Searing heat and record temperatures, as millions suffer from heat waves across the globe. And wildfires rage.
Large parts of the world are suffering from deadly heat waves that are setting new records and raising the alarm about the rapid pace of climate change.
In the United States, temperature records were shattered in several cities over the last few days and tens of millions are under heat alerts from coast to coast.
Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in Greece where thousands have been evacuated. And China is facing one of its hottest summers ever.
Joining the discussion:
- Sweta Chakraborty is the CEO of North American operations for the social media company “We Don’t Have Time.”
- Changhua Wu is CEO of the Beijing Future Innovation Center and Executive Director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment.
- Bob Ward is Policy and Communications Director for the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
- Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy analyst.
Wildfires have been raging in Asia, Europe and North America, as heatwaves set records and triggered health warnings across the globe.
Scientists say there is a chance that 2023 will go down as the hottest year since the records began.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 24, 2023
One of the worst heat waves on record in Greece and southeast Europe is headed toward a Tuesday-Wednesday climax when temperatures may reach all-time highs in Athens and surrounding areas.
On Monday, the thermometer hit 118.4 degrees (48 Celsius) on Sardinia, Italy’s… pic.twitter.com/lfJBy1WpXQ
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 24, 2023