High temperature records are being set across the entire planet, with severe consequences: July 23 saw Japan have its hottest day ever, 106 degrees. Earlier this month in Quebec, extreme heat and humidity killed more than 70 people. Swedes sweltered when the temperature climbed into the 90s; not known for steamy summers, that country is literally ablaze: the Copernicus Earth Observation reported more than 60 wildfires there. At this very moment, 11 wildfires are burning north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia. Speaking of the Arctic, after what scientists called a “freakishly warm” winter, summer temperatures there reached 90 degrees in June. Warming oceans, especially the Arctic Ocean, result in higher atmospheric temperatures and abnormal jet stream flows. These, in turn, result in extreme heat and both unusually strong storms and extreme drought conditions across the entire Northern Hemisphere.