50 Pics That Show The Consequences Of Summer Heatwaves
An international team of climate experts known as the World Weather Attribution initiative analyzed the late June heatwave in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and came to a preliminary conclusion that it was a roughly 1-in-1,000-year event.
The extreme weather has bent roads, melted power cables, and triggered heat warnings for 50 million people in North America.
But other continents are suffering too. In Europe, for example, a massive forest fire is ravaging Greece for the 7th day.
However, pictures often speak louder than words. So Bored Panda compiled a collection of vivid images that perfectly sum up how the high temperatures have affected people and their surroundings this summer.
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It's Kinda Hot In Turkey, So The Shop Owner Let The Kittens Sleep On The Freezer
Saw This While Walking Through A Small Town In VA - It's Nice To Know That Someone Is Looking Out For All The Pups In This Summer Heat
Extreme heat might not sound as dramatic as hurricanes or floods, but the National Weather Service has deemed it the deadliest weather phenomenon in the US over the past 30 years, on average. And by far.
Of course, a heatwave in one state might not be a heatwave in another; the definition is usually relative to local weather conditions, with sustained temperatures in the 90th to 95th percentile of the average in a given area. So the threshold for a heatwave in Tucson is higher than the threshold in Seattle.
Guy In Hot Arizona Heat Did Not Want His Dog's Paws To Burn So He Pulls Him In A Cooler
How We Beat The Heat In Australia. Ice Cold Can On A Warm Belly
It's Hot In Thailand
The dog looks like he's contemplating all of his poor life choices. "How did it come to this?" Poor doggo, I feel you.
As Umair Irfan pointed out for Vox, heatwaves begin with a high-pressure system (also known as an anticyclone), where atmospheric pressure above an area builds up. That creates a sinking column of air that compresses, heats up, and oftentimes also dries out.
The sinking air acts as a cap or a heat dome and traps the latent heat already absorbed by the landscape. The high-pressure system also pushes out cooler, fast-moving air currents and squeezes clouds away, which gives the sun an unobstructed line of sight to the ground.
The ground — soil, sand, concrete, and asphalt — is then free to bake, and in the long days and short nights of summer, heat energy quickly accumulates and temperatures climb.
It Was A Really Hot Day So This Little Guy Decided To Lick The Condensation Off My Drink
Giving Water To A Dehydrated Bunny In 100-Degree Heat
A Security Man In Egypt Decided To Cover The Dog's Paws To Protect Him From The Hot Pavement
And wetting the fur helps. Staying in the shades is also important!
Heatwaves typically last around five days, but can stick around for longer if the high-pressure system is blocked in place. “In some cases, you actually can get these kinds of patterns getting stuck, and that can lead to heat waves lasting much longer,” Karen McKinnon, an assistant professor of environment and sustainability at the University of California Los Angeles, told Vox.
Eventually, the high-pressure system will weaken, allowing in cooler air and precipitation that can bring the heatwave to an end. However, as the warm season continues, more high-pressure systems can settle in and restart the process.
Nature In The Shadow Of Technology
Sadly livestock animals are usually left to suffer in the heat without any ways to cool down, no shade or enough water
It's Just A Dry Heat
Good thing it didn't set fire to your seat since it was so hot.
Due To The Extreme Heat (40C) My Local Convenience Store Let A Stray Dog Inside To Cool Off
Too Hot For The Fox In London Today
Farmer Takes A Couple Of His Pigs To Go Swimming During Heatwave In The Netherlands
Moose Finds Water On A Hot Day
After 40°C Heat, It Finally Started To Rain
It's A Bit Hot In Australia Today
It’s So Bloody Hot Here In Australia At The Moment, And I Wondered Why Birds Weren’t Using Our Bird Bath
Beat The Heat
Left My Cassette Adapter In The Car In The Hot Sun. Result: Hottest Mixtape Of The Year
Hot Australian Days Have Melted Our Wax Buddha Into Slumber
Postal Worker Cooks Steak On Truck Dashboard To Showcase "Inhumane" Working Conditions During Extreme Heat
Due To The Heat Waves In Belgium Hedgehogs Have Trouble Finding Food So They Wander Into Gardens
The internet told me to put out cat food for them. Eddy the hedgehog has been visiting every evening at 10 for the last few days.
I Spotted This Guy In Paris Helping His Pupper Cool Off In The 40°C Heatwave
This image could not be taken this summer because we currently have the coolest summer in recent years: it rains non-stop and the temperature does not exceed 30 ° C (86 ° F) depending on the region. France is caught in what meteorologists call a "cold drop" while everywhere else it is sweltering heat.
It's So Hot Here In CA That This Gas Station Puts Covers On The Door Handles To Prevent One From Burning Their Hands
It's Hot Today In Colorado
imagine someone jump on to that without knowing there is something under them
The Heatwave In Britain Made These Cans Explode In The Vending Machine
I'm just asking and being for real do they not have a cooling system in these
If the heat is that bad I would rather stay inside with the curtains closed
It Was Pretty Hot In Korea Today
Too hot for such dogs to be out. aren’t they meant for cold climates?
You Know It Is Hot When
My Dad Booked A Trip To Canada After Telling Us He Was Sick Of The Florida Heat. Today, I Look Out My Balcony Window To See Him Walking Around Like This
Mom Found This Good Boye Outside A Store In 40 Degrees Heat
When It's So Hot Out, You Need To Take A Break From Doing Your Squirrel Things
These Birds Making Use Of Limited Shade On A Hot Day
It's Been Hot In Alaska
The Way These Fish Take Shelter From The Hot Sun In The Shade
You Know It's A Hot Day In Canada When
At first glance I thought a Mountie had evaporated leaving only their hat!
You Know It's Hot In Florida When
This Ceiling Fan In Puerto Rico Got So Hot It Melted
Friend Posted This To Facebook "How I Cut My Lawn When It's 98 Degrees"
Cozy Muffin! Heatwave In Switzerland And Only One Room Has AC
When I Asked Him What He Was Doing His Response Was Simple "I'm Hot"
This Is How We Are Dealing With The Heat In Brazil
This Is A Hot Post
It Was A Hot Day In Tallahassee
Ground Temp Thanks To Heatwave In Australia. 153.3F For You Other Guys
Heatwave In Europe? Improvise. Adapt. Overcome
Decided To Do Some Cooking Outside During Phoenix's 118-Degree Heatwave Today
It's So Hot In Vegas Today That My Gummy Bears Liquified In My Trunk Before I Could Get Them Home
The Way These Candles Melted In The Heat Today
Friend Forgot He Had Bear Mace In His Car And The Hot Sun Turned It Into A Spice Missile That Shattered The Windshield And Coated The Inside In No-No Foam
Note: this post originally had 97 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
I feel bad for all the animals that have no other option that to suffer from the heat, like stray animals and farm animals
A good farmer provides. And I provide for strays. Also wild animals. We are in mild drought, with high heat here, so we're taking turns filling bins for wild animals to drink from.
thank you Leo !
In Australia it's perfectly legal to deny livestock shelter. The statistics for heatstroke in cattle and sheep are astronomical. But the government subsidises any losses so farmers just don't care. Especially when it comes to transport - 48 hours without water or rest in a metal truck in summer is the norm and perfectly legal. We have some of the worst animal welfare laws in the western world. It's sickening.
Don't forget guys, climate change is a myth!
Yep. Such a myth that it's is happening right now, and cutting emissions is pretty much something we had to do 30 years ago, and now the only way forward is "adapt infrastructure and lifestyles, b/c this b*tch ain't turning around any time soon". Third-generation eco-nut, and we're past that tipping point, but people keep finding reasons we aren't. Nope. Reality check: Global Warming Is HERE. The climate HAS changed. It's not longer "the day after tomorrow".... it's now.
You are right but I think the comment you replied was meant to be satire.
this has to be sarcastic, because if you don't put that lil /s there, ppl will mistake you and downvote you into oblivion and obscurity