Wednesday, December 8

Why the deadly heat wave in North America should terrify us: the vision of the BBC environment expert

  • Roger Harrabin
  • Environment Analyst, BBC

Heat affected people

Image source, Getty Images


People affected by the intense heat find refuge in a refrigeration center in North America.

We had just enjoyed our first weekend with our 20-month-old granddaughter Hazel, so maybe he was distracted.

Or maybe it was that being disconnected from the news for a week rusted the BBC’s armor of emotional detachment from the climate issue.

Either way, I confess I had a chilling feeling when Hazel left and I found the deadly “heat dome” of North America on TV.

It was not due to new record temperatures being set in the northwestern United States and Canada. That happens from time to time.

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