The hottest temperature so far was registered in Brazil on Sunday, where suffocating heat waves in some parts of the country are making everyday life difficult for the people living there, a month before the summer period of the southern hemisphere. Summer in the country lasts from December to March, that is, November is like May in our country.
According to the BBC article, the new record is 44.8 degrees Celsius, which was measured in the south-eastern part of Brazil, in the state of Minas Gerais, in Araçuaí. The previous one was a tenth of a degree lower, 44.7 degrees Celsius was measured in 2005 in Brazil. The El Niño phenomenon and climate change may be behind the current unusual heat.
The heat is forecast to ease somewhat this week, but there will still be three states where temperatures will approach 40 degrees Celsius. Due to the heat, a red alert was issued across the country. Concerts were also canceled due to the high temperature: Taylor Swift, for example, canceled one of her concerts in Rio de Janeiro after a fan fell ill and died in front of her. According to the organizers, 23-year-old Ana Clara Benevides Machado asked for help at the stadium because of her illness. He was taken to hospital but died an hour later.
Due to climate change, extreme weather conditions are becoming more common in many places around the world. Experts say heat waves are getting longer and more intense in many places, and this is expected to get worse if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced.
We wrote in detail here about the Climate Book compiled by Greta Thunberg, which will be published in Hungarian on November 22, and in this article we have published one of the strongest parts of it.