An abnormal heat wave in Canada has caused the death of hundreds of elderly people with chronic diseases. The authorities water the sidewalks and roads, but this does not help much, the asphalt cracks, swells, it is impossible to be on the street.
The village of Lytton (260 km from Vancouver) has been evacuated. The entire settlement is on fire due to forest fires.
In the US state of Oregon, the situation is similar. At least 60 people died there from the heat.
A new type of lockdown has been introduced: residents are asked not to leave cool rooms. There are special air-conditioned places where people can lie down, drink, and get medical help.
This unprecedented event has several serious consequences:
Heat stress in humans, animals and plants; air quality (pollutants due to hot, stable air); the risk of forest fires; the possibility of landslides caused by melting glaciers in the mountains; damage and malfunction of infrastructure and transport systems.