Climate change wreaks havoc as parts of US, Canada boils to record-high temperatures

Climate change wreaks havoc as parts of US, Canada boils to record-high temperatures



Canada and parts of the US have made it to the global headlines for hitting unusually high temperatures, in what is termed as a ‘pressure cooker’ heatwave by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

UN’s specialized agency, responsible for atmospheric science & climatology took to Twitter to notify about the dangerously high temperatures in parts of the USA & Canada. It said, “Extreme heatwave is baking Northwest USA & Western Canada, having major impacts on health, ecosystems, and economy. Multiple records have been broken with skyrocketing temperatures.”

In addition, lightning strikes continue to spark dozens of wildfires in western Canada. It is not long ago when unprecedented fires swept across the Amazon forests. The glaciers of Antarctica, the world’s largest contributor to rising sea levels, continue to melt rapidly. And, if we look locally, there’s no dearth of incidents of wildfires, floods, or glacial bursts.

 

Source  –  News on air

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