September 27, 2021

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Heat recordings suffocate Canada and the northwestern United States

Canada On Monday it was preparing to experience the highest temperatures in its history in the west and regions of the country United States Steamed under an unprecedented heat wave, which was forced Schools and Vaccine Clinics COVID-19 And postpone qualifying for the Olympics.

The city of Lytton in British Columbia rose all the time on Sunday Canada, 46.6. With a temperature of C.

Temperatures have risen above the seasonal average from the US state of Oregon to the Arctic Canada, And meteorologists warn that bad weather is not yet coming.

“It’s desert heat, very dry and hot,” said David Phillips, a senior environmentalist. Canada.

“We are the second coldest country in the world and the country with the highest snowfall,” he said. “We often see cold waves and blizzards, but we rarely talk about hot weather like this.”

“Dubai will be cooler than we see now.”

Due to climate change, The recording temperature comes up frequently. Globally, the 2010-2019 decade was the hottest on record, with five warmest years occurring in the last five years.

On Sunday in Seattle, Washington, the temperature reached 40 C, which surprised residents accustomed to a hot climate.

“It’s … ridiculous,” said one mayor. “I feel like I’m in the desert or something.”

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, reached 44.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Condition United (NWS), breaking the city record set a day earlier.

In nearby Eugene, organizers were forced to postpone the last day of the Olympic track and field events. United States, Moving events from afternoon to night.

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“Durable, Dangerous and Historic”

At the border Canada, Small air conditioners and fan stocks are depleted, stores say.

Several cities opened emergency cooling centers, and community volunteers donated water bottles and caps as the temperature broke more than 160 heat records, including Whistler, which is home to a ski resort.

Many vaccination clinics against COVID-19 They were closed and schools announced they would suspend operations due to the extreme heat.

In Vancouver, temporary water fountains and fogging stations were set up in parks and street corners, while forestry and fisheries services warned of serious wildfire risks and low water levels in lakes and rivers.

Environmental Institute Canada It has issued warnings for parts of British Columbia, Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and the northwest, saying “a prolonged, dangerous and historic heat wave will continue this week.”

The NWS issued a similar warning, saying on Monday that “the hottest temperatures on record are expected across the Pacific Northwest.”

Burning heat, which breaks logs Canada Y United States For more than 80 years, it has been responsible for capturing high barometric pressure or belt hot air in the region.

This heat spike presents “serious” health concerns, Phillips said, the last major heat Canada In 2018, nearly 70 people died.

Nick Bond, a meteorologist at the University of Washington, said that this unusual weather phenomenon was not only due to climate change, but that it was increasing.

Climate change It’s an influential factor, but definitely secondary, “he said.

“The main thing that happens is this very unusual weather pattern, but since climate change is real, our temperatures have warmed up here, especially the summer nighttime temperatures, so the base has now been raised and made this very extreme heat event.” (AFP)

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