According to “BBC news” a heat wave has provoked the death between 540 to 760 people in the UK in just the past week. The heat wave has been raised to level 3, which means “heatwave action,” and the next level is level 4 which is “national emergency.” Scientist say that if the heat wave remains until next week they will raise it to level 4. People are being warned against heatstroke, dehydration and exhaustion in England, Wales, and Scotland. The temperature in the United Kingdom oscillates between 30º and 40º Celsius (90º to 100º Fahrenheit) with 7 days of consecutive hot weather. According to the newspaper, a research by the London School of Hygiene showed that there has not been a heat wave like this since 1740 and the number of deaths due to extreme weather conditions is increasing.
I would like to know your opinion. Do you think that this has anything to do with global warming or climate change?
For more information visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23371454 and http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk-news/2013/jul/19/heatwave-hot-weather-wildfires