Japan is covered by the hottest wave ever recorded
Japan is experiencing the hottest day of its worst heat wave since 1875. Officials have warned of a possible power outage. But the government is still advising people to use air conditioning to avoid heat stroke as hospitalization cases increase with the heat, writes the BBC.
Weather officials warn that the heat will continue in the coming days. Heat waves have become more frequent, more intense, and last longer due to human-induced climate change.
The world has already warmed by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the beginning of the industrial age, and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments around the world make big cuts in emissions.