The hot season has hit Europa like never before, well countries like the United Kingdom have exceeded 40 degrees, a climate that they had never experienced before. However, it is not the only continent hit by the latest heat wave, as parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East have also been affected. Therefore, the NASA published a map of the countries with the highest temperatures.
Regarding the episode of extreme heat that various regions of the world are going through, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported the hottest latitudes. The map indicates the temperature that the air reached in these countries on July 13. Portugal, spain and part of France were the most affected, as high temperatures of up to 45 degrees triggered a series of fires.
To make this measure possible, the NASA resorted to Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS)which is based on a mathematical model to understand the physical processes that our atmosphere goes through.
According to Steven Pawson, a lead fellow at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center NASA this increase in temperatures is a consequence of human activity, which generates more and more Emissions of greenhouse gases causing climatic extremes that affect living conditions, not only for human beings, but also for other living species, such as animals and plants.
What are the hottest countries?
The map of the NASA position at the beginning of the list Portugal and Spain which are two of the regions most affected by forest fires, causing the loss of thousands of hectares in each of the territories.
In Italia the intense heat wave has led to the loss of much of the glaciar Marmolada the highest mountain in the Dolomites, one of the most important natural areas of the Alps. This loss produced an avalanche of snow, ice and rocks, responsible for the death of 11 people who were hiking in the tourist area.
Talking about United Kingdom temperatures are expected to continue rising, setting a new record for extreme heat.
In Tunisia, Africa, reached 48 degrees, exceeding the highest temperature recorded 40 years ago. This climate has also affected the economic and productive life of the region, preventing good cereal harvests, one of its most profitable businesses.
In the case of Iran in June, experienced weather up to 52 degrees. While China reached more than 40 degrees.
“Such extreme heat has direct impacts on human health, as well as having other consequences, including these fires that are happening now in Europe and Africa, and that have proliferated in recent years in North America,” Pawson finished.