Europe Is Literally Burning: How to Deal With Record-High Temperatures?

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This year’s June was the warmest ever recorded on our planet, according to the EU‘s satellite agency. Read the details on Nexter.org and learn how to fight these heatwaves to survive and stay healthy.

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Record-high temperatures attack Europe

The human-caused  brought extremely high temperatures around the world.

Professor Hannah Cloke told Independent: “We knew June was hot in Europe, but this study shows that temperature records haven’t just been broken. They have been obliterated.

“This is the hottest June on record in Europe by a country mile, and the warmest June we have ever seen globally.”

The researches even gathered the statistics and visualized it in terrifying infographics (1850-2017):

Source: Climate Lab Book

These so-called “Warming stripes” shows that the threat is real if someone still hasn’t noticed it.

She continued: “Heatwaves occur in any climate, but we know that heatwaves are becoming much more likely due to climate change. The global climate just keeps getting hotter, as greenhouse gases continue to build up, as scientists have predicted for decades.”

These record-breaking heatwaves result in multiple deaths and fire across Europe, in Japan and some places in the US.

“Rapid attempts to find links between climate change and single extreme weather events are possible, but often come with many caveats. We should be careful not to ignore these caveats when we look at the conclusions of quick-turnaround attribution studies,” Cloke adds.

 

How to deal with it? 

Source: AFP

Now that we learned that it’s a real problem, it’s time to find out how to deal with the heatwaves.

Here are a few simple steps:

  • Stay in the shadows: if you spend most of the day on the street try to hide from the sun from time to time. Go to the shopping center or a restaurant – any building that will help you to cool down when the temperature is high.
  • Wear loose and light-colored clothes: cotton is a perfect fabric for hot weather, it easily absorbs moisture. Also, don’t forget about hats and sunglasses.
  • Limit alcohol consumption: alcohol and heat are incompatible concepts. It’s best to drink clean water in the summer.
  • Try to stay in the building during the “hottest” hours: for instance, if you’re going to the beach, choose early morning or late evening.

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