Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves

Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.
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Why we don't view mass-casualty heat waves as crises

The Pacific Northwest heat wave in late June was a mass casualty event, officials said. Hundreds of people likely died in the multi-day, record-breaking heat, and the death toll continues to rise.
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Cattle are competing against grasshoppers for food in the West's historic drought. The bugs are winning.

Against the backdrop of unprecedented heat waves and deadly wildfires, the West's historic drought has ranchers fighting another problem besides water shortages: a prolific hoard of grasshoppers is competing with cattle for food.
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'Unprecedented' heat wave in US Northwest moves into uncharted territory

• Seattle and Portland endure another day of relentless heat • Opinion: Health risks from heat waves send a climate alarm
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Climate change: US-Canada heatwave 'virtually impossible' without warming

Without global warming, the searing heat seen in the western US and Canada "just doesn't occur," say scientists.
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Why North America's killer heat scares me

It's not the new record temperatures that concern the BBC's Roger Harrabin - it's the way they were smashed.
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Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere

The tiny town of Lytton has come to hold a grim record. On Tuesday, it experienced Canada's highest-ever temperature, in an unprecedented heatwave that has over a week killed hundreds of people and triggered more than 150 wildfires across British Columbia, most of which are still burning.
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Portland and Seattle see record highs soar past 100 degrees as heat wave sweeps the Northwest

Canada, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, are all reporting their hottest temperatures on record in a wave that has more heat in store.
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Dueling heat waves are baking the East and West Coasts. One is going to be worse than the other

From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast, the heat is on this weekend, and by next week soaring temperatures could travel as far north as the Arctic Circle.
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Extreme heat will soon kill nearly all young salmon in the Sacramento River, officials say

California officials anticipate nearly all juvenile chinook salmon in the Sacramento River will die due to abnormally hot underwater conditions as heat waves continue to bake the West.
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Pokoli hőkupola borult Észak-Amerikára

Elképesztő forróság sújtja az Egyesült Államok és Kanada területeit. Utóbbi országban a melegrekord is megdőlt, az amerikai Országos Meteorológiai Szolgálat Washington, Oregon, Montana és Idaho nagy részére figyelmeztetést adott ki. A kánikulának már több tucat halálos áldozata van. A hőmérsékleti értékek olyan hihetetlenül magasnak tűntek, hogy több szakértő azt hitte, hibásak a modelljeik – írja az IFLScience. „A jóslatok nagyon furcsának tűntek” – mondta az NBC Newsnak Larry O’Neill, az Oregoni Állami Egyetem klímakutatója. Az extrém forróság hátterében a hőkupola nevű jelenség áll, amelyet egy, a térség fölött álló magas nyomású rendszer okoz. A hőkupola nagyon meleg levegőt csapdáz be, miközben kizárja a hűvösebb, óceáni levegőt – a jelenséget úgy érdemes elképzelni, mint egy forró, lefedett ...
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Heat deaths in the UK could triple to 7,000 per year without more climate action, report warns

Heat-related deaths could triple in the UK by 2050 unless urgent efforts to tackle climate change are made, the country's Climate Change Committee (CCC) warned on Wednesday.
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Study blames climate change for 37% of global heat deaths


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Climate change could push temperatures at Olympics to the 'danger-zone' for athletes

Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report.
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Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the 'danger-zone' for athletes, report warns

Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report.
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Liz Cheney: Why her sacking by the Republican Party matters

The BBC's Ros Atkins explains the decision to dismiss the congresswoman from her party leadership role.
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A Canadian oil firm thinks it has struck big. Some fear it could ravage a climate change hotspot

Syringa trees rise out of the Kalahari sand in the wild expanse of Kavango East, as the humid heat warns of afternoon showers. It's easy to imagine this place has looked the same for a hundred years.
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Texas weather: The politics of the power grid

Anthony Zurcher explains how blackouts in Texas fit into a wider debate over energy and climate change.
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Heat wave may have cooked around a billion shellfish

A heat wave in British Columbia, Canada, may have wiped out a billion mussels, clams and other shellfish.
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America desperately needs 1 million more construction workers

Matthew Messer hauls solar panels on the roof of a home in Long Island, New York, hoisting them one by one in the 100-degree June heat. Messer is the owner of New York Solar Maintenance, but these days he's working right alongside his lead technician seven days a week as business booms.
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Extreme heat cooked mussels, clams and other shellfish alive on beaches in Western Canada

The devastating heat wave that ravaged British Columbia last week is being blamed for a massive die-off of mussels, clams and other marine animals that live on the beaches of Western Canada.
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Több millió kagyló főtt meg a kanadai hőhullámban

Több tízezer kagyló és csiga pusztult el Vancouvernél a Kanadát sújtó hőhullámban – írja az Insider. Chris Harley, a Brit Columbiai Egyetem tengerbiológusa vasárnap lett figyelmes a Kitsilano Beach környékén terjengő kellemetlen szagra. A szakembert sokkolta a felfedezés, az élőlények gyakorlatilag megfőttek a forróságban. Brit Columbiában június végén egymást követően három napon is rekordmeleget dokumentáltak. Azt nem tudni, hogy a kagylók és csigák mikor pusztultak el. temmuzcan / Getty ImagesHarley szerint az árapályhoz alkalmazkodott helyi állatok nagyjából 30 Celsius-fokig képesek életben maradni. Június 28-án közel 50 Celsius-fokot mértek Vancouvernél. A kutató hozzátette, az élőlények pusztulása átmenetileg befolyásolni fogja a helyi vízminőséget, a kagylók és csigák ugyanis fontos szerepet töltenek be a víz ...
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A wildfire has destroyed 90% of this town. Indigenous communities have been hit the hardest

Schoolteacher Katrina Sam has lived in Lytton in the Canadian province of British Columbia all her life, but a week after a disastrous wildfire, the town she grew up in is almost entirely gone.
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Canada’s vicious circle of extreme heat and wildfires

How extreme heat and wildfires can create a vicious circle of extreme weather.
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Canada wildfire: Village devastated after heatwave

A fast-moving wildfire forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate from Lytton, Canada, one day after the village recorded the nation's all-time heat record.
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Hundreds of deaths reported across Canada and the Pacific Northwest amid unrelenting heat wave

Coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest have seen the worst of record-breaking heat, but millions in eastern Washington and Oregon are still under heat advisories through the upcoming weekend.
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Canadian village ordered to evacuate due to wildfires a day after temperatures topped 121 degrees

A day after a village in British Columbia saw Canada's highest recorded temperature, the residents of Lytton have been ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire.
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Canada weather: Village of Lytton smashes heat record for second day

The temperature in Lytton, British Columbia, soared to 47.9C on Monday, as a heatwave continues.
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US heatwave: Pacific Northwest sees record temperatures

The National Weather Service has issued heat warnings for Washington, Oregon, California and Idaho.
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California heatwave: State declares state of emergency

Parts of the US south-west report dangerously high temperatures, with excessive heat warnings in place.
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G7 leaders share a bold vision for a net zero future. But the devil is in the lack of detail

Climate change is rarely a main talking point at the G7 leaders' summit, but as US President Joe Biden proclaimed that "America is back at the table" on the final day of this year's meeting, by extension, so too was climate change.
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