Paris authorities said on Monday that they had removed the amber-level heatwave alert that had been declared for the French capital since June 23, in the light of soaring temperatures across the country.
The United States was sweating through a weekend of dangerously hot weather, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Washington experiencing temperatures approaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
As temperatures start to rise in the country, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors are advising parents to take special care of their children to avoid heat strokes— as a child’s body overheats 3-5 times faster than an adult’s body.
The deaths occurred in three districts of the poor northern state, where temperatures have hovered around 45˚C in recent days, senior health official Vijay Kumar told AFP.
Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq's notorious summer has arrived.
With France, Spain, Italy and parts of central Europe hard hit by the record-breaking temperatures, officials pleaded with people to take precautions.
The temperature in France surpassed 45°C for the first time on record on Friday as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave that has caused several deaths.
This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and that would make 2015-2019 the world’s hottest five-year period on record, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Friday.
The narrative about Europe heatwave only adds to the bells of alarm that are not just chiming, they are clanging in urgency. Europe heat doesn’t signal need for climate action — it says that it’s almost too late to do much. And reversing the effects of today and this moment will take decades. For example,
Merely halfway through 2019, the world has already witnessed temperature records smashed from Europe to the Arctic Circle and the year could prove to be one of the hottest ever recorded. This June was the hottest on record, beating out June 2016 — so far the hottest year ever. The first half of 2019 also saw intense