There was a lot of talk last night in the GOP DEBATES, about the economy and using Federal Funds to protect borders. At this point, # ClimateMitigation is priority one. Heat indexes are reaching 120 degrees Fahrenheit in many central states . Schools are closing. How will our kids make up their lost time in school?
When the people speak, we win. Ask for a transition to new technology, sustainable infrastructure and save our lives. Expect every year to be more hot and have more extreme weather than today. Who will provide solutions to save our lives now?
A record-breaking heatwave continued to spread across the central US on Wednesday, placing about 130 million people under heat alerts in 22 states, and prompting warnings from weather experts of potentially deadly conditions.
Temperatures above 100F (37.7C) stretched south to states on the Gulf coast, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned in a morning advisory, with “brutal humidity levels” pushing the heat index as high as 120F (48.8C) in some areas.
School officials in numerous states, including Colorado, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma, closed classrooms or were sending students home early in response to the heatwave, which has seen record temperatures this week in cities from Texas to Louisiana.
“It is imperative to take the heat seriously and avoid extended time outdoors, as temperatures and heat indices will reach levels that would pose a health risk and be potentially deadly to anyone without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration,” the NWS said in its statement.