Wildfires, windy conditions, and extreme temperatures continue to batter much of the Western United States, promoting helicopter rescues in California. Wildfires has destructed most parts in Washington as well. Wildfires and heat waves have threatened a few larger cities in the Western parts.
A small town in Siberia, called Verkhoyansk, which is one of the coldest towns in the vast Russian province, recently recorded the highest temperature of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts said this is the first time the town has experienced such a high temperature.
A new study, publsihed in Nature Energy, has claimed that rich people are responsible for global climate change because they drive big cars and fly frequently, consuming more energy than poor people. The study found that poor people rarely drive or fly, meaning they consume less energy.
Sydney’s lord mayor, Clover Moore, said the nation’s main issue is climate change, not the New Year’s Eve fireworks. She said climate change is a wakeup call for the government to start taking action and making effective contributions to reducing global emissions.