Millions die as record breaking temperatures in Northeast due to heat wave

The National Weather Service said Sunday that more than 85 million Americans were under a heat advisory this weekend as temperature records were broken in cities across the eastern United States.

Cities including Boston; Providence, Rhode Island, and Manchester, New Hampshire, surpassed or tied decades-old or nearly century-old temperature records on Sunday, and parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri were warned that by midweek 100+ F days are likely to continue. Residents of Newark, New Jersey experienced triple-digit weather for five days in a row.

“The ‘dog days’ of summer are undoubtedly here,” the Weather Prediction Center wrote Sunday. Find temperatures and see record-breaking high temperatures today from the Central Plains to the Northeast. Sunday is even hotter in the Northeast with highs reaching 100 in some spots, and heat indices as high as 110 degrees. As if Sunday’s daytime highs weren’t hot enough, a record-warm morning low will provide little relief.

Temperatures felt even hotter for millions of people, officials said, noting that the heat index — how the temperature feels due to high humidity levels — created what it called a “sleety Sunday.” goes

Officials informed. At least two deaths The Associated Press said more heat warnings may be issued. And officials in Boston were forced to postpone the city’s triathlon until next month because it was “Heat emergency

The heat wave is expected to cool off in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions, but other parts of the U.S. are poised to boil in the coming days. Weather officials warned of possible record-breaking temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, saying already high temperatures “are expected to continue to rise over the next few days with the potential for record-breaking results.”

The thermostat can reach similar levels. For those during last year’s deadly heat wave that killed hundreds of people in several states, the AP reported.

Nicole Brown wipes sweat from her face while setting up a beverage stand near the National Mall on July 22, 2022 in Washington.

The blistering weather — and the continued frequency of temperature extremes — is another reminder of a changing climate, even as Congress fails to enact meaningful legislation to curb carbon emissions.

Those effects are already being felt in the United States and beyond. In California, long home to extreme heat waves and droughts, an “explosive” wildfire, the Oak Fire, was burning near Yosemite, tearing apart a tinderbox of dry vegetation and killing thousands of people in remote areas. was forcing communities to flee.

Alaska has seen. A forest fire the state has never seen before. Temperatures are rising in the Middle East. Faster than anywhere else. Droughts, storms and floods It has started destroying every corner of the world with increasing frequency.

Former Vice President Al Gore addressed the world’s fascination with fossil fuels in one. The interview Sunday with ABC’s “This Week,” saying the planet has “used our atmosphere as an open sewer.”

“That’s why heat records are being broken all the time now,” he said. “That’s why hurricanes are more powerful, why ice is melting and sea levels are rising and why droughts and fires are hitting us so hard and so many other consequences.”

A Firefighter Uses A Drip Torch At The Oak Fire Near Mariposa, California On July 24, 2022.
A firefighter uses a drip torch at the Oak Fire near Mariposa, California on July 24, 2022.

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