Heat Waves and Climate Change Impact (35 New Pics)

You have probably noticed how hotter it’s been this year than others. Well, it seems that way at least. People and animals everywhere are doing what they can to stay cool in the scorching summer heat. And although this topic may be contentious for many, it’s something that cannot be ignored by anyone these days. Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently- the list is endless.

To document what’s happening, an international team of weather and climate experts known as the “World Weather Attribution” project has analyzed the late June heatwave in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and come to a preliminary conclusion that the event was a roughly 1-in-1,000-year event in today’s climate. And although extreme heat might not seem as dramatic as hurricanes or floods, the National Weather Service has deemed it the deadliest weather phenomenon in the US over the past 30 years, on average.

The new report also makes clear that the warming we’ve experienced to date has made changes to many of our planetary support systems that are irreversible on timescales of centuries to millennia. The oceans will continue to warm and become more acidic. Mountain and polar glaciers will continue melting for decades or centuries.

For this reason, people are sharing pics of the unfortunate consequences of summer heatwaves. Check out the gallery below!

#1 “Hot Australian Days Have Melted Our Wax Buddha Into Slumber”

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#2 “Farmer Takes A Couple Of His Pigs To Go Swimming During Heatwave In The Netherlands”

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#3 “It Was A Hot Day In Tallahassee”

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#4 “It Was Pretty Hot In Korea Today”

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#5 The street is very hot, so the saleswoman allows kittens to go to the store and sleep on the freezer)

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#6 “I’ll Take A Cool Lab, Please.”

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#7 “It’s So Hot Here In CA That This Gas Station Puts Covers On The Door Handles To Prevent One From Burning Their Hands”

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#8 “Mom Found This Good Boye Outside A Store In 40 Degrees Heat”

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#9 “Friend Posted This To Facebook ‘How I Cut My Lawn When It’s 98 Degrees’”

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#10 “These Birds Making Use Of Limited Shade On A Hot Day”

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#11 “Decided To Do Some Cooking Outside During Phoenix’s 118-Degree Heatwave Today”

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#12 “Heatwave In Europe? Improvise. Adapt. Overcome”

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#13 “Friend Forgot He Had Bear Mace In His Car And The Hot Sun Turned It Into A Spice Missile That Shattered The Windshield And Coated The Inside In No-No Foam”

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#14 “The Heatwave In Britain Made These Cans Explode In The Vending Machine”

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#15 “Left My Cassette Adapter In The Car In The Hot Sun. Result: Hottest Mixtape Of The Year”

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#16 “How We Beat The Heat In Australia. Ice Cold Can On A Warm Belly”

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#17 “The Way These Candles Melted In The Heat Today”

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#18 A Security Man In Egypt Decided To Cover The Dog’s Paws To Protect Him From The Hot Pavement

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#19 Giving Water To A Dehydrated Bunny In 100-Degree Heat

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#20 “It’s A Bit Hot In Australia Today”

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#21 “Too Hot For The Fox In London Today”

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#22 “After 40°C Heat, It Finally Started To Rain”

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#23 “It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath”

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#24 “This Ceiling Fan In Puerto Rico Got So Hot It Melted”

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#25 “I Spotted This Guy In Paris Helping His Pupper Cool Off In The 40°C Heatwave”

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#26 “It’s Hot Today In Colorado”

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#27 “You Know It Is Hot When”

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#28 “My Dad Booked A Trip To Canada After Telling Us He Was Sick Of The Florida Heat. Today, I Look Out My Balcony Window To See Him Walking Around Like This”

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#29 “When It’s So Hot Out, You Need To Take A Break From Doing Your Squirrel Things”

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#30 “It’s Been Hot In Alaska”

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#31 “Ground Temp Thanks To Heatwave In Australia. 153.3F For You Other Guys”

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#32 “This Is A Hot Post”

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#33 “The Way These Fish Take Shelter From The Hot Sun In The Shade”

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#34 “Due To The Heat Waves In Belgium Hedgehogs Have Trouble Finding Food So They Wander Into Gardens”

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#35 “This Is How We Are Dealing With The Heat In Brazil”

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Climate Change Signs: How Do We Know?

Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.

Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures

And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.

These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!

#1 Climate change weakens forests

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#2 Beach erosion

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#3 Worsening drought

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Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.

#4 Dried forests

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#5 Lonely lagoon

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#6 Flooded villages

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#7 Mass fish death

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#8 Climate change means more floods

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#9 Air pollution

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#10 Disappearing ice cap

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#11 Farmers feel the affects

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#12 Wildfires

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#13 Starving animals

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#14 Melting snow

#15 Hurricanes

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