Earth is so hot, heat is making some folks crazy, killing others
NASA says, “this heat is another clear indicator that emissions of greenhouse gases by human activity are causing weather extremes that impact our living conditions.”
Fires are burning like hades in Europe, North Africa, and Asia according to NASA which watches us from space. Did the satellites see heat rising from angry demonstrators in major cities?
“Here is the feminine-perspective on this topic,” notes feminist Geraldine Frisque. “We all need to stop the wars; stop the human rights violations; and stop burning fossil fuels—in any order, but immediately.”
Dr. Nassima al Amouri, says that in Syria, where she is heading up the Middle East humanitarian work of The RINJ Foundation, high heat is coped with but temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (above 104 deg. F) means, “take emergency precautions like hydrating before going out and frequently thereafter and do no strenuous activities. Find shade for frequent breaks and wear loose, light robes [clothes]. Also wear hats, sunglasses and sunscreen,” she added.
The heat is bad everywhere. It melts ice at the poles and starts fires all over Europe.
According to The World Meteorological Office (WMO) the heat waves in South America early this year adversely affected water, energy supply, and agriculture while NASA is seeing horrific fires burning around the globe. Temperatures have been reaching past 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
For example, the Philippines reached the highest heat index for 2022 in March, at 53 degrees Celsius (127.4 degrees Fahrenheit). That scorcher was recorded in Dagupan, Pangasinan on St. Patrick’s day (17 March) reports the very much respected Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
According to forecasters tuned to climate change, this climb in the number of extreme weather events of all sorts is going to get worse.
Two countries (China, India) contributed more than 50% to the net 6.5 GtCO2eqyr-1 (Global net anthropogenic GHG emissions include CO2 from fossil fuel per year ) increase in GHG emissions during 2010-2019 (at 39% and 14%, respectively), while ten countries (China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, and Brazil) jointly contributed about 75% according to a United Nations supported Climate Change Report.
The worst culprits: China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Russian Federation, and Brazil.
What is behind the global heat wave? Greenhouse Gas Emissions caused by burning Fossil Fuels, like Coal, Oil, Gas etcetera’s.
Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have continued to rise.
The aggregate reductions implied by current Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to 2030 would still make it impossible to limit global warming to 1.5°C with no or limited overshoot, say scientists.
The current effort would only be compatible with likely limiting warming below 2°C if followed by much steeper decline, hence limiting warming to either level implies accelerated mitigation actions at all scales—in other words, a maximum effort is needed, like stopping now the coal-fired electricity generators and other fossil fuel burners and switching to electric cars, quickly, according to experts who have reached some early unconfirmed conclusions in another, recent, comprehensive report.
Graph: Global Temperature Trends from the World Meteorological Office (WMO)
The details from NASA’s shocking discoveries this month.
“Earth satellites captured temperatures rising above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) due to extreme, record-breaking heat waves across much of Europe, Africa, and Asia,” says NASA.
The core of NASA’s report about these findings can be summed up noting that the map above shows the surface air temperatures across most of the Eastern Hemisphere on July 13, 2022. It was produced by combining observations with a version of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) global model, which uses mathematical equations to represent physical processes in the atmosphere.
“While there is a clear pattern of an ‘atmospheric wave’ with alternating warm (redder) and cool (bluer) values in different locations, this large area of extreme (and record breaking) heat is another clear indicator that emissions of greenhouse gases by human activity are causing weather extremes that impact our living conditions,” said Steven Pawson, chief of the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
“In Western Europe, which was already experiencing severe drought, the heat wave fueled fires that raged across Portugal, Spain, and parts of France. In Portugal, temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) on July 13 in the town of Leiria, where more than 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) had burned. More than half of the country was on red alert as firefighters battled 14 active fires,” adds Mr. Pawson.
How are Americans handling the heating up of their core?
“Many women members of the US Congress were arrested for blocking the street in front of the US Supreme Court where male judges forgot jurisprudence and violated women’s rights by canning a fundamental law that allowed for access to safe, timely, affordable and respectful abortion care which a critical public health and human rights issue,” explained Geraldine Frisque, spokesperson for The RINJ Foundation. Ms. Frisque is at the demonstration and expressed disappointment to police officers who were arresting just women members of the US Congress.
Is the heat making people crazy? Congresswomen protesting USSC Misogyny were arrested by DC Capital Police has Feminists Boiling Mad in High Heat That according to several will not cool down.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.),
- Alma Adams (D-N.C.)
- Andy Levin (D-Mich.)
- Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)
- Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
- Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.)
- Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)
- Cori Bush (D-Mo.)
- Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)
- Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
- Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
- Katherine Clark (D-Mass.)
- Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.)
- Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
- Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)
- Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.)
- Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)