Abnormal heat around the world. Record temperatures. Summer 2018. Breaking news. Special report.
Abnormal heat has set in these days in many regions of the world.
The temperature has reached record levels in the US, Canada, the Middle East, some European countries and even Northern Siberia.
Anomalous heat causes serious damage to agriculture and leads to widespread fires. People die...
This is the Breaking news on ALLATRA TV! And today's topic is the abnormal heat around the world and its consequences.
- In Northern Siberia, along the coast of the Arctic Ocean, on July 5, the temperature soared up to a record of 32.2°C, which is absolutely unbelievable for this region.
On July, 5, record high temperature was recorded in Africa. Thus, in the city of Ouargla, Algeria, the thermometer went up to 51.3° C. This is the highest temperature in Africa’s history. The previous record of 50.7° C was set on July 13, 1961 in Morocco.
In Japan, 3,500 people were hospitalized, three died of overheating. Because of unbearable heat in Australia, 50 cars got stuck in the melted pavement. Many cities in Britain recorded a record-high for this time of year air temperature (in Glasgow 31.9 degrees, in Belfast 28.5 degrees). In some areas, because of the heat, the house roofs melted and the rails got deformed.
- A wave of extreme heat covered Canada, northeast of USA and the state of Kansas. In total, about 90 million people were affected by the heat wave.
In the southern part of the province of Quebec, within a period of 7 days, 54 people died of complications related to high temperatures (age 50 to 85). Most of the deceased were were men who had health problems, and in whose houses there were no air-conditioners.
This data was announced in the bulletin of the Ministry of Health, which states that the largest number of deaths (28 people died) was recorded in the city of Montreal. Since June 30 in Quebec, thermometers have reached +35° C, although the temperature in July usually does not exceed 26 degrees Celsius. The heat is accompanied by high humidity and lately smog. As meteorologists note, this is the worst heat wave experienced in the region in decades.
- Hello, this is ALLATRA TV USA reporter Olga.
In the United States, there were several cases of death caused by heat.
So, on July 6, in Los Angeles as well as some other regions of Southern California, the temperature rose to +43.8° C. In addition, the heat wave might worsen the situation with forest fires in the United States. Particularly, in the state of California, fire covered more than 34 thousand acres of land and may continue to destroy everything in its path because of the high air temperature .
They were only able to deal with 30% of the outbreaks.
- Record heat set in in Iran and the Caucasus countries.
The heat wave covered Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, as well as other neighbouring countries. In some places, the air temperature reached +53° С.
So, in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on July 4, the temperature soared to +41° C. This contributed to a significant level of air pollution being reported by the National Environmental Protection Agency.
On Sunday, July 1, the temperature in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku reached a record level of +43° C. Active use of air conditioners by residents led to the overload of hydroelectric power stations, which resulted in power supply outrages.
- Now, if we look at the current situation today, well, some deny global warming, some fight for it. But this is, frankly speaking, once again — this is a tool of profit for many. And what's happening today behind the window, this is not the result or rather, not a consequence of human activities, right?This is not an anthropogenic factor, it is not the result of activity, let’s say, of the development of civilization — the emissions and everything else.Meaning, yes, we are dramatizing a little bit - a day or two, not more than that.And in general, maybe this is fair. Many will say: “How is this unfair? But this is life.” But what do we do in reality just honestly, just hand on heart, what do we do to make life better, the life of all people, not just one’s own. Well, isn’t that right?
- Our planet Earth has already experienced phases of global climate change several times similar to what is happening now on our planet. This is evidenced by the geological history of our planet. These processes of global climate change are unavoidable. Now the majority of the mass media promote the idea that global climate change on Earth is the result of anthropogenic factor. But everyone, who actually studies and is interested in this topic, knows that global climate change on Earth is basically a derivative of astronomical processes and their cyclicity. And this cycle is inevitable.
- Now it is obvious that the consequences of climate change on the planet cannot be avoided... But in any situation we can find a way out together.
By uniting efforts, by changing the attitude towards people around you.
By relying on feelings of unity, kindness, humanity, friendship, we, the people, together can pass this test on fortitude of the spirit...
Every abnormal weather phenomenon shows how fragile a person's life is.
And at such moments a question arises, is there anything more valuable than Life?
We all have something to reflect on, don't we?