With summer in full swing, temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have been soaring to record highs. But while some may be enjoying the sunshine and warm weather, the extreme heat has been wreaking havoc in many parts of the world, causing wildfires and forcing evacuations.

In California, crews are battling wildfires in extremely hot conditions, with temperatures in some parts of the state reaching up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. One woman was reportedly severely burned and had to be airlifted to the hospital. In Europe, temperatures have been reaching up to 46C in Sardinia, leading to the destruction of homes and forcing evacuations.

Despite the danger of extreme heat, many tourists are still flocking to Death Valley in California in hopes of experiencing the record highs. Fortunately, people can still enjoy the sunshine while staying safe. The World Meteorological Organization has issued guidelines for people to follow during a heatwave, such as avoiding outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day, staying hydrated and taking regular breaks in cool, air-conditioned environments.

One positive news article that stands out amidst the heatwave is the rescue of Australian sailor Tim Shaddock and his dog Bella, who were lost at sea for two months. After their boat was damaged in a storm, they were adrift for more than 2,000 miles before they were eventually spotted by a passing ship. Mr. Shaddock and Bella are now happily back on dry land and are a reminder of the hope and resilience that can be found in even the most challenging of times.

As the planet continues to heat up, it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves and each other during heatwaves. And while we may not be able to control the temperature outside, we can still find moments of joy and hope amidst the chaos.