Climate: Should we give names to heat waves, like hurricanes?
In Seville, Spain, a recent heat wave has been named Zoé. A way, as for hurricanes, to name the most dangerous climate events. © Loic Venance / AFP that we will remember from "let's be happy with this weather". On July 14, a sequence broadcast on the ultra-conservative British channel GB News illustrated the difficult awareness of the gravity of the waves of .
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The third heat wave of the year in France reaches its peak this Friday 12 August with between 38 and 41 ° C in the country, a heat that exhausts the hundreds of French and now European firefighters hired from east to west on multiple fires. Faced with these strong temperatures, 19 departments, from southwest to Finistère, are placed in orange heat wave by Météo France.
The 40 ° C threshold was only exceeded once in the 1960s and once in the 1970s in France. He is doomed to become regular. The multiplication, lengthening and intensification of heat waves are the most immediate consequence of global warming, according to scientists.
heat wave: maraudes to help the homeless to face the heat
© Gauthier Bedrignans / Hans Lucas / Hans Lucas via AFP Météo-France plans a new flight of mercury from next week. Temperatures between 32 and 36 degrees could well settle in France. Conditions that highlight homeless people. Associations make marauds to help them. The softness of temperatures, following the new heat wave from last week, will not last. The mercury will start up next week, ensures Météo-France.
42 Tropical nights in Perpignan in 2022
The danger of body heat waves is that the nights remain hot and exhaust us. Perpignan has already undergone 42 tropical nights (more than 20 ° C) this year, against 15 on average in the 1960s, reports Jean-Michel Soubeyroux, from Météo France.
The summer of 2022 in France already approached what would be "an average summer in the middle of the century" in one of the pessimistic scenarios of global warming, according to the expert. Even in an intermediate scenario, around 2050, the Lyonnais, for example, could undergo 35 tropical nights per year, instead of 14.
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The third heat wave extends, a scorching peak expected at the weekend
© Copyright 2022, L'Obs The heat wave which touches France will continue next week, accompanied by rainy thunderstorms in the Mountain massifs and in Corsica, with a scorching peak expected Friday in most of the country, said Météo France on Sunday August 7.
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Video: Thunderstorms: 11 departments in orange alert (BFMTV)
The drought also remains exceptional in the country, after a month of July where less than a centimeter of rain is Fallen on average. The water tables are emptying at a worrying level, warned the geological and mining research office (BRGM).
It is prohibited to water on a large part of France and 73 prefects have even prohibited water withdrawals from farmers from all or part of their departments.
37 ° C near the fire of Landiras
These weather conditions are not very favorable to the work of firefighters who currently fight against fires. In the worst area of the French forest of the moment, near Landiras , in Gironde, it should still be 37 ° C Friday, after 41 ° C Thursday.
Some 1,100 firefighters fight the fire day and night. To support them, 361 European firefighters-Germans, Polish, Austrians or Romanians-as well as Italian, Greek and Swedish Canadia took the road to the Southwest Thursday.
without additional costs: So you can easily and quickly hold the living space from
Although the summer months in Germany are not one of the hottest on average on average, the temperatures in some heat waves can also climb over 35 degrees. To keep the house cool, often doesn't help much, except to lower the blinds, to ventilate correctly and fan or air conditioning. © Getty Images Heat trick: White cloth your browser does not support this video Simple trick Heat from the living space , however, know a simple and cheap trick.
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premature wine harvest in France because of heat
France's winegrowers can count on good yields in the wine harvest that is early due to the heat. With expected 42.6 to 45.6 million hectoliters, these are expected to be on average over the past five years, the Ministry of Agriculture in Paris said. In all growing areas, the maturity is further advanced than usual, so that the harvest begins prematurely. © Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA/dpa Wine reading of organic grapes in Octon in southern France.
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of the rains of ash, an orange sky, the air loaded with a smell of smoke ... This monster fire - which had already blacked 14,000 hectares in July and ravaged 7,400 in two days - pushed to the evacuation of 10,000 people. Hanging on empty dwellings, testimonies of gratitude - "thank you for our houses" or "thank you firefighters" - painted on white sheets.
"It feels like California, it's gigantic ... However, there is a local forest fire culture", confides the eyes surrounded by Rémy Lahlay, professional firefighter for twenty years, who came in reinforcement from La Rochelle and used to forests of conifers, "but here, we are overwhelmed everywhere". "It was apocalypse": in Landiras, in the multipurpose room transformed into a solidarity base for
firefighters more than 40,000 hectares have already burned this year in France according to civil security, or even 50,000 hectares according to satellite data European, more than three times the annual average of the last ten years. Even the Jura, with a normally more moderate climate, has been struck: since Tuesday, two fires have devoured around 660 hectares of forest in the south of the department.
China: "By 2050, the country will lose more than 200 million active people" .
© AP - Chen Si by 2050, China will lose more than 200 million active people and the challenge will be to succeed in taking charge of an elderly population in very high increase by an active population which will be decreasing. While China should observe a decrease in its population in 2025, the government launched new measures to relaunch a low birth rate and encourage Chinese, scalded by the exorbitant cost of life and education, to procreate .