Showing 'local' but serious climate impacts with an identifiable individual was a key finding in our research.
WHAT IT SHOWS: A Chinese boy shields himself with an umbrella from the sun while taking a nap in sweltering weather in Beijing, China, July 5, 2010. A searing heat wave continued to scorch many parts of China Monday (July 5, 2010) with Beijing recording the highest temperature in the first 10 days of July in 50 years. With temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius, at least 16 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities are sweltering in summer heat, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said when issuing a level yellow heat alert. Indeed the Chinese capital reported an average temperature of 40.3 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. In the downtown area, the temperature was as high as 42.9 degrees Celsius.