Extreme weather has become increasingly more common and new studies claim that heat waves set to hit this summer are only going to get hotter.

A study published in early June in the journal Earth's Future predicted record-setting heat waves, while researchers in Australia also fear that the increase in temperature year-over-year may be “pushing ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.” While earlier studies showed the globe has been on a warming trend for the last century, this new study also enforces how climate change has accelerated this warming and made it worse.

A 2014 study conducted by the World Health Organization also predicted the potential harm such heatwaves could cause. The WHO suggested that 250,000 more people would die annually between 2030 and 2050 as a result of continued climate change.

The new research comes as several cities around the world are bracing for heatwaves, some of which are predicted to be record-setters.

Paris is on the verge of a heatwave that will roll through France and break the country’s previous records. Municipal buildings are offering several “cool rooms” for people to relax as well as extra drinking fountains and opening pools for late-night swimming.

Unprecedented heatwaves are hitting much of Europe, with temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Fahrenheit by Friday. One meteorologist in Spain tweeted that "hell is coming." 

Parts of India have seen temperatures exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit in June, just below all-time highs. Japan saw record-high temperatures in May.

Heatwaves are hitting the U.S., as well, with Miami recently breaking temperature records that had stood for over 20 years, as temperatures reached 95 degrees last week. 

Hawaii has also been hit, making it a literal hot spot for the tourists and residents that fill out the islands. Honolulu recorded a high of 91 degrees this past week, breaking the 1995 record of 90 degrees. And this was just the latest in what has been a hot spring for the tourist destination, which, historically, sat around the high 70s to mid 80s.

Even Alaska hasn’t been spared in this recent heatwave, as Anchorage hit a record 77 degrees over the weekend, breaking the record set in 2018. The warm temperatures are expected to continue through the end of the week, with some areas forecasted to possibly hit the low 80s.

HeatWaveNewYork People cool off in a fountain during a heat wave called a "heat dome" in the Manhattan borough of New York, July 23, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz