Oregonians are not accustomed to the scorching summer heatwaves that is making their lives unbearable. In order to combat 114 degrees historically high temperatures, the city has opened “cooling centers” offering its citizens to come and stay in the community gymnasium or convention centers.
A friend, whose daughter lives in Portland mentioned that her daughter and her husband decided to go up to the mountains to escape from the heat.
With the effects of global warming, one wonders if some parts of the world, including sections of the United States, would become unlivable.
This is no longer someone else’s problems. Each one of us must do our share to reduce gas emissions and preserve natural resources.
Aloha -- Cathi