August 13th, 2013
04:49 AM ET

Northeast Asia suffers severe heat wave

For countries in Northeast Asia, this summer is becoming too hot to bear.
A Japanese city has experienced the highest temperature ever recorded in the country. The South Korean government is clamping down on the use of air-conditioning in an attempt to stave off power shortages.
And Shanghai has been sweltering under a record-setting run of baking hot days.

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Filed under: China • Heat • Japan • South Korea • Weather
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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    So, does this mean–Gore for President?

    August 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Ivan

      A hot day in summer? Clearly man-made global warming attributable to carbon output. Gore wouldn't make a good president since that requires (ideally) leadership and consensus building in the context of a democracy. But he'd make a great totalitarian dictator akin to Kim Jong Un. They sort of look the same, except Gore is ... heavier.

      August 13, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    My advice? Don't leave children and or pets in the car with the windows rolled up. When cooking shrimp on a manhole cover, make sure to use a clean pan and the shrimp are well cooked.

    August 13, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. TvNyC

    Global warming is real! Get over it we are in trouble!

    August 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • SwelterinPhoenix

      Oh nooo! It's the end of days! Yea right

      August 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lolly

      Weather is real. Man caused global warming is a figment of the lib imagination, a subbranch of enviro lunacy. Controlling do-gooders who know what's best for the masses, or so they delude themselves. Tell you what: If you believe it, please go lecture the Chinese about their forced industrialization practices. And I'll give you a dollar if you tell an unemployed West Virginia coal miner your Al Gore talking points.

      August 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. piankie

    Yep. True

    August 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |