Heatwave affects large parts of the US and Canada – Extreme weather or climate change? | DW News

About This Source - DW News

DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.

Recent from DW News:

  • North America drought: As wildfires rage, farmers are running out of water | DW News
  • The future of democracy in the Philippines | DW News
  • No COVID jab for Pakistan’s undocumented people | COVID-19 Special
  • DW News published this video item, entitled “Heatwave affects large parts of the US and Canada – Extreme weather or climate change? | DW News” – below is their description.

    Large parts of the United States and Canada are experiencing a heat wave. One village in Canada’s British Columbia saw temperatures hit nearly 47° Celsius at the weekend, which is 116° Fahrenheit!

    DW News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Canada

    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

    Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

    Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

    2 Recent Items: Canada

  • Canadian officials prodding the unvaccinated to get their COVID-19 shot
  • Montreal Canadiens face backlash from fans, sponsors over sex offender draft pick
  • In This Story: Climate Change

    Climate Change is the name commonly given to the notion that the Earth is undergoing a changing climate as a result of human activity, including notable leaders, scientists and naturalists including Sir David Attenborough.

    Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.

    2 Recent Items: Climate Change

  • UK lives at risk from heatwaves
  • Macron talks climate change & China during first official trip to French Polynesia | The World
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • Global National: July 27, 2021 | Persuading Canada’s unvaccinated as Delta variant grows
  • North America drought: As wildfires rage, farmers are running out of water | DW News
  • Simone Biles Withrdaws From USA Team Gymnastics Finals Over ‘Medical Issue’
  • Canada likely to see resurgence of potentially deadly childhood respiratory virus: report
  • Leave a Comment