Extreme Weather 

Record-Breaking Heat Leaves 29 Dead in South Korea

As many as 29 people have died due to heatstroke in South Korea, according to the South Korean Ministry of Health, Welfare and Disease Control.

The country is undergoing an extended heatwave with 15 days of temperatures above 35C (95F), the Korean Meteorological Administration (KMA) reported.

The agency added that Wednesday was the hottest day in Seoul in 111 years, with a temperature of 39.6C.

“The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.

“We are seeing them play out in real time in the form of unprecedented heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires. And we’ve seen them all this summer,” he said.

In 1907 (111 years ago) earth was experiencing solar cycle 14 — the most recent cycle with sunspots comparable to today’s (24).

If only mainstream ‘scientists’ would join the dots for people.

Can you burn a 401(k) when the power cuts out?

 

[Featured Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je]

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