Heatwaves around the world are breaking records and showing the seriousness of the climate crisis. Many regions, including Texas, the US Southwest, the UK, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, are experiencing extreme heat events. In fact, June was declared the hottest month ever globally.

It’s important to know that the oceans store most of the heat, not the air. The North Atlantic, for example, has its highest-ever surface water temperatures, causing a heatwave that affects the coasts of the UK. Additionally, there is an El Niño event in the Pacific that makes the heatwave even stronger. When the seas are warmer than usual, it leads to higher air temperatures, which makes the situation worse. Climate models had predicted these trends, highlighting the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The effects of the climate crisis are already visible, with irreversible changes happening in ecosystems worldwide. For instance, the UK has seen an unusually high number of fish deaths in rivers and canals due to extreme heat. It’s important to take quick action to reduce emissions and slow down global warming to prevent further damage. While the situation is serious, there is hope in adopting technologies and strategies that can lower emissions. We need to act promptly to protect our planet’s future.