Record temperatures across America are threatening to destroy many people’s outside enjoyment this summer. City officials are heeding the warnings from the National Weather Service, concerning extra precautions that must be taken to ensure the safety of children and the elderly during this enormous climate shift.
Unfortunately, beating the heat will keep most people inside using tons of electricity to power air conditioning units, all of which happens to coincide with the worst string of copper thefts in quite some time.
America will be in an energy downturn for the foreseeable future, so it will be imperative that local and state leadership–as well as federal government–uses this summer to implement measures that will help citizens survive climate change in the coming years.
Kristina Pydynowski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather, said the heatwave would likely affect more than 40 states.
According to the Huffington Post:
That observation could be made anywhere in the central U.S. Heat advisories and warnings were in place in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan, as temperatures and humidity combined to make being outside uncomfortable for millions. One National Weather Service forecaster called the heat wave “unrelenting” and said sweaty residents shouldn’t expect any relief soon: A so-called “heat dome” over the region isn’t moving much.
This summer has been particularly harsh on the Plain states and Northern Midwest, in general.
Chicago will see temperatures in the 100’s, which is dangerous since the poor air quality terribly exasperates the humidity and pollution in the Second City.
St. Louis will not fair any better, as weather surveyors are predicting temperatures peaking around 95 degrees for sixth consecutive day.
The best way to stay hydrated is by eating fruit and drinking water.