London: The death toll in Portugal and Spain has exceeded 1000 due to a heat wave in the last one week.European countries are facing an unprecedented heat wave. In England and France, the temperature has been increasing since the beginning of July. London recorded a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius on Monday alone.
In this situation, the number of people who have died due to extreme heat has exceeded 1000 in the last one week in Portugal and Spain alone.
In the news published by ‘The Guardian’, “659 people died in the heat wave in Portugal last week alone. 368 people died in Portugal’s neighboring country Spain. Since July 10, the death toll continues to rise in both countries due to intense heat. Temperatures range from 38 degrees Celsius to 43 degrees Celsius,” it said.
Also, on July 14, a temperature of 47 degrees Celsius was recorded in Pinho, Portugal, according to the Meteorological Agency of Portugal. This surpassed the country’s previous record high of 46.5 degrees Celsius in 1995 at Amarilija.
Astronomer Tyler Royce says about this extreme heat, “The 2003 heat wave in Europe killed up to 30,000 people directly or indirectly. “Europe is experiencing the most extreme heat since 1757,” he said.
Due to climate change, the countries of the world are constantly facing severe natural disasters. Therefore, environmental activists have urged world leaders to take immediate action to prevent global warming.