Heat advisory touches down on California


Naomi Lopez

As the sun beats down amongst the people of San Bernardino County, it gets harder to make it through the hot days. 

Temperatures all over the world have risen. However, people from different cliques have ways of working around the heat. 

“As a company, our priority is to make sure our workers remain safe and return home,” Mission Landscape Vice President Elvira Garcia said. 

Vice President Garcia must ensure that her workers are safe from the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

To protect the Mission Landscape employees, “their work schedules change, either by starting earlier or working half day. We provide them with shade, water coolers, ice and encourage them to take extra breaks.”

Climate change doesn’t just affect the workplace, it affects everyone. Back at Ayala High School, students have taken part in the act against climate change. 

“My club offers opportunities to clean up trash and other things that might cause further problems such as pollution or fires, but we also have plans to plant trees to further assist in aiding the climate,” Senior officer of the CEV (Community and Environmental Volunteer) Club Joseph Scott said. 

For Scott, it grows harder and harder to continue watching the poor treatment of the environment slide. Because of this, he and his club will try their hardest to spread the word about climate change. 

“We are going to put together presentations to inform people about the environment and how certain actions are impacting it, as we connect the topic to what the upcoming volunteer opportunity will be helping,” Scott said. 

Although there are people out there like Elvira Garcia and Joseph Scott who take action to protect human lives as well as the environment affected by extreme heat, there are inevitable  outcomes. 

“As a runner, the heat has been literal death… If I don’t drink at least half a gallon of water before an afternoon run then I’m going to have a bad workout. And I know it’s all because of climate change,” said senior cross country athlete Mateo Cole. 

Cole has lived through the ongoing effects of climate change during his four years in high school. These effects cause the need to make adjustments in routines. 

“It really forces me to make sure I drink enough water throughout the day, try not to wear clothing that’s too hot, and just stay in the shade during lunch or be next to a fan at home,” said Cole. It is clear that many will have to live with the results that climate change leaves in its destructive path. 

“I am concerned for my kids future and what their lives are going to be,” Garcia said. 

But through activism, practicing safe athletic routines, and prioritizing the wellbeing of human lives, society has taken steps towards combating climate change.