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Deadly Heatwave Sweeps Mexico: Over 112 Lives Lost to Extreme Temperatures Since March

Mexico Heatwave Since March, Mexico has experienced the tragic loss of at least 112 lives due to "natural extreme temperatures," as the country's health secretariat reported. The state of Nuevo León has been hit the hardest, with 64 confirmed deaths. Other conditions, such as Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Sonora, and Campeche, have also reported dozens of fatalities.

During the same period, approximately 1,559 people sought medical attention for temperature-related issues, highlighting the severity of the situation. Over the past ten days, Mexico has witnessed unprecedented temperatures, with some areas reaching as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit), breaking monthly and even records.

Tamaulipas, in particular, suffered numerous deaths during the current heatwave, prompting Governor Américo Villarreal Anaya to establish a working group to formulate a response plan. The Secretary of Health for Tamaulipas also cautioned residents about the continuation of high temperatures across the state, advising them to avoid prolonged sun exposure and seek shelter in cool and well-ventilated spaces.

The soaring temperatures in Mexico and the southern United States can be attributed to a "heat dome," formed when a high-pressure ridge traps warm air in an area, leading to uncomfortable and hazardous conditions. Unfortunately, such heat domes, responsible for record-breaking temperatures, are projected to occur more frequently and with greater intensity due to the ongoing climate crisis.

Amid the devastating impact of extreme temperatures and heatwaves on Earth because of the climate crisis, collaborative efforts from organizations like Peterson Projects and Solutions Indonesia have become crucial in mitigating and addressing this pressing issue. The PPS Indonesia project, renowned for its expertise in aiding companies with sustainability assessment, offers valuable insights and resources to support companies in obtaining certifications that prevent negative carbon impacts. By doing so, these certifications can help avoid extreme weather events triggered by climate change.

PPS stands ready to assist your company in achieving various carbon certifications, including PAS 2060, ISCC EU, ISCC PLUS, GGL, ISO 14064-1, ISO 14064-2, and more. Feel free to contact us for further discussions about our services.


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