As the silly season gets underway, a very dangerous, long-lasting heatwave is about to unfold over the western United States with temperatures expected to soar as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal from Arizona through Washington. Temperatures approaching 50 deg C (122F) have already been recorded in the Phoenix area, the city also broke the record for most days with a temperature at or above 115, beating the old record of 7 consecutive days. A long-duration, dangerous heat event is setting up for parts of the West that will begin Friday and last into next week. More than 34 million people are under excessive heat watches and warnings across California and the Southwest. Most of the heat alerts go into effect on Friday and will stay in effect through early next week. During this time, dozens of record highs could be set in the coming days for cities like Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson and Salt Lake City, according to AccuWeather.
The Coronavirus has not gone away this summer as we were assured it probably would. For the US, Brazil, India and many other countries, it just keeps on keeping on. In most of Europe, the virus did go away, well, almost but is now back, "the dreaded second wave," has arrived and could possibly make the first wave look like a walk in the park.
More than 250,000 new cases a day are infecting people around the globe with a million new cases every four days, a total of more than 21 million people have been infected globally since the virus was announced just 219 days ago. A very conservative 764,741 have officially died worldwide from the virus but the true figure will no doubt never be known.
Not surprisingly the virus has brought the worst out of people with riots from frustrated citizens around the US. BLM, Antifa, white supremacists and many other groups have continued to cause anarchy, hate and even murder in the US as the media and politicians continue to inform of the "peaceful protests," continuing.
However, we have seen the rise of the "pissed off citizen" escalating around the world. Riots have taken place in many countries around the world during the very strange first 8 months of 2020. Riots in Europe from the BLM movement. Riots in Hong Kong against the totalitarian regime understandably, riots in Beirut after the devastating explosion. Also, protests, where you might not expect, for instance, brave citizens in Russia, have been protesting against Putin and the Iranian people have been seen protesting against their despot leader, Ali Khamenei, even Benjamin Netanyahu has been targeted.
However, the most powerful message has come from the Belarus Military.Belarus 'uniform shame' becomes a viral protest