I know most of the people who will read this post have seen 100 degree days before and agree they were hot back then. The difference now is evenings aren't cooling down. These 100+ degree days are lasting into the evening and heat waves are lasting longer. The term global warming may often confuse people so let me say that global warming causes EXTREME WEATHER. Cold days get colder, hot days get hotter. The hotter the air, the more moisture that can be held and we've all been feeling the humidity. This moisture falls as rain which has been directly linked to the extreme rain we've all had this year.
Who's CURRENTLY more at risk? Elderly, kids, people who are already sick, and folks living in more dense areas, such as cities. We've all heard people down south freaking out over a snow storm that we're so used to. This is what's happening up north as we realize that there are many people not prepped to handle extreme heat.
How can YOU make a difference?
Jamie is a musician, avid lover of nature, and a dog momma living a more sustainable life each and every day.