This weekend will mark the third heatwave to hit the United States since early June. The event is not expected to be as unprecedented as last week’s heatwave in northwestern Canada and the United States.
But forecasters are preparing to record temperature records in major U.S. cities such as Las Vegas, Fresno, and Redding. There, the air could heat up to 118 degrees Fahrenheit.
And in Death Valley, forecasters predict that temperatures will reach 130 degrees on July 10 and 11. In this case, the record for the highest temperature on Earth will be broken.
Death Valley is a plain in the western United States, located southeast of the Sierra Nevada mountain range (California).
CBS TV reminded us that last June was the hottest June on record in the United States. The new study, published on July 7, underlines that hot days in the northwestern United States from June 27 to 29 are a rare natural phenomenon that occurs once in a thousand years. But if humanity continues to pollute the atmosphere, such extreme heatwaves will occur every 5 to 10 years.
A new study by Canadian scientists has shown the huge impact of such heatwaves on marine life: during the June heatwave, about a billion marine creatures were recorded dying in the waters near Vancouver. Professor Christopher Harley stated. “I’ve been working here for 25 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” he said. The dead sea creatures include mostly mussels, starfish, crabs, and clams. “This is a preliminary estimate based on objective data, but I’m concerned that it’s significantly understated,” Harley told NPR.