Torrential downpours. Unrelenting floods. And, unbearable heat. Is the world prepared as the climate crisis ramps up?
July marked the hottest month on record impacting more than 80% of the global population. Wildfires scorched parts of Canada and Greece while temperatures skyrocketed in the United States and across Europe.
Meanwhile, China is reeling from the impact of Typhoon Doksuri. Beijing saw the heaviest rainfall in at least 140 years, and rescue and recovery efforts are now underway.
Joining the discussion:
- Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa Security and Policy Analyst.
- Yixing Xu is the Former Research Director of Breakthrough Energy.
- Michael Shank is the Director of Engagement at the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance and Adjunct Professor of Sustainable Development at New York University.
- Changhua Wu is the China Director for The Office of Jeremy Rifkin.
Volunteer rescuers evacuated residents from inundated apartment buildings in China’s Zhuozhou city, which has been hit by historical flooding in the wake of Typhoon Doksuri https://t.co/h4AF9Gc4Jf pic.twitter.com/ERquXztORN
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 3, 2023
Breaking News: July is on track to be Earth’s hottest month on record, scientists said, as the planet enters an extended period of exceptional warmth.https://t.co/R7V2k1Yn77
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 27, 2023