Heatwaves sweep the planet

Categories: Big picture
Published on: July 29, 2019

Clean Energy Review / 29 July 2019

Not wanting to be outdone by June’s record-smashing temperatures, July has shown the world a new meaning of the word “heatwave.” France, the Netherlands and Germany are just a few of the countries to set new all-time temperature records, while parts of Canada cooked in 35C heat. And it’s because of (you guessed it) climate change.

Climate change increases the likelihood of heatwaves. And with back-to-back record summers containing back-to-back record heatwaves, the connection is getting recognition. As this piece on climate change attribution in the Economist reads, “the danger posed by climate change is clear and present, not just something for future generations to worry about.” The weather is serving more reminders of the importance of taking climate action.