees.
The historical record has been broken by more than 3.5 degrees, an enormous value in climatology.
Canada: temperatures up to 50 degrees still leave no respite
Canada set an extreme heat record for the third consecutive day: 49.5 degrees were recorded in Lytton, a village northeast of Vancouver, in the midst of a heat wave that would have caused more than 200 sudden deaths reported in recent days in the region.
"At 4:20 pm Lytton Station broke daily and historic temperature records once again," tweeted Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has announced that at least 134 people have died since Friday in the metropolitan area located on the Canadian Pacific coast, in a grip of heat that is also affecting the country.
The feared fire alarm is triggered in the country with the first outbreaks. The residents of Lytton, the Canadian town that in recent days recorded the highest temperature in the history of the country (49.6 ° C) were forced to evacuate due to a fire. The record heatwave that hit British Columbia this week claimed 486 lives in just five days.