NASA shows the map of the infernal heat wave that the Earth suffers
The Earth is experiencing a heat wave unprecedented in history. Frightening weather, above 40°C, leading to deaths and fires in some areas of Europe, such as Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. NASA summed it all up in a temperature map where dark red dominates almost entirely.
To make the map, which focuses on the temperature of July 13, observations were combined with a version of the global model of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS).
This system uses mathematical equations to represent physical processes in the atmosphere.
NASA’s map of extreme heat on our planet
Localities such as Seville, in Spain, and Ahvaz, in Iran, have suffered temperatures above 42.2°C and 46.5°C, respectively. Leiria, in Portugal, reached 45°C. Fires, fueled by drought, sadly made their appearance, leaving chaos and destruction in their wake.
And, beyond the fires, other situations:
- The collapse of part of the Italian Marmolada glacier killed eleven hikers.
- Tunisia’s grain harvest was damaged by temperatures of up to 48°C.
- Crooked roads, melted tar and loose tiles in the UK and China.
Steven Pawson, chief of the Office of Global Modeling and Assimilation at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, describes the map.
“Although there is a clear pattern of an ‘atmospheric wave’ with alternating warm (redder) and cooler (bluer) values at different locations, this large area of extreme (and unprecedented) heat is another clear indicator that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity it is causing climatic extremes that affect our living conditions,” he says.
Climate change and how it affects planet Earth
Undoubtedly, climate change is leaving their footprint on our planet. “Such extreme heat has direct impacts on human health, in addition to having other consequences,” Pawson notes.
Why does climate change originate?
According to the United Nations, Greenhouse gas emissions cover the Earth and trap heat from the sun. This leads to global warming and climate change.
“The world”, emphasizes the world body, “It is warming faster than at any other time in recorded history.” And for sample, our news.