We have had high temperatures this week. The UK has had a climate crisis with a registered temperature over 40°C. These extreme hot days do occur within natural climate variation due to changes in global weather patterns. However, we cannot exclude that the observed warming of the planet can be attributed to human activity.
At the same time, we are struggling with the rapid spreading of the variants of Omicron such as BA.4 and BA.5. A lot of people are infected, but ordinary colds are also common. We have not done anything with regard to the pandemic in Sweden, but hospitals have increased general precautions. I have heard that Italians are wearing medical facemasks in public again. I am thinking of going bicycling to avoid crowds. You never know your sensitivity to infections.
The war in Ukraine continues. Will it become a war as long as in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in the 1990s? Years. There are similarities. I was surprised though, that an agreement between Russia and Ukraine was signed, aided by Turkey, on grain transportation in the Black Sea. People in the Middle East and Africa are threatened by acute hunger due to the war. The Ukraine war does affect the whole world.
I ask myself, what will come next?