Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 16, 2018
Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change

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A local grocery store invited customers for a sleepover to cool off as the heatwave continues in Helsinki, Finland. Scientists have long warned that a warming planet will wreak more extreme weather patterns across the globe, from heatwaves to hurricanes. It is roughly 1° hotter today than before when the Industrial Age’s first furnaces began belching gases.