21 Jun 2021

Climate Crisis: ‘Apocalyptic’ heatwave and drought hit parts of US

Washington Correspondent

A heatwave described as “apocalyptic” has hit the south-western states of America, pushing people and wildlife in the region to their limits. Low water levels are endangering fish species in Oregon and Colorado and encouraging the spread of wildfires. The extreme heatwave has been compounded by the “megadrought”, with nearly a third of the population in California facing a drought emergency. Scientists say these are all the signs of a climate crisis.