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Four continents are burning in heat waves

Four continents are burning in heat waves

Summer has begun in the Northern Hemisphere. But the heat is not limited to the north. Heat wave is burning in different cities of four continents of the world. Due to this heat, there is talk of climate change.

Due to climate change, the temperature this year will exceed the previous year. Summer temperatures last year were the hottest in 2,000 years.

Temperatures in various parts of the world have reached record levels in the last few days. About two million Muslims performed the holy Hajj in Saudi Arabia this week. At that time, the temperature in Makkah and Madinah was more than 51 degrees Celsius. There were1300 pilgrims died in summer.

The Mediterranean region is also burning in summer. Due to the heat wave, there was a fire. According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wildfires have spread from Portugal to Greece. In Algeria, the north coast of Africa is also burning with wildfires.

Meteorologists say temperatures in Serbia could hover around 40 degrees Celsius this week. Maximum alert has been issued due to the heat. People are being allowed to stay outside the house.

According to the emergency services authority of the capital Belgrade, people sought help from doctors 109 times on June 24, 2024’s night. The situation in the neighboring country Montenegro is also dire.

Europe is an attractive destination for tourists from different parts of the world. However, there are reports of deaths and disappearances of many tourists this year due to extreme heat.

A 55-year-old American died on the Greek island of Mathrakhi on June 25, 2024, local police said. Three tourists died on the island within a week of him.

Extreme heat warnings were issued for parts of the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States today. New York has decided to open ‘cooling centers’ for the first time this year under emergency measures.

The US Weather Bureau has issued severe heat wave warnings for parts of the state of Arizona. The temperature there is expected to reach 45.5 degrees Celsius.

Summer in India usually lasts from March to May. Then comes the rainy season. Then slowly the heat started to decrease. However, on June 19, 2024, capital New Delhi recorded the hottest night in 55 years.

At that time, the temperature in the city was 35.2 degrees Celsius. Scientists say that night temperature is increasing due to climate change. And the nights are warming faster than the days in many parts of the world.

The India Meteorological Department reports that New Delhi has had temperatures of 40 degrees or higher continuously for 38 days since May 14 of last year. An official from the Ministry of Health reported last week that over 40,000 people in the city have been affected by heatstroke from March 1 to June 18.

It has been confirmed that at least 110 people have died due to the heat. The rate of heat wave is also increasing in North West and East India.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says there is an 86 percent chance that temperatures will surpass the 2023 record in the coming months of this year.

This will set a new record for the highest temperature this year. Climate change is working behind this increase in temperature. Climate change is causing frequent heat waves. They are getting longer and more intense.

The World Weather Attribution (WWA) says that heat waves that happened every 10 years before the industrial times now happen 2.8 times more often. And current heat waves will be 1.2 degrees Celsius warmer.

Scientists are warning that the more people burn fossil fuels, the more intense this heat wave will be. According to WWA, if global warming increases by 2 degrees Celsius, there will be an average of 5.6 heatwaves every 10 years. And their temperature will be 2.6 degrees higher than before.

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