The weather in California is reaching all time highs


Jasmine Vargas, Freshman

This summer, California is experiencing some of the hottest temperatures on record.

At  3:41 PM on August 16 2020, Death Valley California hit an astonishing 129.9 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsuis), which is the 2nd hottest day in California history.

On July 10 1913, Furnace Creek, California hit a mindblowing temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit. This is by far the hottest temperature that it has ever been in California history, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

These increases in temperatures are due to Global Warming, which is a slow climb in the planet’s  temperature due to the greenhouse effect. 

Global warming is involved with the environment, but in regards to the weather, it increases the frequency and intensity of some types of extreme weather. 

According to NOAA’s State of Climate report released on Monday, July 13 2020, the recorded temperatures in the first six months of 2020 are the second warmest of any previously recorded temperatures between the January-June period.  There has been a global average temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius or less in coming years, sea levels are rising throughout the world and widespread decreases in the extent of snow and ice and warming of the earth at high northern latitudes.

“As the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second largest (greenhouse gas) emitter … the United States of America not only recognises our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” declared Barack Obama.

People in California are experiencing some of the hottest days in history which coincides with Global Warming and the side effects of increased temperatures.