The heat is obviously getting to people. The excessive heat warning for New York City and Southern New York State won't be letting up until Sunday evening, and the heat wave is expected to hit two-thirds of the entire country. People are not-so-but-kind-of-literally melting down, and they're tweeting about it with the hashtag #HEATWAVE2019.
According to CNN, over 85 % of the lower 48's population will be experiencing temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and more than half will be experiencing temperatures above 95 degrees for the next few days. There have even been warnings and guidelines regarding staying safe while hitting the beach with such record-high temperatures.
And while going online won't solve this issue brought to us by climate change, nor will Twitter help you take your mind off the excruciating heat, these tweets will help you laugh through the miserable weather.
Texted to me. Pretty much! 😅 #HeatWave2019 pic.twitter.com/QzzXMxuwwG— Svea (@MsAutumnWind) July 20, 2019
Me stepping outside today in these hot streets.#Heatwave #Heatwave2019 pic.twitter.com/wos66y9LgL— Kenita Stewart (@DopeAsKen) July 20, 2019
When you go outside and the sun heat hits you🔥🌡🌡 #HEATWAVE2019 #heatwave pic.twitter.com/5oiz3ueJNZ— Feliz Karen News (@felizkrennews) July 20, 2019
My cat coming to me for affection but it’s too hot for all that #HEATWAVE2019 pic.twitter.com/HL8YD5DnhO— Stud Royalty🦂🇹🇹 (@StudRoyalty) July 20, 2019
When it's even too hot for solo fun 🤣 #HEATWAVE2019 #toohot pic.twitter.com/NCcYqhcALi— BatteryPowered (@BPdoubleA) July 20, 2019
Went to get the mail #HEATWAVE2019 pic.twitter.com/FQJDY00496— Kylo Run-DMC (@DinoRemedios) July 20, 2019
You know that Twilight Zone episode where the earth gets off its orbit and is moving closer to the sun?— PJ (@MeinNYC2) July 20, 2019
Been thinking about it lately
Waiting on the a/c in my car to turn on ....#HEATWAVE2019 pic.twitter.com/Ltb42gn39f— LP the Wave (@loco_pitelli) July 20, 2019
If this heatwave stay any longer it’s gonna have to start paying rent... 😤😤😤#HEATWAVE2019 pic.twitter.com/kK2dY7S9ok— MediaBitch (@mediaddiction19) July 20, 2019
In an idea blatantly stolen from @NWSOmaha, I’m attempting to bake biscuits in my car. #heatwave #HEATWAVE2019 #HeatEmergency @wbznewsradio pic.twitter.com/o6Kk3HNlSB— KarynRegalWBZ (@Karynregal) July 20, 2019
As other tweeters have pointed out, the temperatures the lower 48 are experiencing are not foreign to states such as Nevada or Arizona. However, all jokes aside, this is not normal for the states declaring an emergency, and definitely not a good sign in terms of where our environment is headed and humanity's — and all life on Earth's — future.
We all need to read more about simple, day-to-day things you can do to help Mother Earth. You can start here.
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