Summer 2017 is seriously heating up, and climate change is playing a larger role than ever. There’s already been a massive heat wave in Arizona, and yet again, we’re on track for one of the hottest summers on record. While the weather is different than climate, the changes to our planet are undeniable.
To cope, people took to Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateChangeSummerTips to offer up a few tips some tongue-in-cheek and some really practical about our current predicament.
Interested in trying out a few new recipes? You’re in luck.
Those long road trips to the beach may be a thing of the past.
Some users are predicting the rules of the road could change too.
Meanwhile, others are on the lookout for the season’s hottest fashion.
Jokes aside, there were also a bunch of really helpful tips for your summer adventures.
The hot pavement can be really “ruff” on your dog’s paws (I immediately regret that super-cheesy pun).
Keeping your cool can be a lot harder when it’s not actually cool.
Sunscreen isn’t just for summer. Take care of your skin by adding a bit of SPF to your daily routine year-round.
It’s recommended that you use SPF 30 or higher on all exposed skin. If it’s not covered up, it’s a good idea to lather up.
You can get sunburn in as little as 15 minutes. So unless zombie chic is your new aesthetic, take precautions!
Keep cool, and be sure to check on elderly friends, family, and neighbors who might not have access to air conditioning during summer heat waves.
While there have been some pretty massive setbacks recently when it comes to fighting climate change, there’s still a whole lot you can do to help make a real difference.
But in the meantime, stay cool and take care of our planet. It’s the only one we’ve got.