Deadly heat wave alert in Southern California

Deadly heat wave alert in Southern California

The large western state of the United States is preparing for a severe heat wave in the coming days, as a result of global warming.

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red alert. Southern California (western United States), Thursday, June 9, is on alert before the arrival of a heat wave that threatens to raise temperatures to deadly levels in certain regions, with a peak expected above 47 degrees Celsius. On Friday and Saturday, temperatures are expected to be 5 to 8 degrees Celsius above seasonal averages.

And you will feel the most in the interior of the lands and the desert, on Friday and Saturday, according to meteorologists who issued warnings of that. “excessive heat” And its consequences in many areas. Thus mercury can reach 45 degrees Celsius in the tourist city of Palm Springs and exceed 46.5 degrees Celsius near there, in Borrego Springs. “We had heat waves before this year, but they are not as intense or as long as this one.”notes Alex Tardy, of San Diego Weather Services.

It was already in June of last year that an extremely rare density “thermal dome” wreaked havoc on the entire West Coast of the United States and Canada. Combined with chronic drought, these temperature records have caused numerous fires. The small village of Lytton, 250 kilometers northeast of Vancouver, broke the historic temperature record in Canada, with a temperature of 49.6 degrees Celsius, before destroying 90% of the flames after a few days.

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These heat waves are one of the most obvious consequences of global warming. Because of greenhouse gases from human activities, especially fossil fuels, the planet has already warmed by about 1.1°C since the pre-industrial era. In California, average summer temperatures are now 1.6°C above their level at the end of the 19th century.

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