Los Angeles – Climate scientists warn of a heat wave that will sweep many areas of the United States next few days. This week the temperature soared in the U.S. reported three digits, making the days even more oppressive than usual.
Three-digit surges, scientists said, could not be stopped. “As the Earth warms and extends greenhouse gas, the temperature will probably rise even higher,” said Glen MacDonald, Director of the Institute of Environment and Sustainability UCLA, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “That’s just the climate system. But … we have a greater chance to reach a new high temperature. Being hotter than the past.”
According to federal climate data, in the past week, and even more in the past month, temperatures in the U.S. continues to rise. The heat causes the land of corn in the Midwest and southern regions of crop failure. Moreover, it also caused forest fires in Colorado quickly spread and difficult to control, making it the worst forest fires in U.S. history.
However, the high temperature this time not a sign of a massive global warming, says Paul Bunje, Director of the Center for Climate Change Solutions, UCLA. “The weather is random, influenced by many factors including water temperature and flow of air currents in the atmosphere,” he said.
According to the National Weather Service, the heat wave hit certain areas, especially the Midwest, which has been hit by drought since April. Kansas city usually has a 13.6-inch rainfall in late June, now stands at 5.25 inches – 39 percent lower than normal numbers.
“I’m not sure if it is statistically significant,” he said. “We’re just in a period of fairly intense heat. That’s what happened.”
Drought disrupt agricultural production not only in Kansas, but also other nearby states, including Missouri, Arkansas, and Iowa.