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Boats are seen on the dried bed of the drought-affected Doubs River on the border with France in Les Brenets, Switzerland, August 8, 2022. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

View from Above: Boats are seen on the dried bed of the drought-affected Doubs River on the border with France in Les Brenets from Above, Switzerland, August 8, 2022. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)

A land-art fresco made with biodegradable paint of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins, by French-Swiss artist Saype, covers Copacabana beach as part of the artist's worldwide project titled Beyond Walls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 15, 2022. The artist said he is creating a symbolic human chain around the world with the aim of promoting togetherness, kindness and openness to the world. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)

A land-art fresco made with biodegradable paint of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins, by French-Swiss artist Saype, covers Copacabana beach as part of the artist’s worldwide project titled Beyond Walls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 15, 2022. The artist said he is creating a symbolic human chain around the world with the aim of promoting togetherness, kindness and openness to the world. (Photo by Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo)

A view shows parts of the dried-up River Po that has been suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, near Borgo Virgilio, Italy on August 7, 2022. (Photo by Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters)

A view shows parts of the dried-up River Po that has been suffering from the worst drought in 70 years, near Borgo Virgilio, Italy on August 7, 2022. (Photo by Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters)

A boatman walks on a floating dock made of plastic cubes along the flooded banks of river Ganges after a rise in the water level due to heavy rains in Allahabad on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

A boatman walks on a floating dock made of plastic cubes along the flooded banks of river Ganges after a rise in the water level due to heavy rains in Allahabad on July 30, 2022. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

French salt maker Francois Durand harvests sea salt from a salt pan in Le Pouliguen, west France on August 5, 2022. The country’s record heatwave has seen salt yields nearly double this season as sunlight and light winds have driven the evaporation of seawater that’s let into the pans at high tides. (Photo by Yann Tessier/Reuters)

French salt maker Francois Durand harvests sea salt from a salt pan in Le Pouliguen, west France on August 5, 2022. The country’s record heatwave has seen salt yields nearly double this season as sunlight and light winds have driven the evaporation of seawater that’s let into the pans at high tides. (Photo by Yann Tessier/Reuters)

Commandos of the “Underwater Defence” (SAS), the special operation unit of the Turkish Navy take part in a military training in Istanbul, Turkiye on June 13, 2022. (Photo by Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Commandos of the “Underwater Defence” (SAS), the special operation unit of the Turkish Navy take part in a military training in Istanbul, Turkiye on June 13, 2022. (Photo by Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

A dead tree lies in a harvested wheat field on July 31, 2022 in Guadalajara province, Spain. Some areas of Europe are at risk of drought following a lack of precipitation and severe heatwaves. Spain is battling one of the driest weather conditions in a long time, which could lead to implications for agriculture and tourism, with some areas already facing water restrictions. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

A dead tree lies in a harvested wheat field on July 31, 2022 in Guadalajara province, Spain. Some areas of Europe are at risk of drought following a lack of precipitation and severe heatwaves. Spain is battling one of the driest weather conditions in a long time, which could lead to implications for agriculture and tourism, with some areas already facing water restrictions. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

An aerial view shows the Betuws Wijndomein vineyard, one of the largest in the Netherlands, in Erichem on July 20, 2022, as Europe experiences a heatwave. Europe counted the cost of a record heatwave on July 20, 2022, as climate change protesters pointed to the sizzling weather as a wake up call for the continent. (Photo by Bart Maat/ANP via AFP Photo)

An aerial view shows the Betuws Wijndomein vineyard, one of the largest in the Netherlands, in Erichem on July 20, 2022, as Europe experiences a heatwave. Europe counted the cost of a record heatwave on July 20, 2022, as climate change protesters pointed to the sizzling weather as a wake up call for the continent. (Photo by Bart Maat/ANP via AFP Photo)

This aerial view taken on July 29, 2022 shows burnt forest after wildfires near Landiras, southwestern France. The Gironde prefecture said the two fires, which have destroyed 20,800 hectares of forest in Gironde over the past 10 days and led to the evacuation of more than 36,000 people, are fixed but that firefighters still need to remain on site to monitor for possible recurrences. (Photo by Thibaud Moritz/AFP Photo)

This aerial view taken on July 29, 2022 shows burnt forest after wildfires near Landiras, southwestern France. The Gironde prefecture said the two fires, which have destroyed 20,800 hectares of forest in Gironde over the past 10 days and led to the evacuation of more than 36,000 people, are fixed but that firefighters still need to remain on site to monitor for possible recurrences. (Photo by Thibaud Moritz/AFP Photo)

An aerial photo taken with a drone shows solar panels on Germany's biggest floating photovoltaic plant on lake Silbersee in Haltern, Germany, 27 July 2022. More than 5,000 photovoltaic modules produce around 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, saving 1,100 tons of CO2 to fight climate change with renewable power instead of oil, gas and coal. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/EPA/EFE)

An aerial photo taken with a drone shows solar panels on Germany’s biggest floating photovoltaic plant on lake Silbersee in Haltern, Germany, 27 July 2022. More than 5,000 photovoltaic modules produce around 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, saving 1,100 tons of CO2 to fight climate change with renewable power instead of oil, gas and coal. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/EPA/EFE)

An aerial view shows people line up to cast their votes during the general elections in Eldoret, Kenya on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

An aerial view shows people line up to cast their votes during the general elections in Eldoret, Kenya on August 9, 2022. (Photo by Baz Ratner/Reuters)

An aerial picture taken with a drone shows farmlands in Suloszowa village, southern Poland, 03 August 2022. (Photo by Lukasz Gagulski/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

An aerial picture taken with a drone shows farmlands in Suloszowa village, southern Poland, 03 August 2022. (Photo by Lukasz Gagulski/EPA/EFE/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Beachgoers enjoy the beach as a heat wave hits France in Le Pouliguen, France on August 2, 2022. (Photo by Yann Tessier/Reuters)

Beachgoers enjoy the beach as a heat wave hits France in Le Pouliguen, France on August 2, 2022. (Photo by Yann Tessier/Reuters)

In this aerial photograph, a couple walk their dog along a sun-bleached pathway in Richmond Park on August 09, 2022 in London, England. The Met Office, the UK's weather service, issued an amber extreme heat warning for southern and central England and parts of Wales from midnight on Thursday until Sunday. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 35C in some parts of the country. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

In this aerial photograph, a couple walk their dog along a sun-bleached pathway in Richmond Park on August 09, 2022 in London, England. The Met Office, the UK’s weather service, issued an amber extreme heat warning for southern and central England and parts of Wales from midnight on Thursday until Sunday. Temperatures are expected to reach up to 35C in some parts of the country. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Raymond Hinze
Raymond Hinze is a writer and IT consultant with nearly 20 years of experience across the private and public sectors. He's worked as a writer, trainer, technical support person, delivery manager, system admin, and various other roles that involve getting people and technology to work together.