April 13, 2024

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The heat wave continues in countries in the Northern Hemisphere

The heat wave continues in countries in the Northern Hemisphere

Many countries in the Northern Hemisphere are set to experience scorching heat this weekend as the mercury soars past 35 degrees Celsius almost everywhere.

This is particularly the case in Italy, where 16 cities, including Rome, are on red alert across the border. Despite these warnings, more than 15,000 pilgrims and tourists still gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican to hear Pope Francis recite the Angelus.

This heat continues till night and we have trouble sleeping. And we in black sweat like hell. It’s hard to adapt, it’s hotter in the Democratic Republic of the Congo than in AfricaFrancois Mbemba, a 29-year-old priest in the Diocese of Kenge near Kinshasa, is believed to be on the spot.

Other people who flocked to Rome also had to adapt to this oppressive heat. I really struggle with the heat. I bought mini fan, umbrella and water bottleslamented Lilu da Costa Rosa, a 48-year-old Brazilian saleswoman who had moved to Rome from Leon.

Many parts of Italy have been experiencing extreme heat for the past few days. Millions of people around the world are experiencing the same effects of global warming.

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Global warming

The impact of global warming is not limited to Italy. According to experts, in Europe, warming is increasing twice as fast as the global average.

A recent fire in Spain destroyed 5,000 hectares of forest, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,000 people.

I feel helpless watching everything burn and have to evacuate two entire villagesPatricia Sánchez, a member of the Spanish Red Crescent, which intervened with people affected by the raging fires, lamented.

In Greece, authorities have finally decided that Athens’ Acropolis will be closed to the public on Sunday afternoon due to heat waves, although temperatures should drop slightly by the end of the day.

America on the other hand will suffer An oppressive and potentially dangerous heat wave is expected to hit parts of the West and South this weekend, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned. Local authorities urged people to be careful and warned of a high fire risk.

In addition to the high temperatures, Southern California is burning, many violent fires are still ongoing, which have already destroyed more than 1214 hectares and led to the evacuation of many people. Along with this, severe thunderstorms and flooding have occurred in New England.

Japan issued heat stroke warnings on Sunday for millions of its residents in 20 of the country’s 47 prefectures. Much to the chagrin of some tourists like Anthony Fernandez, 29, from the United States, temperatures have been dropping close to record highs in much of the country.

Every time we visit a place it feels like there is a heat wave or natural disaster.

In South Korea, rescue workers are struggling to reach people trapped in flooded tunnels as a result of heavy rains in recent days that have left at least 33 people dead and ten missing.

Impacts in Canada

In Canada alone, more than 10 million hectares have already burned this year. A provisional report from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC) says there were 906 fires on Saturday, of which 570 are considered out of control.

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Last Thursday, severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes wreaked havoc in Greater Montreal. Several thousand subscribers remained without power Sunday, three days after the storm.

The World Meteorological Organization recently recalled that heatwaves are one of the worst weather phenomena. Last summer, in Europe alone, more than 60,000 deaths were caused by extreme heat, according to a recent study.