More Climate Change

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/06/2020 - 21:12

A dangerous heatwave hit the western USA region over the Labor Day weekend that has triggered one of the hottest in history.

Temperatures ranged between 110 and 120 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of Los Angeles and in cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas. Excessive heat warnings are in effect across areas in Arizona, Nevada, and much of California. 

California temperatures broke records while dozens of wildfires burned, two of which are the second and third-largest fires in state history and are still active. 

The mercury soared even higher to the east, with Palm Springs hitting 122 and Indio 121. Officials said at least three areas tied or topped all-time record highs: Alpine (113), El Cajon (114), and Idyllwild (103). The national weather service said Burbank appeared to tie an all-time record at 114 degrees.

Some of my family members, who live in California went to the beach, while others soaked inside cool pool waters.However, firefighters do not enjoy the same luxury.