Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hottest summer will come

Recently, it is getting hot in Japan. We have adopted a policy of casual wearing at work, so-called "cool-biz." Nonetheless, the hot and moist weather is annoying.

It is terrible that the weather forecasters predict the hottest summer in this year globally. El Niño oceanic phenomenon will be a cause of heat in summer. In addition, human behaviors make the temperature raised gradually.

The Telegraph: 2016 set to be the hottest year on record, Met Office say

In India, heat wave did damage to the roads. Asphalt is basically invulnerable to shock. It can usually melt in 140 centigrade. However, some compounds in asphalt road are easier to be damaged.

Independent: India’s roads melt as record-breaking heat wave continues

This year, as well as the last one, climate change and global warming are often discussed. These themes had been not so familiar to us because we seldom feel these issues as real. However, in recent years, the abnormal weather is not so rare. Therefore, we have to be aware of the environment around us.

My past entry: March in the highest temperature

My past entry: Climate change and rising of sea level

Also Last year, we were struck by dreadful heat in Japan. Fortunately, I avoided the hottest months with being in the UK.

It is considered that the main cause of global warming is excessive use of fossil fuels. If all fossil fuels burn, the earth surface temperature would be ten centigrade higher.

The Guardian: World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

I think global warming itself is not fatal for humanity. But, many people will be victimized in the process of rapid climate change. It is essential to minimize the risk of environmental alteration. Therefore, becoming independent from fossil fuel is important for sustainable development of our civilization.

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